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David Carson (Graphic Designer, Art Director)

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Category: Graphic Design

Post Contributors: Kathy Chen, Olivier Blanc



Profession: Graphic Designer, Art Director

Born: September 8th, 1955, Corpus Christi, United States

Nationality: American



Famous for:

- Grid free compositions

- Unorthodox approach to graphic design

- Grunge typography

- Contemporary style




Links for resources:

Official website


"Great design is a never-ending journey of discovery [...] for which it helps to pack a healthy sense of humor", talk (TED)


"Computers make you lazy", interview (AIGA)


Nu-collage.001 (Book)


All for a few good waves, documentary (Dress Code)

Discussion, podcast & photos of his studio & work (Surf Splendor)


The Font Of Youth, article (Newsweek)


Why don't publishers use Helvetica?, article (The Guardian)


Further research:

- Graphic design

- Typography

- Grid-free


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