NT at 50 - David Carson Limited Edition Print

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To mark 50 years of the National Theatre, in 2013 we took inspiration from the traditions of the NT’s Art Directors and asked iconic designers from each of the five decades to respond to the National’s history. Every production at the National Theatre generated a poster, often created by key designers of that time, which evoke not only the experience of the show but are also a part of graphic design history. The result includes work by Jamie Reid, Paula Scher, David Carson and Graphic Thought Facility, who have contributed elegant and thoughtful responses both to the National Theatre Company and to our iconic building.

Limited edition of 200 digital pigment prints, signed and numbered by the artist.

David is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He was perhaps the most influential graphic designer of the 90s. In particular, his widely imitated aesthetic defined the so called grunge typography era.

Newsweek magazine said of David "he changed the public face of graphic Design”, while creative review magazine called him "the art director of the era", and, "the most famous graphic designer on the planet" ID magazine said of his most recent book Trek. His work is experimental, personal, subjective and emotional, often using his own photography and blurring the lines between fine art and graphic design. His first book, The End of Print, is the largest selling graphic design book of all time, and his work had been showcased in over 180 publications worldwide, and numerous exhibitions.

Dimensions: 87,5cm x 61cm (including the white border) 



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