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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Gingko Press, Inc (31 Dec. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584230460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584230465
  • Product Dimensions: 29.3 x 24.7 x 3.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 772,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Trek is David Carsons first graphic design book in five years. It is the most comprehensive collection of his work since The End of Print published in the mid-90s and documents his travels to address young people in lectures and workshops around the world. His graphic talent evolves permanently and in his other vocation, teaching, his skill is legend. Carson has inspired an entire generation of design and art school students across the globe.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Simon Roberts on 12 July 2007
Format: Hardcover
A brilliant book packed with fantastic thoughts and ideas. Each page contains colourful and intriguing images that have the potential to spark your own creativity. The book is a great example of layout, page design and typography. A must have for any latent graphic designer.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Worth Buying For! 5 Aug. 2005
By madstoner - Published on
Format: Hardcover
What else can you say to this book when you see 400 pages plus of David Carson recent works? This book is one of a kind design book that will answer all your design influence. This book is marveleous and superbly done and when the first time i open this book, the first thing that came out of my mouth is "Oh! My God!". For those who missed Ray Gun a lot, then Trek will answer all your misery of missing Ray Gun.

If you a designer that love Pop Art and Fonts very much, then this book is the right answer. For me, this book is the dictionary of design influence and idea. Don't buy this book if you not a designer because you won't like it.

From the first time i opened this book, i've been using this book as my guide book of all my design since then. Truly, David Carson is my idol!
18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Cotton Candy 9 Feb. 2004
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Format: Hardcover
Nothing new here... except maybe the over the top self reverential entries... a page from a past calendar logging his world tour espousing his personal greatness in the design world and a picture of him paddling out from his home in paradise... with quotes about how meaningful it is to be a god of design... arrogant self serving propoganda in a flashy package... Trek is like cotton candy it looks enticing and mouthwatering from a distance but once you get ahold of it, your joy is shortlived... its a sticky, sugary, syrupy mess that winds up in the trash after a few bites... Carson is old news... repetitive and trite... for real bleeding edge design thats not old news try AREA from Phaidon now thats substance.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
great inspiration, regardless of your field 9 Nov. 2004
By james brisick - Published on
Format: Hardcover
what i enjoy about carson's work, and what this book represents, is a lot of inspiration that can be applied anywhere. i've always felt carson works from a foundation of ideas that root the work, but then a certain immediateness, a looseness, that allows the work to feel fresh and contemporary. thank you, david, for another great book.
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commitment 18 Feb. 2004
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Format: Hardcover
David's work was always personal and innovative. This new book shows us his commitment to continue exploring graphic design without following any current trend to satisfy us (graphic designers). I found his personal experience inspiring, refreshing, honest and real. He's having fun. I'll try to do the same thing with my work!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It's an awesome bargain... 29 Nov. 2005
By Bhagavati - Published on
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This book got me real excited, before i'd even received it. I waited for it to come from the US to the UK so I could buy it at a price I could afford, and today it came. What a big, beautiful, inspiring book. I'm already a Carson fan, but this book is superb, it's got the lot. I've had and sold all of his earlier books, and figured that this one would make a good replacement for it. I underestimated it's value and content. This book is ten times better than all his other books rolled into one. It's got all the best bits, then some. It's up to date, it's full colour, it's a MASSIVE visual experience. Now I'm a painter, and occasionally a photographer, but I used to be a graphic designer. This book inspires me now. It makes we want to go paint, to go shoot photos, to make collage.

Get it, now, while you can, you couldn't possibly regret it. It's an awesome bargain...
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