David Carson is a director and graphic designer. He’s an activist of the revolutionary typography. When he was in charge of editing Ray Gun magazine, the magazine was characterized by the typographic approach that David gave to it, which was later known as “grunge typography”.
He studied at the San Diego State University, and at the Oregon College of Commercial Art, and has done countless specialized courses in the area of graphic design. He became an art director for Transworld Skateboarding magazine, linking two of his passions, extreme sports and design.
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He also collaborated with Surfer magazine, making publications, and then redesigning the style of the magazine. This led him to be hired by Ray Gun magazine. After leaving the magazine, David created his own design agency called “David Carson Design”, where he works with Nike, Pepsi, Ray-Ban, American Airlines, Armani, NBC, British Airways, Toyota, Warner Bros, Intel, Mercedes Benz, Kodak, among other brands.
He also became the director of the Gibbes Art Museum in Charleston, and the creative director of the Bose brand. He has also made designs for the International Festival of San Sebastian and advertising posters for the design school at Harvard.
David has traveled around the world showing his art, teaching his design techniques, and telling his experiences of having worked with the biggest brands in the world. He has also won several awards like Designer of the Year, Best Overall Design, and the title of the most famous graphic designer on the planet by the London Creative Review, and more than 200 other awards.
Our team knows David’s style was defined during the 1980s as “dirty and unconventional”, that’s why he received a great recognition to be an idol for the design industry. One of its design tools was the use of Dingbat, a typography that came to revolutionize the world of design. Carson’s work has received so much admiration due to being an innovator since his art was taken as rebellious or untraditional, now it’s valued as the best of design.