Before David Carson became one of the most influential graphic designers of today, he was a professional surfer and high school teacher in California. Being immersed in the art scene and bohemian culture of California inspired Carson to revisit his graphic design studies and experiment with his personal creativity. By the 1990s, Carson revolutionized the field of graphic design with his urban influenced prints and street style typography. His designs reconnect old media with new media and create a new form of visual communication. Newsweek among other noteworthy publications, praise Carson and assert that ‘he changed the public face of graphic design.’ With innumerable awards, a thriving client base, and incessant requests for guest lectures, David Carson is indeed the ‘Most Famous Graphic Designer on the Planet,’ a title he earned in 2004. Carson’s impressive accomplishments are forever growing; he directs commercials, writes books, and of course—designs. To familiarize yourself with David Carson’s work, click here.