On David Carson.


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Design, discovery, and humour: David Carson on TED.com


Bush Days — If you know who David Carson is, the chances are very good it’s because you are one of two types of people: either (a) a serious music fan, following music magazines in the 1990s, or (b) someone involved in the world of graphic design.

David Carson is the infamous surfer dude who came into graphic design later in life, and flouted all the rules and conventions of design — and particularly typography — grinning, claiming simply that he never learned the rules he was breaking. In the video above, he talks about finding inspiration in life and expression; his thoughts on creativity are pretty inspirational, no matter what your chosen path.

He founded Ray Gun Magazine, which printed from 1992–2000 and pushed the boundaries of certain principles of design — like readability, for example: Ray Gun become noted far and wide for it’s cutting edge design and layout work, even advertisements. But in 1994, David Carson designed the sleeve art for an album called Sixteen Stone by this group called Bush.

The rest is in-your-music-collection-history.


Sixteen Stone

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    My name is Bobby.

    I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things.

    I write occasionally for Smashing Magazine and the London Community News online, and weekly for Interrobang, the student voice newspaper at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

    I've also been published by the Canadian University Press.
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