060622redesigning aspen magazine


david speaks thursday nite in vancouver,bc at chinese cultural center,currently he is in aspen colorado redesigning aspen magazine. hamburg branch office opens in august.

universtiy of south florida


david held a workshop and public lecture recently at universtiy of south florida(USF)
sponsored in part by AIGA student group : )
and joani!
poster design by ringling school of design professor
edwin utermohlen
– one of the original “ugly” designers
(so described by a new york newspaper reporter)
nice work win, and thanks joani for a great visit-dc
edwin utermohlen

the art institute of ft. lauderdale.


DC spoke last thursday, feb, 23, 2006 at the art institute of ft. lauderdale.
standing room only with some 300+ attendees, a good time was had by all.well, ok, MOST all..
Student alfredo plessman said he was so inspired by the lecture, he painted, for the first time+all night- over the announcement poster(above left). alfredo went to wal mart at 3am to buy paint,and when david arrived in class the next day, he was greeted by alfredo’s
reinterpretation of the orginal poster. nice work alfredo, and thanks to mimi for making the visit such a good one.

one of the top 50 creative people in america over the past 20 years


The Creativity 50,
david selected as “one of the top 50 creative people in america over the past 20 years”,
by Creativity Magazine, NYC.2006

Creativity Magazine 20th Anniversary-
David Carson, a former professional surfer who studied sociology at San Diego State, rode his quirky art direction of magazines like Beach Culture, Ray Gun his style is “intuitive,” he says, “I’m self-taught” to the pinnacle of the design world, amassing media accolades like “The most famous designer on the planet” and “art director of the era.” His first book, The End of Print, with Lewis Blackwell (1995, revised 2000) is the top-selling graphic design book of all time, having sold more than 200,000 copies in five languages. That book title was somewhat prophetic, it seems; in recent years Carson, via David Carson Design, with offices in New York and Charleston, S.C., has launched a career as a film director, having become “fascinated by moving images,” as he puts it, with commercials and branding projects for clients like Lucent, Microsoft, Quiksilver and Armani, as well as music videos for Nine Inch Nails and other bands. He says (on the nature of creativity): “All work needs to be personal it’s where the best work comes from, and it’s the only way to do something truly unique. Nobody else can pull from your background, upbringing, parents or life experiences. The best work is always the most self-indulgent. Do what you love and the passion will show.”