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David Carson GDIM


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David Carson GDIM

  1. 1. Pioneer of “Grungy Typography”<br />
  2. 2. David Carson <br />Born in 1952 in Texas<br />Sociology Teacher<br />Directed Music, Surfing, <br />Skateboarding Magazines <br />in the 1980s and 1990s<br />Based in NY with Studios <br />in Del Mar and Zurich<br />
  3. 3. 9th Best Surfer in World in 1989<br />Professional Surfer<br />Surfing Influences his Design<br />Designs for Surfing Brands<br />
  4. 4. California New Wave Surf Subculture<br />Main 80s and early 90s Influence<br />Developed Corporate Style in late 90s and 2000s<br />
  5. 5. Director Huck Surfing Magazine<br />Captures surfing subculture zeitgeist<br />Visually engaging<br />
  6. 6. Surfer Designer Icon<br />Quicksilver Headquarters Poster, France - 2010<br />
  7. 7. Father of “Grunge Typography”<br />Breaks Classical Rules of Typography<br />Influenced Grunge Pop Culture<br />
  8. 8. “Grunge Typography”<br />Carson’s Design Trademark<br />Instantly Recognisable Style<br />Widely Imitated<br />
  9. 9. Flouting Typography Conventions<br />Typography used in startling ways<br />Typography becomes message<br />
  10. 10. Director of Ray Gun Magazine (1994)<br />Groundbreaking Magazine<br />Design Sensation<br />Made Carson’s Name<br />
  11. 11. Book – The End of Print (1995)<br />Design Phenomenon<br />200,000 copies sold<br />
  12. 12. Appealing Use of Typography<br />Tsunami Benefit Appeal Designed for Jellyfish Web Design<br />
  13. 13. Thought Provoking Messages<br />Carson’s use of typewriter print ….<br />Continually pushing the boundaries of convention. <br />Think outside the box<br />
  14. 14. International Design Speaker<br />Design talks around the world - Brazil 2007<br />
  15. 15. Frequent Use of Kinetic Type<br />Masterful Usage of Letter Clutter<br />
  16. 16. Blue Magazine Art Director<br />1997 Blue first edition cover selected as one of the “best 40 covers over the past 40 years”<br />
  17. 17. Later more Corporate Brand Design<br />Pepsi AdCarsonified<br />
  18. 18. International Speaker 2009 Palermo, Argentina<br />
  19. 19. 170 Graphic Design Awards<br />Best Overall Design, Society of Publication Designers in New York.<br />Cover of the Year, Society of Publication Designers in New York.<br />Award of Best Use of Photography in Graphic Design<br />Designer of the Year 1998, International Center of Photography<br />Designer of the Year 1999, International Center of Photography<br />Master of Typography, Graphics magazine (NY)<br />The most famous graphic designer on the planet, April 2004 - London Creative Review magazine (London)<br />
  20. 20. Bibliography<br /><br /><br /><br />The End of Print (1994)<br />