- Hardcover: 456 pages
- Publisher: Gingko Pr Inc (Jan. 1 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584230460
- ISBN-13: 978-1584230465
- Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 3.2 x 28.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,323,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Trek David Carson, Recent Werk Hardcover – Jan 1 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
The latest volume featuring the graphic work of David Carson is full to burstingnearly 500 pages worthof the color, splashy text and eye-catching design for which hes been termed "the most famous graphic designer in the world." (He did commercials for Nike and Microsoft, designed for Ray Gun and Blue magazines and in general, for a while anyway, lived the life of a "graphic-designer-as-rock-star.") Slogans slash across computer-enhanced photographs ("Advertising is the art form of the 20th century"); captions clarify fuzzy pictures ("i left my camera somewhere in europe, spain i think, and someone found it and returned it
.fotos had been taken. including this one. i dont think i recognize this breast") and the occasional family photo (Carsons young children are charming, tow-headed subjects). His work for Nine Inch Nails and Quicksilver, reprinted here, will be familiar to some; real fans (of which Carson seems to have many; enthusiastic fan letters are included in the volume) will appreciate his casual musings on New York City, his sons name and other random topics. An exercise in self-congratulation? Perhaps. But for those who love him, this is a juicy and almost personal text.
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"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."
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There are many out there who do not like Carson's work, and if that's the case (read a certain review in here) then this book is probably not for you. But most assaults I hear about Carson is that he's arrogant and self-centered and they'll argue that this book is proof of that...I think confident is a more accurate word and if the book seems self-serving, then there's a chance that you misunderstood when you see that the book is about the creator, David Carson, and his work. The majority of those who hate his work just don't get it, those who feel that the message is the message, as opposed to the medium, or that his work is dated and trite. Carson's style has evolved since "The End of Print", his other book, a pretty good deal. For the amount they're asking for, this book is an excellent buy.
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