‘Father of Grunge’ David Carson is coming to New Zealand

Graphic design legend David Carson—who says he makes a living off his hobby—is heading our way in February. Better yet, thanks to the Image College, you have the chance to get up close and personal with the man Creative Review magazine dubbed "Art Director of the Era". 

David Carson seminar: graphic design after print

People are reading less and less. Formats are changing. How do you use design to get their attention? 

David will give you the freedom to be yourself. To produce work that reflects your personality and which will make you stand out in the crowd. 

He’ll discuss communication, interpretation of the client's message and their audience, and how to use design and typopgraphy to communicate the message before the viewer even gets to the words. 

He’ll also be showcasing his latest work, and will show you how to adapt your style to the challenges of the new decade. 

And while in NZ, we're betting he'll also be partaking in a  bit of surfing.

What: David Carson seminar: graphic design after print

When: Auckland, February 22

          Wellington, February 24

Book: Click HERE for more info and to book. Early bird rates are available so be in quick, details below. 

More about David Carson 

David Carson is principal and chief designer of David Carson Design, Inc. with offices in Del Mar, California and Zurich, Switzerland. 

Carson and his work have been featured in over 180 magazine and newspaper articles around the world, including a feature in Newsweek magazine, and a front page article in the New York Times. 

The American Center for Design called his work on Ray Gun magazine "the most important work coming out of America." His work on 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, with Lewis Blackwell, The End of Print, (forward by David Byrne) is the top selling graphic design book of all time, selling over 200,000 copies. 

And while we're on the topic, check out this Idealog interview with Mr Carson, from when he visited our shores for Semi-Permanent

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