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Trek David Carson, Recent Werk Hardcover – March 8, 2004

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The latest volume featuring the graphic work of David Carson is full to bursting—nearly 500 pages’ worth—of the color, splashy text and eye-catching design for which he’s been termed "the most famous graphic designer in the world." (He did commercials for Nike and Microsoft, designed for Ray Gun and Blue magazines and in general, for a while anyway, lived the life of a "graphic-designer-as-rock-star.") Slogans slash across computer-enhanced photographs ("Advertising is the art form of the 20th century"); captions clarify fuzzy pictures ("i left my camera somewhere in europe, spain i think, and someone found it and returned it….fotos had been taken. including this one. i dont think i recognize this breast") and the occasional family photo (Carson’s young children are charming, tow-headed subjects). His work for Nine Inch Nails and Quicksilver, reprinted here, will be familiar to some; real fans (of which Carson seems to have many; enthusiastic fan letters are included in the volume) will appreciate his casual musings on New York City, his son’s name and other random topics. An exercise in self-congratulation? Perhaps. But for those who love him, this is a juicy and almost personal text.
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"David Carson continues to be one of the world's most distinctive typographic voices--much imitated, but never matched" -- I.D. Magazine 2005 Annual Design Review
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Gingko Press; First Edition edition (March 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584230460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584230465
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.7 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #667,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
What else can you say to this book when you see 400 pages plus of David Carson recent works? This book is one of a kind design book that will answer all your design influence. This book is marveleous and superbly done and when the first time i open this book, the first thing that came out of my mouth is "Oh! My God!". For those who missed Ray Gun a lot, then Trek will answer all your misery of missing Ray Gun.

If you a designer that love Pop Art and Fonts very much, then this book is the right answer. For me, this book is the dictionary of design influence and idea. Don't buy this book if you not a designer because you won't like it.

From the first time i opened this book, i've been using this book as my guide book of all my design since then. Truly, David Carson is my idol!
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By A Customer on February 9, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Nothing new here... except maybe the over the top self reverential entries... a page from a past calendar logging his world tour espousing his personal greatness in the design world and a picture of him paddling out from his home in paradise... with quotes about how meaningful it is to be a god of design... arrogant self serving propoganda in a flashy package... Trek is like cotton candy it looks enticing and mouthwatering from a distance but once you get ahold of it, your joy is shortlived... its a sticky, sugary, syrupy mess that winds up in the trash after a few bites... Carson is old news... repetitive and trite... for real bleeding edge design thats not old news try AREA from Phaidon now thats substance.
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Format: Hardcover
what i enjoy about carson's work, and what this book represents, is a lot of inspiration that can be applied anywhere. i've always felt carson works from a foundation of ideas that root the work, but then a certain immediateness, a looseness, that allows the work to feel fresh and contemporary. thank you, david, for another great book.
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By A Customer on February 17, 2004
Format: Hardcover
David's work was always personal and innovative. This new book shows us his commitment to continue exploring graphic design without following any current trend to satisfy us (graphic designers). I found his personal experience inspiring, refreshing, honest and real. He's having fun. I'll try to do the same thing with my work!
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This book got me real excited, before i'd even received it. I waited for it to come from the US to the UK so I could buy it at a price I could afford, and today it came. What a big, beautiful, inspiring book. I'm already a Carson fan, but this book is superb, it's got the lot. I've had and sold all of his earlier books, and figured that this one would make a good replacement for it. I underestimated it's value and content. This book is ten times better than all his other books rolled into one. It's got all the best bits, then some. It's up to date, it's full colour, it's a MASSIVE visual experience. Now I'm a painter, and occasionally a photographer, but I used to be a graphic designer. This book inspires me now. It makes we want to go paint, to go shoot photos, to make collage.

Get it, now, while you can, you couldn't possibly regret it. It's an awesome bargain...
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By One Lamb on September 24, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Trek is a journey of David Carsons later works....proving that he has an eye for great 'instant' photographic images..the digital age..again a 'tool' in this techno age we live in...yet, Carson has the ability to place the image within a graphic context...making the work appear carefree and accidental..the volume of work and time, cocooned in this portable library is overwhelming..the dedication involved, along with the editing process are themselves masterpieces..take a look if you step outside the 'norm'...
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