From CreativeReview Magazine,London: "David Carson was the last person whose work for a magazine shifted wider contemporary design" jan.2014
"CARSON forged graphic design into a cultural force and a
medium with its own shape and direction. AIGA, 2014"
'CARSON is the most googled graphic designer in history, even surpassing some well known fine artists' Eye magazine, london
"One of America's most important artists...." _Smithsonian Institute magazine. March 2014
"he changed the public face of graphic design" - newsweek
"the art director of the era" creative review london
"the most important work coming out of america" ameri-
can center for design
"the most influential graphic designer of our times"
surfrider foundation, july '09
"He significantly influenced a generation to embrace ty-
pography as an expressive medium" - steven heller 2010
"our biggest star" AIGA(american institute of graphic arts)
"the greatest living graphic designer.." -brain pickings, feb. 12, 2012
"..he feels the work..there's a strong element of intuition
-- and that fits because sometimes you can't describe
why his work is so beautiful." - Hillman Curtis
Graphic Design USA magazine(NYC) listed the "Most in
fluential graphic designers of the era" David was listed as
one of the top 5 most influential designers, along with
Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Saul Bass and Massimo Vignelli.
' Innovator, pioneer, groundbreaker, gamechanger --
Carson deserves them all '--mark cameron/Fotorator may, 1, 2012
DC, april 28, 2012 : http://spiffingdesign.com/2012/spiffing-artists-..
spoke at FIT "I'll never forget when I asked David to speak at FIT and he agreed. The best way to relate is to quote what they said that when Aeschines spoke the people said, "How well he speaks"; but when Demosthenes spoke, they said, "Let us march!" Truly an inspiration and a great communicator"August 20, 2008 -Staz Tsiavos,
honored to be included in novum magazine, switzerland, 90 year anniversary issue. 8 designers were selected to be highlighted in the issue, including hermann Zapf, milton glaser, uwe loesch, fons hickmann, francesco franchi. novum is long considered the top graphic design magazine coming from europe
international design magazine out oct. 2014 in china and select newsstands and bookstores world wide.
oct 2014.davids sold out lecture and workshop in lithuania.
when armani first launched its watches, David came up with this headline and design. it ran as posters and print ads worldwide.
dcd, client: Audi, Germany.
dcd, client: Audi, Germany.
2015. Davids poster for the 50th anniversary of the Society of Publication Designers, nyc. available soon at SPD site.
While going into this photobook I would not normally be interested in the kind of commercial photography that is largely exhibited, the power of Watson’s images was hard to deny. I could still feel a powerful mood, sense of history, and artistry in looking at them; whether it be one of the many portraits, artifacts from the Apollo missions, or a snapshot similar to what I gravitate towards as a photographer.
However, as someone who is also a graphic designer, what stole the show for me was the design treatment by David Carson. The individual attention given to the design of the captions and text in this photobook by the designer David Carson is incredible. Every photograph and piece of text is given it’s own personality–deservedly so–yet at the same time, everything feels like it belongs to the same family within the book. The treatment of the design and typography meet the task of matching the tone or content of the photograph(s) it is paired with; sometimes overtly, sometimes more subtly and abstractly. Rather than overpowering the photography–as you might expect would happen with the application of more expressive design–Carson’s design synthesizes with the content, creating a world and story that is unique to the book. A story that is told not only with photography but words, yet it must be seen and felt rather than read to be understood.
david designed the poster for GRAFIK 15 conference, in Zurich, march, 2015.
DCD is the cover story for feb.2015 issue of design magazine, the T ,from south korea. An extensive interview,and samples of work, over 17 pages....... click
new work, worldwide social media launch exploration more
spread" from the book of probes,"
Dc commissioned work for the smithsonian institute, washington dc. June 2014. click
brand acumen (music: SKALPEL) click
davids poster for his A.I.G.A., austin lecture. 2014. the poster was Arminized* before printing. (*changing ones work without permission or discussion)