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David Carson: 2nd Sight: Grafik Design After the End of Print

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2ndsight is the sequel to The End of Print, the first monograph on David Carson's work. Rather than simply being a collection of the work produced since the first book was published, however, 2ndsight is a sequel in the true sense of the word. While The End of Print showed the world Carson's radical new approach, his rejection of the traditional 'rules' of communication, 2ndsight examines the creative process behind the work, and considers the broader implications of his intuitive approach to graphic design. Intuition is central to the book's thesis, and its meaning and influence is explored both in Lewis Blackwell's writing and in the evocative texts by leading designers and thinkers interspersed throughout the book.

As well as presenting Carson's commercial work-- his latest ideas in advertising, magazine and book design, web sites, film and video-- 2ndsight examines work inspired by exhibitions, talks, and workshops. The student workshops Carson conducts in design colleges around the world throw particular light on his creative process. The workings of these sessions are examined: their chief aim being not to teach computer skills or encourage participants to mimic the master, but to help them find their own voice. Collages put together by Carson of selected work pay tribute to the thousands of designers who have taken part.

Finally, a conversation between Blackwell and Carson probes Carson's working methods-- his collage technique of using two or more files at once on screen; of working in black and white; of moving to and from the computer, printing out each stage of a design before developing it further; his experimentation with the balance of type and image. Above all, his respect for intuition and his conviction that it is the key to truly individual graphic expression.

About the Author

David Carson is a graphic designer living in New York City. Newsweek said he "changed the public face of graphic design."

dcarson@earthlink.net

Lewis Blackwell is the publisher and editor of Creative Review magazine in London, and the author of 20th Century Type, as well as The End of Print.

lewisb@centaur.co.uk

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789301284
Subtitle:
Grafik Design After the End of Print
Introduction:
Kao, John
Contribution:
Kao, John
Contribution:
Kidd, Chip
Author:
Blackwell, Lewis
Contribution:
Kidd, Chip
Author:
Carson, David
Publisher:
Universe
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Prints -- Technique.
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11.30x9.72x.56 in. 2.39 lbs.

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