the End of Print (Again)


David Carson, Marshall McLuhan, and the End of Print (Again) »
Buzz Poole on David Carson’s experimental typography, its continuing relevance, its wider cultural importance, and how Marshall McLuhan predicted it all.  july 20,2012

What David Carson committed himself to was reading culture as it existed in technological frameworks that altered visual communication and short-circuited longstanding traditions of design and typography in order to fuse them to new and indifferent mediums that were no less effective in making their points.





n e w s :
david has been invited to judge the D+AD awards in london this spring,’11,
celebrating the best worldwide design and advertising for ’10.
following recent lectures in nyc + phil.(PENN) next up: argentina+new zealand, vancouver.
davids exhibition in PARIS , spring 2011
watch for dc’s new
TVcommerical,as CD,
for B.headphones
davids recently designed architecture book,
PATTERNS by p.anderson+d.salomon (Harvard, Cornell)
is now available at better book stores.

Subject: The End of Print


Subject: The End of Print
I can’t believe I’m actually typing this because who knows if you even check this particular email-but here it goes. My name is Meghan and I’m a graphic design student from Ohio. A few months ago an assignment in one of my classes was to redesign a publication the way that another designer would do it. So I searched the web and found a few of the classic designers, and even though their designs were stunning they didn’t really interest me. So I decided to look at some design books instead. When I finally saw your book I freaked out because I couldn’t figure out where the title was, which was the craziest and yet most wonderful thing in the world to me…that you could create a response like that with something such a small detail. For the first time I felt something click. Since then I’ve probably “read” every page of The End of Print at least 15 times now, and I find new things in it each time that I never noticed before. Reading your book has changed my style into something that I can’t explain, which is what I love about your designs. Before I saw your work type was secondary-and more like a chore. But now it’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders-and it doesn’t have to be anything, and I’m finally free. I don’t think it should even be called type anymore. You have been a such a huge inspiration to me, I’m curious as to what inspires you-or if your ideas just smack you right in the face. I would also love to come to a workshop of yours but I have no idea how to go about doing it-I do hope to one day meet you in person.
july 10, 2006