dda awards in london, uruguay workshp


dc selected to judge prestigious dda awards in london:
david is back from speaking + workshops in urguay and new zealand,
david will be speaking in italy in late february, and at typoberlin in may. more lectures tba
uruguay workshp



workshop in montevdeo,urguay aug 09.


Sent: Aug 28, 2009 7:33 PM To: dcarson@earthlink.net Subject: From uruguay
My name is Cecilia, i’m 27 years old and I’m form montevideo, uruguay. I’d been familiar with your work long before i attended to your conference a couple of weeks ago, and i must say that it was worth the waiting and the neck pain i got from sitting on the floor with my head twisted enought to be able to see the images. I’m sorry to say that i thanked god for speaking english…since many things got lost in translation, litteraly. Many of these things caught my attention, but one really did it big time: the fact you consider the possibility that some graphic design pieces could trully be a pice of art. I attended to the national school of fine arts, and i’m also a web designer…so, discussing with students and collegues from both sides.. they seem to think i’m crazy for sharing that thought,so though i’m used to having a foot on each field and convinced that they can meet and converge in certain graphic pieces, i was great to hear someone else saying that it might be possible. I felt related to so many things, i’m a photographer (i was that before i even started studying webdesign), and i always have my cam on me..anyway, my point is that all those things people told me over the years that i couldn’t be involved in more than one field (or none would take me seriously)… came down to the ground listening to you, and i admit it, i felt amused by those people’s faces as they listened (it’s interesting how people may change their minds about something as soon as they listen to a “respectable and trustfull” source). I’d have liked to talk to you a bit more..but i knew it was not possible, you did say where you were going to be, but it was going to be crowded and it’s unhuman to expect you to have a conversation with everyone who feels like it. But to be honest, i think i would have liked that not because of what you may represent in your field, but cause i thought you were a nice, kind and interesting person to talk to, besides the fact that we obviously have some common interests. Bottom line, i’d have enjoyed talking to the person behind the name.
Now i’ve a job interview tomorrow, i’m doing a new portfolio, and for some reason i remember the conference, and the fact you said you read the e-mails people send you, and i just thought you might like to know, it was an inspirational experience, and it was fun as well (like the “friendly child eatter dog” jaja) so i worte this e-mail.
Well, thanks for reading and enjoy your days.


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