• Art of the Book – David Carson

*Permission for this showcase page has been generously granted by David Carson.

To visit his website, please open this link:  http://www.davidcarsondesign.com/

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To visit a lecture by David Carson for TED 2003 open this link: http://www.ted.com/talks/david_carson_on_design

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Engaging only a few samples from David Carson’s website, and concentrating mainly on his recent book covers, this artist/designer/educator/author… surfer’s work is limitless.

His concentrations range from branding, book, magazine, print, logo, video to design for music… and the web, among other pieces, projects and portfolios for competitive clients.

Carson is world-renown for breaking the ‘rules’ that can separate fine art and graphics, elevating design to a high art with infinite variety and breadth, always making room for the pen, the brush, the substrate… the unexpected mark… and his signature illusory, sensory, transient space. His work unifies the organizing principles of art and design, making room for emotion, movement, chance, meaning, observation, humor… sound.

• His book covers, for example, more exhibited below > balance the duality between word and image, enliven the ‘read/s’ within a narrative and set free the function of fearless ideas:

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Book of Probes

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CarsonArchPatterns

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CarsonReliefPosters