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5.0 out of 5 stars Love
I've heard you either love or hate much of the work Carson does. I've also heard you can learn to love. My recommendation to all young designers out there: learn to love David Carson. This is an inspirational book on intuition, and injecting a little part of yourself into everything you do. It also talks about the single design solution myth, and the other end of...
Published on July 26, 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars David Carson: radical chic selling cool corporate culture
The impact of David Carson's work is enormous--the unfocused and collaged text that is now ubiquitous in graphic design finds its origins in his work. This book, while giving good examples of his ads for such diverse clients as Lucent Technologies, Microsoft, the magazine RAYGUN, to surfer magazines, reflects what is problematic of David Carson's work as a whole: it...
Published on June 7, 1998 by ezmny@umich.edu


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, July 26, 1999
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This review is from: David Carson 2ndsight (Paperback)
I've heard you either love or hate much of the work Carson does. I've also heard you can learn to love. My recommendation to all young designers out there: learn to love David Carson. This is an inspirational book on intuition, and injecting a little part of yourself into everything you do. It also talks about the single design solution myth, and the other end of the design spectrum: arbitrary or meaningless creations.
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3.0 out of 5 stars David Carson: radical chic selling cool corporate culture, June 7, 1998
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This review is from: David Carson 2ndsight: Grafik Design after the End of Print (Paperback)
The impact of David Carson's work is enormous--the unfocused and collaged text that is now ubiquitous in graphic design finds its origins in his work. This book, while giving good examples of his ads for such diverse clients as Lucent Technologies, Microsoft, the magazine RAYGUN, to surfer magazines, reflects what is problematic of David Carson's work as a whole: it lacks focus and clarity--but maybe that's his point and, also, the point of this mid-career survey by Mr. Blackwell. Nevertheless, this is a book I recommend for anyone interested in the way Carson's bold graphics redefined the look of advertisements in the 90's. It is visually quite arresting, but equally quite disturbing in that it shows how a creative sensibility is easily coopted by corporations to reinvigorate their own identities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool, August 12, 1999
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This review is from: David Carson 2ndsight: Grafik Design after the End of Print (Paperback)
If you liked his first book you are sure to love this one. Carson clearly maintains his position as the most cutting-edge designer today.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ephemereal, August 29, 2005
This review is from: David Carson 2ndsight: Grafik Design after the End of Print (Paperback)
If you like David Carson's design aesthetic, you'll like this book. The book doesn't have much written content on graphic design technique and skill. According to Carson, it's just about intuition -- you either have it or you don't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intuition, November 12, 2005
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This is up to date brain food. One of the few books that gets graphic design as it is today. Yes, you have to have the intuition to understand the book, here he instructs you on how to use it. Wish there were more books like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the all time best designers ever this shows some of his great work, November 25, 2013
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Can never get enough of looking at Carson's designs and how he breaks the grid so beautifully. So much inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great and challenging book., March 28, 2012
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I really am enjoying this book. One thing that drives me crazy, is the sometimes gap in distance between articles, mid sentence. Other than that, a lot of challenging ideas and great artwork.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the other, August 22, 1998
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This review is from: David Carson 2ndsight: Grafik Design after the End of Print (Paperback)
Carson is one of the most important designers of the decade; he really gave a new direction to what we know as design. His style to work with fonts and their legibility is something that was not used before, may others design didn't have courage.
The end of Print, the first Carson's book was a break through for design today. It's a shame this one, Carson Second Sight, doesn't have the same impact as the other. Just half of the book shows Carson's work (that's the best part), the other half shows Carson's students work some are good but they don't have the same quality. The texts in the book are boring, and don't give much information.
Probably Carson could have waited a little more to release a new book. But if you are a Carson's fan (like myself), or have a lot of money to spend (that's not my case) is a good thing to have this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, May 26, 1999
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This review is from: David Carson 2ndsight: Grafik Design after the End of Print (Paperback)
This book is another great Carson must have. It shows young designers how to use more freedom of expression. A must for anyone in the design world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspiration, February 23, 2003
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This book is artistic inspiration in every sense of the word. The graphical lay out of the book is exceptional and was the basses of multiple pieces of coursework for myself. I love his use of quotations and expression through graphical design. He is a true legend and I will continue to buy his books for may years to come.
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David Carson 2ndsight: Grafik Design after the End of Print
David Carson 2ndsight: Grafik Design after the End of Print by Lewis Blackwell (Paperback - November 15, 1997)
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