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Fotografiks: David Carson
David Carson, Phillip B. Meggs:
Fotografiks: David Carson
An Equilibrium Between Photography and Graphic Design through Graphic Expression that Evolves from Content
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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.

Street markings, graffiti and all sorts of signage have been obscured, enlarged or cropped to create strangely familiar but often enigmatic pictures that show Carson’s acutely sensitive response to shapes, colors, shadows and light.

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An introductory essay explores the synergy between graphic design and photography, and the dynamic relationship that exists between words and pictures. Anecdotal captions provide philosophic comments on the nature of the photographs, aspects of the page design and observations on the process of assembling parts to form a whole.

Possibly the most influential graphic designer working today, David Carson has been profiled by several of the world’s leading publications including Newsweek and The New York Times, and has won an award from the International Center for Photography in New York for “the best use of design with photography.” He creates cutting edge advertising for a number of high profile clients including Nike, Microsoft, MTV, Jaguar, Ray-Ban and Sony.

192 pages, 270 color illustrations, English

Paperback, 11 1/4'' x 9'' (285 x 230 mm)
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-004-5 
ISBN-10: 1-58423-004-5     $ 35.00

Hardcover, 11 3/4'' x 9 1/2'' (295 x 240 mm)
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-028-1 
ISBN-10: 1-58423-028-2     $ 50.00

Signed Limited Edition (170 cps.), Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-029-8 
ISBN-10: 1-58423-029-0     $ 150.00
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:

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...

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...
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