"a pioneer with profound impact" _Apple computers, 2014

      AIGA Gold Medal, 2014
"CARSON forged graphic design into a cultural force and a medium with its own shape and direction. AIGA, 2014"
"the most important work coming out of america" american center for design
"he changed the public face of graphic design" - newsweek
"he changed the public face of graphic design" - newsweek
"One of America's most important artists...." _Smithsonian Institute magazine. March 2014
"One of America's most important artists...." _Smithsonian Institute magazine. March 2014
"the art director of the era" creative review, london
"the greatest living graphic designer.." -brain pickings
' Innovator, pioneer, groundbreaker, gamechanger
-- Carson deserves them all '--mark cameron/Fotorator
From CreativeReview Magazine,London: "David Carson was the last person whose work for a magazine shifted wider contemporary design" jan.2014
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David in Australian national newspaper. oct.2014  theaustralian.com.au/executive-living/home-design/..
David on "Surf Graphics"  beachgrit.com/asp-branding-..

David Carson has been awarded the design professions highest award >the AIGA Gold Medal for 2014. http://www.aiga.org/medalist-david-carson/

today on designboom  designboom.com/design/interview-..
david speaks to New York's TypeDirectorsClub  this next wednesday, april 23!  tdc.org/event/lifetypelife/  SOLD OUT
#DavidCarson spoke to a sold out crowd (600+) at the Sophia Design Week, Bulgaria this past saturday, june 22,2013.
David returns to TYPO/Berlin may 14th-18. he'll be showing new work, including spreads from his new book.
upcoming lectures include england, san juan argentina. + a key note address in montreal canada.
david has just finalized the poster for the 50th anniversary of the BritishTheatre, signed copies to be availabe in october.......
david will be part of an art exhibition in los angeles, Dark Beach, july 27.
david spoke october 7th at weiden +kennedy to an already sold out audience during portlands design week.
david is the keynote speaker at : FUSE: Branding+ Design conference. april 2014/chicago.
davids seattle lecture on january 24th was a sell out !
david carson: currently designing graphics for #ACEHOTEL rooms in portland.
#DavidCarson nominated for East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame, 2014.

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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,

complex.com/style/2013/07/influential-designers/18-david-carson
DAVID CARSON, DESIGN SHOCKER. EOS INTERVIEW
markpenfold.net carson.pdf



David is honored to be the featured design speaker at the International Festival of Creativity, for advertising and agency creatives, held in Dubai this coming march, March 8th 2015



March 2015. david spoke at the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity , and judged their advertising awards...

david designed the poster for GRAFIK 15 conference, in Zurich, march, 2015.

David Carson: Featured Speaker at Grafik15

"Have fun." David Carson's closing message is anything but glib-- profound, in truth and action. It's the driving force behind the graphic designer's body of work; a philosophy that he applies to life in general. The international legend, known for his iconoclastic style, experimental typography, and distinctive magazine layouts, spoke at Plaza Klub on Friday night as part of Grafik15's three day graphic arts extravaganza, taking place March 13-15 in Zurich. During the evening, which was much like a spontaneous, grand oeuvre tour led by sage/comedian Carson, the audience was treated to an inside glimpse of a creative brain.
Carson is an entertaining presenter, beyond doubt. At one point, he showed a photograph he had taken while driving ("texting and driving is illegal, so I take pictures while driving") of a lone bike on the back of a huge flatbed trailer. With his characteristic dry wit, Carson quipped, "What a way to transport a bike!" Interspersed with his commissioned designs and publications, these odd, funny moments he captures serve as testament to his ability to notice details in his surroundings, part of the landscape that impacts and reflects his art.
He's an advocate of freedom and authenticity, stressing that he believes in everything he produces. He also urges abandonment of templates. "Never use guidelines," Carson instructs, promoting creative freedom, self-expression, and aesthetic instinct.
A surfer, former teacher, and sociology major, Carson is candid and unassuming, sharing personal stories that almost serve as design parables, in the most natural way. "Be open to accidents," he says, noting that this doesn't mean to celebrate mistakes, but rather to stay open to what you might not expect at first, rather than trying to control outcome.
His favorite projects include working with Nine Inch Nails and Beach Culture Magazine. He uses QuarkXPress. He painted his driveway a rainbow of colors, because plain was boring, and he painted his array of surfboards plain white, as an artistic expression. "Always do something that pleases you." David Carson is a series of surprises, and someone who clearly loves what he does.
- Caitlin E. Krause

@CKwriter
www.flickr.com/caitlinkrause

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.

armani

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.

http://lightsideinhabitant.tumblr.com/post/109161546568/cyclops-..

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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

dcd room designs for ACE hotel portland.

spread" from the book of probes,"

those interested in seeing Carson's work fire on all cylinders, and getting a better understanding of its wider cultural importance, check out his design for The Book of Probes, a collection of McLuhan aphorisms and adages, quips and japes, .......... In his essay about The Book of Probes, McLuhan expert W. Terrence Gordon writes that Carson's treatment of McLuhan's words "provides a haven of rest for an eye exhausted by the price it pays for its addiction to linear space . . . Carson tweaks the nose of our eye with a wake-up call to resonant utterance, scattering visual reminders of how we impoverish our sensory lives by clinging to linearity."

Read more: David Carson, Marshall McLuhan, and the End of Print (Again) »

Dc commissioned work for the smithsonian institute, washington dc. June 2014.  click

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brand acumen (music: SKALPEL)  click

David,
It has been an absolute pleasure and an honor to have the chance to work with you.
No one else could have captured our "mold-breaking" ideology quite like you did.
Cheers,
Suzanne / Brand Acumen
nov.2013.

Armani packaging

dc, sofia, bulgaria, june 23, 2013.

2014 david was selected as one of apple computers"30 most innovative users"
in their 30 year history. (only two graphic designers were selected)
"A pioneer with profound impact"





http://www.apple.com/30-years/1992/

Olso,Norway.2014.

davids poster for his A.I.G.A., austin lecture. 2014. the poster was Arminized* before printing. (*changing ones work without permission or discussion)