Graphic Designers

David Carson

David Carson (born September 8, 1955) age 61 is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the magazine ‘Ray Gun’ in which he employed much of the typographic and layout style for which he is known (grunge). Here are some examples of his work:

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Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister (born August 6, 1962) is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer Sagmeister co-founded a design firm called Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. with Jessica Walsh in New York City. He has designed album covers for people such as ‘The Rolling Stones’ and ‘Jay Z’. Here are some examples of his work:

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Neville Brody

Neville Brody (born 23 April 1957) is an English graphic designer, typographer and art director. He is also an alumnus of the London College of Communication and Hornsey College of Art and is known for his work on ‘The Face’ magazine (1981–1986) and ‘Arena’ magazine (1987–1990) which also includes David Beckham in the poster (celebrity endorsement).

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The Designers Republic

The Designers Republic is a graphic design studio based in Sheffield, England, founded in 1986 by Ian Anderson and Nick Phillips. It is best known for Electronic music logos and album artwork. The studio in its larger form closed in January 2009, with Anderson stating that it would continue in a more ‘slimline’ form.

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Information taken from Wikipedia.

I have created my own piece of art on photoshop in the design of David Carson. As you can see, it holds the same sort of features with the simple but meaningful quotes and the distorted lines idea. It also holds simplicity in the background with just a fairly plain white background. I have mainly modelled my piece on the ‘Legibility’ by David Carson as seen above.




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