the page & typographic design of David Carson
One of the most consistently innovative and influential graphic designers of today, David Carson's work features an interesting combination of modern, de-constructed forms - yet technically elegant, historically influenced designs.
Improvisational, his work can include found signage and objects, anything really, that fits the concept. His designs wonderfully articulate how it is possible to combine for dramatic effect, seemingly contradictory elements.
Interestingly, the structure of his work seems influenced by or reminicent of - the late 19th. decadent poets ie. Apollinare, Nerval, Cravan et al - who "discovered" improvised/found poems, by combining words at random, which later helped inspire the early collage work of the Surrealists and Dadaists giants, such as Kurt Schwitters, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfiled and Max Ernst et al.