David Carson was first noticed as a graphic designer in the 1980's in a short 2 week coarse at the university of arizona later he went on to go to san diego st university as well as oregon college of commercial art in 1983 later on when he travelled to switzerland he went to a 3 week design workshop and meet a great designer hans-Rudolph lutz which happened to be his first great mentor.
he became quiet well known as a design in the 1990's with his inventive designs and also in the 1970's he was a professional surfer he also directed skateboarding and surfing magazines as well as a few music videos because he was a well known director of surfing mags and more famously style magazine ray gun
Carson became very interested in a new style of typography and photography based design which inspired many young designers of the 1990's his work doesn't follow the traditional way as he is emotional attached to his creations
he won many awards such as the the best overall design , cover of the year , designer of the year 1998 and 1999, the master of typography and also the most famous graphic designer on the planet in 2004
some web links are www.davidcarsondesign.com/?dcdc=top/t and also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Carson_(graphic_designer)