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. Carson brought us a new version of type and layouts.
It’s not about knowing all the gimmicks and photo tricks. If you haven’t got the eye, no program will give it to you. David Carson
Here are some quotes I found on David Carson,
“he changed the public face of graphic design” -newsweek
“the art director of the era” creative review london
“He significantly influenced a generation to embrace typography as an expressive medium”
– steven heller 2010