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Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing 2nd PRINTING
Craig Stecyk, David Carson:
Surf Culture
The Art History of Surfing
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Designed by David Carson and published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in July 2002, Surf Culture examines the history of modern surfboard design from 1900 to the present and features over 100 surfboards. It is the most comprehensive examination to date of surfing’s impact on western culture and its cultural bleed into mainstream.
Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing(1)
Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing(2)
Both exhibition and book will explore surfing related activities and by-products such as skateboarding, surf photography, film, clothing, and music and make an assessment of their socio-economic impact.

Works of art featured are all surf-influenced and by artists/surfers who have achieved prominence in either the art world or popular culture — Craig Kauffman, Billy Al Bengston, and Robert Irwin to name just a few. Guest curator for the exhibition is Craig Stecyk of Dysfunctional fame.

240 pages, 250 color illustrations, English

Paperback: 9'' x 10'' (229 x 254 mm)
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-113-4  
ISBN-10: 1-58423-113-0      $ 39.95

Hardcover: 9 1/4'' x 10 1/4'' (235 x 260 mm)
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-133-2  
ISBN-10: 1-58423-133-5      $ 59.95
About the Artist:
David Carson
David Carson
Carson graduated from San Diego State University, where he received a BFA degree in sociology. A former professional surfer, he was ranked #9 in the world during his college days.

Carson and his work have been featured in over 180 magazine and newspaper articles around the world, including a feature in Newsweek magazine, and a front page art­icle in the New York Times. London-based Creative Review magazine dubbed Carson "Art Director of the Era." The American Cen­ter for Design (Chicago) called his work on Ray Gun magazine “the most im­portant work coming out of America.” His work on Beach Culture magazine won ‘Best Overall Design’ and ‘Cover of the Year’ from the So­ci­ety of Publication De­signers in New York.

In 1993, David Carson won the International Center of Photography's INFINITY DESIGN Award

See also:

Van Hamersveld | Coolhous Studio NEW
Van Hamersveld | Coolhous Studio
In a career spanning 50 years, John Van Hamersveld has graced such magazines as Rolling Stone, Esquire and Billboard with his illustrations and designed album covers for bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, The Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, Kiss and Blondie. more...

Trek: David Carson. Recent Werk
Trek: David Carson. Recent Werk
Carson is bridging the elusive gaps between several different genres. His photo­graphs are of particular interest: people, places and objects trans­formed through his uncompromising respect for free association and his ex­traordin­ary sense of color. more...

Marshall McLuhan: The Book of Probes
Marshall McLuhan / David Carson:
The Book of Probes
McLuhan’s bold perceptions, such as “obsolescence is the moment of superabundance” he called ‘probes’ and they gleam today like hidden gems in his many books. more...

Fucked Up + Photocopied Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement
Fotografiks: David Carson
A new expression of Carson’s famously original way of seeing, 'fotografiks' are curiously fleeting images that seem to have been lifted out of their mundane context and abstracted to another realm. more...
How to order:
email to Gingko Press
PDF Fax Form | Blank
GINGKO PRESS | POP CULTURE / SURF CULTURE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE | GRAPHIC DESIGN BOOK
ISBN-13: 9781584231134 | ISBN-10: 1584231130 — ISBN-13: 9781584231332 | ISBN-10: 1584231335