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may 27, 2010


DC Named to Most Influential list
Graphic Design USA magazine(NYC) recently listed the “Most influential 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.

David Carson Design
Partnership for Drug Free America – TV spot
David Carson , Director
ADDY Awards :
I didn’t realize that this was David Carson’s work when we watched it the first time. The typography wasn’t the thing that caused me to enjoy it. It was just a novel way to do a very “tired” subject. It caused me to think about things in a different way and that’s what made it good. Very clever solution.
This spot had it all…killer art direction, amazing broadcast design, and most importantly, a powerful concept. It did what all those “Parents…the anti-drug” spots are trying to do, but failing miserably: Tell you exactly what you as a parent can do to help your child. And as it turns out, it’s a pretty simple thing to do. Moving, compelling, and persuasive.


david lecture at TED


here david lecture at TED (http://TED.COM/)

Hi David
Just wanted to thank you for giving such an inspiring TED talk.
I’ve been passing on the link to everyone I know. Your point about putting yourself into the work resonated greatly.
It led me to change the world the best way I know how. One day (and one song) at a time.
You can see how at http://boscutti.com/
Mille grazie
>Sent: Jan 19, 2009 5:06 PM
>To: dcarson@earthlink.net
>Subject: David /Probes/World’s Most Creative (And Dangerous) Quote Book
>Dear David,                                                   January 19, 2009
>What an insane world.  Today in Richmond, Virginia I just  discovered David Carson…no not the 2009 David Carson, the 2003 TED.com one (He was funny and entertaining.)  I’m sure the older one is even more creative and funny.  I discovered Marshall McLuhan, Buckminster Fuller, and Edward de Bono when I taught in Edinburgh, Scotland as the only male teacher in a school for girls.
>I became a teacher and writer because of being inspired by Ray Bradbury.  Years ago he came to Richmond and let me walk with him through the Poe Museum–Poe was his inspiration.  (He’s 89 and, even after a stroke in 1999, still writing.)
>My design heroes are Alan Fletcher, Ross Lovegrove, Mirko Llic, Milton Glaser, Tom Kelly, and now, David Carson.  I hadn’t heard of you until today, but I’ve been reading and cutting pages out of RayGun for years until it was sadly gone.
>I know I’m using Verdana (sounds like vanilla)…I don’t know much about this field.
>I’m retired from the chalk mines to full-time writing.  (I loved teaching.)   Go to
>www.knowords.com and see my first design for sale. My new book, The World’s Most Creative (And Dangerous) Quote Book; it opens in the middle and turns into two separate books.   I’ve had 100 pages of photographs and a book cover sold.   Great eye not connected to great hand
>As a retired teacher and new writer, I’m broke.    I know you’ve been there in your life; it sucks.   It’s the first time for me and I hope the last time.   Only creative me would be trying to sell a book to a major publisher by way of blurbs from famous people like Bradbury, followed by getting an agent, then the publisher, in this economy.   It’s a shame I didn’t hang out with Dean Kamen as a kid or have a $6,000.  TED ticket to hang out with rich and famous creative people for four days.   My book comes with  left-brain and right-brain wristbands, a bookmark, and a small poster of the 2nd cover.   I have over 200 quote books; none like my book.   I haven’t bought a book in over 3 months, but the first book I’ll buy when I’m back on my feet, is The Book of Probes -Marshall McLuhan.   In those 200 quote books are a few McLuhan quotes.   I have a few in my book.  Your illustrative talents and Marshall McLuhan’s way with word should have been a best seller.
>I like the way you spoke of imagination and creativity at TED.    As a teacher I received two major teacher awards, kids and most parents loved me, the janitors and cooks loved me, and most teachers loved me, and principals were always trying to figure out a way to get rid of me.   My classroom looked like 24 back issues of RayGun and a few illustrations from How and Wired.
>In the back of my new creativity book in the Creatography, I am adding David Carson under Best Creative Designers and under Creative Products I’m adding the book, The Book of Probes-Marshall McLuhan edited by David Carson.
>May 2009 be a great wave.
>N. Wylie Jones



david at typoberlin, may 18th, 06.
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Sent: May 26, 2006 4:55 AM
To: dcarson@earthlink.net
Subject: typeradio
Dear David Carson,
I just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed interviewing you at TypoBerlin for Typeradio very much. We are very pleased you had time for a little chat.
After some editing (no more than cutting it in workable pieces and taking out some glitches and coughs), the interview will be put on this website for everybody to download and/or listen to direct:
i will let you know when the interview is online.
thanks again and kind regards on behalf of Typeradio,
Donald Beekman



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