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Renowned Graphic Designer Carson Speaks at UW

September 24, 2009
Graphic Designer David Carson will speak at the University of Wyoming on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 3.

Graphic designer David Carson will speak at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 3.

Tuesday's talk is at 7 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room, to open the UW conference, ReVisioning the (W)hole III. A complete conference schedule and session descriptions are available on the Web at Follow the link to ReVisioning the (W)hole III.

Saturday's talk is at 6 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.

This year's Eminent Artist in Residence for the UW Art Department, Carson on Saturday will show and discuss his new work and revisit some past work. He will discuss his motivations, influences and current directions in design.

Carson is the principal and chief designer of David Carson Design, Inc. with offices in Del Mar, Calif. and Zurich, Switzerland. He has designed for many well known clients including Quicksilver, MTV, Skateboarding magazine, Budweiser (1995 Superbowl spot), Giorgio Armani and Ray Ban.

A surfer in his college days, Carson was once ranked ninth in the world. As a graphic designer, he has been featured in more than 180 magazine and newspaper articles around the world, including a front page article in the New York Times.

"Creative Review" magazine dubbed Carson "Art Director of the Era," and the American Center for Design called his work on Ray Gun magazine "the most important work coming out of America." His work for Beach Culture magazine won "Best Overall Design" and "Cover of the Year" from the Society of Publication Designers in New York.

Carson's first book, "The End of Print," is the top selling graphic design book of all time, selling more than 200,000 copies worldwide.

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009

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