He was the enfant terrible of graphic design in the nineties. His tortured typography prompted a vocal camp of critics to accuse him of being flippant and of destroying the communicative basis of design. But now the techniques of David Carson (and those of his countless imitators) dominate advertising, design, the Web, and even motion pictures. With 35,000 copies of the original sold, this revised edition of The End of Print includes a striking new cover and first chapter that puts Carson's work in context. The rest is vintage Carsonócutting edge and explosive. The End of Print tracks his career from skateboard and surf magazines, to the landmark Beach Culture magazine and his groundbreaking grid-breaking work for Ray Gun, and finally to handling major corporate identity accounts. The End of Print marks a turning point in design that ushered in the look of today.
Lewis Blackwell is the former publisher and editor-in-chief of Creative Review as well as the author of numerous books, including Twentieth-Century Type, The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson, and 2ndsight: Grafik Design After the End of Print.
David Carson is principal of David Carson Design Inc. and the author of the best-selling book The End of Print (Chronicle).
By Lewis Blackwell
and David Carson
9-1/2 x 11-5/16 in; 172 pp ; 225 color and B/W images, 8 pp gatefold
Published in October, 2000