It Began In Brooklyn: From A to Z & Beyond
Even if the name Michael Doret doesn’t ring a bell, you’re probably more familiar with his work than you may realize. You have most likely seen his logo for the NY Knicks, his covers for TIME magazine, or for the hardrock group KISS. Michael is one of the most celebrated practitioners of “integrated letterforms”; his award–winning work blurs the distinctions between the worlds of lettering, illustration, and graphic design.
More recently, Michael has been working in the realm of font design. His font “Deliscript” was accepted for inclusion in the TDC² 2010 Typeface Design competition, and received the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts in 2011. In 2012 both “Dynascript” and “Dynatype” were winners in in the typeface design category in Applied Arts Magazine’s Design Competition. In the same year Michael’s takeoff of Alex Steinweiss’ calligraphy “Steinweiss Script” was awarded Communication Arts Award of Excellence. Most recently in 2014 his attempt to delve into the world of blackletter fonts “Dark Angel” again won CAs Award of Excellence.
In his talk Michael will delve into his past and reveal the primal sources which drive his art: how his environment and surroundings while growing up in Brooklyn made deep and lasting impressions in his young mind which are still strongly evident in his work.
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