4 April 2018
7:00PM — Hancock 100

David Carson, Graphic Designer

Sponsored by the School of Architecture + Design and the School of Visual Arts

More about David Carson:

Beginning in 1992, Carson served as the founding art director for the magazine Ray Gun.

Design writer Steven Heller has said, "He significantly influenced a generation to embrace typography as an expressive medium." Design educator and historian Ellen Lupton said after the release of Carson's book Trek, "David Carson continues to be one of the world's most distinctive typographic voices—much imitated, but never matched" (ID Mag.nyc).

AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts) called Carson "our biggest star."

The magazine Eye produced a graphic chart showing Carson to be the most 'Googled' graphic designer ever.

In a cover story in 2014, the international design magazine CASA called Carson "The Most Famous Graphic Designer in the World."

In a feature story, Newsweek magazine said of Carson that he "changed the public face of graphic design."

When Graphic Design USA Magazine (NYC) listed the "most influential graphic designers of the era," David was listed as one of the all time 5 most influential designers, with Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Saul Bass and Massimo Vignelli.

David Carson has won over 230 Awards for his work in graphic design, photography, advertising and branding. Some of these awards include:

  • Best Overall Design, Society of Publication Designers in New York
  • Cover of the Year, Society of Publication Designers in New York
  • Award of Best Use of Photography in Graphic Design, International Center of Photography
  • Designer of the Year (1998 and 1999), International Center of Photography
  • Master of Typography, Graphics magazine (NY)
  • The most famous graphic designer on the planet, April 2004 – London Creative Review magazine (London)
  • One of the 30 most influential Macintosh users over the 30-year history of the computer – Apple Inc. (January 2014)
  • AIGA medal – 2014