The End of Print
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The End of Print

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  270 ratings  ·  15 reviews
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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 513)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
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...more
Kim M-M
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
self-proclaimed god.... don't understand why everyone gets a hardon over this guy...
James Obando
Great overview of David Carson's work, daring and inspiring!
May 24, 2008 Tony rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
David Carson killed print so we can re-make it better.
Chandra Wirawan
how broken type accepted.. graphic design in wider view
classic for designers/design students
Expanding my design world
Bárbara Donhini
Bárbara Donhini marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2014
Becky Colley
Becky Colley marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2014
Ally marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2014
Effie marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2014
Kristen Cleghorn
Kristen Cleghorn marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2014
Mario marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
Ashlee Cooke
Ashlee Cooke marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 17 18 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Read what? 1 6 Sep 17, 2008 11:35AM  
  • The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics
  • Make It Bigger
  • Sagmeister: Made You Look
  • Fingerprint: The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design
  • Meggs' History of Graphic Design
  • Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop
  • Book One: Work, 1986-2006
  • Things I have learned in my life so far
  • 79 Short Essays on Design
  • Grid Systems in Graphic Design/Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung (German and English Edition)
  • The New Typography
  • How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul
  • Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
  • Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines
  • How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer
  • Design Basics Index
  • Graphic Design: The New Basics
  • Designing Design
Trek: David Carson, Recent Werk Fotografiks - David Carson The End of Print: The Grafik Design of David Carson 2ndsight: Grafik Design After the End of Print Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing

Share This Book