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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a study of commmposition.
If it weren't for the experimentations of David Carson, I would not be a graphic designer today. I'd probably be teaching painting somewhere hating life. The End of Print is a study in composition and type. Typography can be the most imaginative, illustrative aspect of a design, and Carson has brought this thinking to a generation of designers, myself included. People...
Published on June 11, 1997

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2.0 out of 5 stars am i missing something?
After reading all these 5 star reviews i wondered whether i read the same book. Although this isn't a reading book at all. Maybe it's more suited to typographers or font design, but i found it to be page after page of much the same stuff. Don't get me wrong, i think he has a unique and dramatic design style, but after a few pages it all gets a bit boring. If you're...
Published on October 11, 2000 by robert j flaherty


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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a study of commmposition., June 11, 1997
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If it weren't for the experimentations of David Carson, I would not be a graphic designer today. I'd probably be teaching painting somewhere hating life. The End of Print is a study in composition and type. Typography can be the most imaginative, illustrative aspect of a design, and Carson has brought this thinking to a generation of designers, myself included. People are starting to read again and he is one of the reasons, along with a hand ful of other designers who revolutionized the field in the late 80's and early 90's. Stale and stagnant is what design would be toda, I think that Carson is one of the pioneers of graphic design, and The End of Print should be used as an influence for anyone who considers graphic design as a career choice
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE REFERENCE!, March 28, 2000
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Michael R. Mcdowell "mroddy1" (Denver, Colorado United States) - See all my reviews
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I cant tell you how many times I return to this book for idea generation. "Dirty" design at its best. This book is better than the sequel but both are worth the investment.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, June 4, 2002
This review is from: The End of Print: The Grafik Design of David Carson (Paperback)
I thought the book was very inspirational, with many many many examples of Carson's rule-breaking design. Definately a must own for those with a fresh and adventurous take on design. However, this book is not for designers who cling to 'the grid' like a baby blanket or those who tremble at the idea of pushing the limits of visual communication.
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars am i missing something?, October 11, 2000
After reading all these 5 star reviews i wondered whether i read the same book. Although this isn't a reading book at all. Maybe it's more suited to typographers or font design, but i found it to be page after page of much the same stuff. Don't get me wrong, i think he has a unique and dramatic design style, but after a few pages it all gets a bit boring. If you're looking for inspiration for graphic or web design, look somewhere else.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius, December 1, 1999
This book inspired me to try new techniques with typography and is a must for any modern designer! The book contains a lot of David Carson's early work as well as some really great ads for Ray Gun Magazine. I definately recommend picking this one up just to view such innovative work!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource for Typography and Design, May 1, 2000
Completely creative, cutting edge, and visually stimulating. David Carson's look at typography is a real eye opener to new and extreme avenues that this design element can bring. It's a fabulous resource, full of wonderful photography and great ideas. It's a great tool for designers and students alike. Very helpful and well worth the money.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for any serious designer, February 28, 1997
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While many people consider David Carson's work far too "outrageous" for mainstream corporate design, his influence cannot be underestimated. This book will, if nothing else, inspire you to re-examine all the projects you have in-house. And, if you are like me, cause you to "push" the envelope" on your next project. I cannot recommend it highly enough
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Not for Beginners, May 11, 2007
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E. Redcloud (North Bay, California) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The End of Print: The Grafik Design of David Carson (Paperback)
This is a great book that shows the examples of one of the most influential designers today. David Carson's design show how he breaks the rules of typography and design using his deconstructive design. Because he break the rules I would not recommend this book to a beginner. It is more geared towards some one who has already learned the basics of design and looking for inpsiration. I found that out the hardway.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good table book, November 17, 2009
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This review is from: The End of Print: The Grafik Design of David Carson (Paperback)
not that inspirational as a book but Carson is no doubt a leader in the field. worth buying used to have around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best design of the decade, August 22, 1998
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This book is essential for those who wants to work with design today. Even if you don't agree with Carson's work you have get this book.
The book shows excellent work in full color pictures and in the end we have a interview with David Carson.
Indispensable!
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