“he changed the public face of graphic design” -newsweek
“the art director of the era” creative review london
“the most important work coming out of america” american center for design
“the most influential graphic designer of our times” surfrider foundation, july ’09
“He significantly influenced a generation to embrace typography as an expressive medium”
– steven heller 2010
David Carson is an American graphic designer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the magazine Ray Gun. Carson was perhaps the most influential graphic designer of the nineties. In particular, his widely-imitated aesthetic defined the so-called “grunge typography” era.