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Alphabet Soup (or: Michael Doret) [Michael Doret]

Michael Doret is a commercial hand lettering artist in Hollywood, CA, but born in New York in 1946. A graduate of The Cooper Union, he was interviewed by MyFonts in 2011. He worked at PhotoLettering as an assistant of Ed Benguiat. Klingspor link. Behance link. Veer writes: A graduate of the Cooper Union, Michael has run his own design studio for many years - first in New York City - and currently in Hollywood. An eight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award, Michael is a specialist in logos and letterforms. His unique typographic vision blends elements of lettering, illustration and graphic design. The inspiration for his work has come from such diverse sources as matchbook covers, theater marquees, enamel signs, early and mid-20th century packaging, and various other artifacts of this great land of ours. Although for much of his career he executed his work in traditional media, he now works almost exclusively in a digital format. In 2006, he set up his own foundry, Alphabet Soup.

Fonts sold by MyFonts. Behance link. FontShop link.

His typefaces:

  • Dark Angel (2013). A gloomy black blackletter hybrid.
  • Deliscript (2009): an upright connected script with accompanying slanted version. It was inspired by neon signs in from of Canter's restaurant in Hollywood. Winner at TDC2 2010. And a winner in the Type Design category, CA Magazine's Award of Excellence in their 2011 Typography issue.
  • Deluxe Gothic (2010), a Bank Gothic style face. DeLuxe Gothic was also the name that Intertype used for their version of Bank Gothic. Images: i, ii), iii.
  • Dynascript (2011). Patrick Griffin did the Opentype programming. Dynatype (2012) is the upright, slightly more formal cousin of Dynascript.
  • Grafika (2009): a gorgeous 1930s art deco typeface originally designed for the credits of the movie Savages. Doret calls it extreme deco.
  • Metroscript (2006, Alphabet Soup): a connected retro script.
  • Orion (2003): an upright, linear script, based on an enameled sign (probably of 1930s vintage) that designer Michael Doret picked up at a Paris flea market.
  • Power Station (2006): a 3-d athletic lettering and beveled family, with styles such as Block, Wedge, Block Low, Block High.
  • Steinweiss Script (2010): a 2200-glyph curly script typeface called Steinweiss Script (2010), which captures a lot of the spirit of Steinweiss's album covers from the late 1930s and 1940s. (Opentype programming help by Patrick Griffin).

Creative Market link. View Michael Doret's typefaces. The typeface libray at Alphabet Soup.

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INTERNAL LINKS
Calligraphic typefaces ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Comic/cartoon fonts ⦿ Athletic lettering faces ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Type scene in California ⦿ Type scene in New York ⦿ Art deco typefaces ⦿ 3D fonts ⦿ Signage typefaces ⦿ Neon tube or faux neon typefaces ⦿ Morris Fuller Benton ⦿ Curly typefaces ⦿








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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html