The End of Print by David Carson

December 5, 2012

The book I chose was The End of Print by David Carson. The book is a great representation of what Carson’s work really is.  It demonstrates how Carson ignores the rules when it comes to readability and legibility and instead chooses to make the viewer pay close attention to the details.  He does this in order to make the viewer emerge himself within the composition, which leads to how he goes about composition.  Carson instead plays around with the composition just as a composer does with music creating a sense of melody with his use of type. The reason I found this interesting is because of the way his pieces make one really pay close attention to the details.  As a result this makes the viewer understand the meaning of the detail and its significance.

 

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