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Trek: David Carson
David Carson:
David Carson. Recent Werk
Introduction by Eric McLuhan
Interview by Bill Gubbins
Essays by Drew Kampion & Jamie Brisick
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Trek is David Carson’s first graphic design book in the past five years. Along with his latest photographic feats it features film and web work and brilliant new designs created for illustrious clients such as Nine Inch Nails and Quicksilver. Also included is a selection of designs David has created at workshops conducted in countries all over the world.
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With Trek, David Carson is deftly shuffling the deck, bridging the elusive gaps between several different genres. His photographs are always of particular interest: everyday people, places and objects transformed through his uncompromising respect for free association, his extraordinary sense of color, and his vision.

David Carson’s photography has been exhibited in San Francisco, London and Europe and he has been awarded International Center of Photography’s coveted prize for best use of design in photography. David Carson — according to ID Magazine: "the most famous designer in the world" — is currently based in New York where he works as film director, lecturer, designer, consultant, and author. Trek reveals where David has gone with his graphic design since the bestselling 2nd Sight was published in 1997.

The images — some conventionally interesting, others indecipherable — are flung onto the pages like paint on a canvas that magically lands in just the right place.”
— ID Magazine
480 pages, Hardcover, 9 3/4'' x 11 3/4'' (295 x 250 mm)
color illustrations throughout, English
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-046-5  
ISBN-10: 1-58423-046-0      $ 45.00
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:

David Carson: Surf Culture
David Carson: Surf Culture
Works of art featured are all surf-influ­enced and by artists/surfers who have achieved prominence in either the art world or popular culture. Guest cur­at­or for the exhibition is Craig Stecyk of Dysfunctional fame. 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:
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GINGKO PRESS | GRAPHIC DESIGN BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584230465 | ISBN-10: 1584230460