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The End of Print

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The End of Print is the first collection of the work of David Carson, arguably the most innovative and influential graphic designer of the 1990s. Carson's layered, challenging approach to typography has earned him an international reputation. At the cutting edge, he continually reinvents the relationship between design and type and has single-handedly changed the course of ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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Hannah Jo Parker
I was inspired to read this book after seeing David Carson in the documentary film Helvetica. I loved his assertion that you can't assume something communicates just because it's legible.

This book was my lunch buddy for a couple of weeks as I studied its contents. I was uplifted every day by the notion that you can throw out all the rules and succeed beautifully.

The End of Print provides plenty of examples of Carson's exciting approach to graphic design, including one of my favorites mentioned
Kim M-M
Nov 14, 2008 Kim M-M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art_craft_design
Anything that David Carson touches turns to golden chaos. He is the edge, of the cutting and 'Born to be Wild' is probably his anthem. The bane of art teachers everywhere, there is a freedom in his style flies in the face of reason.
... I can't remember what this book is about though, all i remember is the graphics :)
Jun 22, 2007 Mads rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my past life I was a graphic and layout artist for magazines. All because I was puttering around a bookstore and my eye caught a weird magazine cover. The cover was by David Carson and the magazine was RAYGUN. It was the start of an obsession. I believe that Carson revolutionized how magazines are designed, although his critics disagree.
Aug 07, 2007 Inggita rated it really liked it
the book from the bad boy of typography himself. the out-of-the-design-box guru. the "king of non-communication." this book actually belongs to Abang Edwin - i'm just listing it here because it's one from a groundbreaking designer.
Jun 23, 2008 Tom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this designer in the 90's. Looking upon his stuff now, it seems so dated. Probably because he was so imitated that it obliterated his work. This is what I'll probably say of Rex Ray's work in another decade.
I'm a graphic designer In school I had to do a report on a designer and David Carson was the one I picked out of the hat. I never heard of him before the project.
Mar 20, 2008 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
David Carson is 'the' graphic designer of the decade. Whenever I'm stuck in a rut and need to get out of my grids, I pick up this book for inspiration.
Apr 30, 2009 Erica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
It's like searching for easter eggs reading this book...and every time you open it, the eggs have been re-hidden. Love.
Stephen Conti
Feb 01, 2008 Stephen Conti rated it it was ok
self-proclaimed god.... don't understand why everyone gets a hardon over this guy...
James Obando
Jun 07, 2012 James Obando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great overview of David Carson's work, daring and inspiring!
May 24, 2008 Tony rated it liked it
Shelves: own
David Carson killed print so we can re-make it better.
Chandra Wirawan
Aug 15, 2007 Chandra Wirawan rated it liked it
how broken type accepted.. graphic design in wider view
Jul 03, 2007 bitchrepublic rated it liked it
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classic for designers/design students
Jan 03, 2009 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Expanding my design world
Mar 05, 2008 Angie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
lost it somewhere
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