David Carson (born September 8, 1954) 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 1990s. In particular, his widely imitated aesthetic defined the so-called "grunge typography" era.

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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.

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cMag561 - Ray Gun Magazine cover "Henry Rollins" by David Carson / Issue 1 / November 1992

Experimental Typography - - Ray Gun Magazine cover "Henry Rollins" by David Carson / Issue 1 / November 1992

David Carson's Ray Gun Magazine cover, Marilyn Manson Issue #61 published 1998.

David Carson's Ray Gun Magazine cover, Marilyn Manson Issue #61 published 1998.

Raygun Magazine, 90s. The magazine broke convention and used a different font each issue for their logo

- Ray Gun Magazine cover "Smashing Pumpkins" by David Carson / Issue 33 / February 1996

Ray Gun magazine by typographic graphic artist - David Carson

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