|aThe end of print :|bthe grafik design of David Carson /|cby Lewis Blackwell.
|aLondon :|bLaurence King,|c2000.
|a1 v. (unpaged) :|bill. (chiefly col.) ;|c30 cm.
|aPrevious ed.: 1995.
|a"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 ground-breaking approach to typography and layout has provoked praise and criticism worldwide, and has inspired a following of young designers eager to break with tradition and forge a new aesthetic. This revised and extended edition contains a significant number of new images from this key period in Carson's career. Two illustrated essays provide an overview of Carson's work, setting it in the context of graphic design history. They examine critical appraisals of the book and discuss the impact that Carson's work has had on contemporary graphics. The much-debated concept of "the end of print" is explored in new contributions from Douglas Coupland, Jessica Helfand, Rick Valicenti, Shawn Wolfe, Geof Kern, Jackson Boelts and Philip B. Meggs.
The End of Print is the definitive statement of the work of the great iconoclast designer, David Carson. In print for the first time in several years, this classic book has itself become part of the history of graphic design. It features work from the magazines where Carson first made his mark including Transworld Skateboarding, Surfer, Beach Culture and Ray Gun—as well as his instantly recognizable advertisements for clients such as Nike, Pepsi, MTV and Sony. Lewis Blackwell's text includes an interview in which Carson examines the origins of his approach and discusses the extreme reactions to his work.