david carson Print 8/41. "Rules of Grafic Design" series – David Carson Art

Print 8/41. "Rules of Grafic Design" series

$ 1,750.00

Size:   12.5 x 15” (approx)

Paper:   Paper

Printing/production:   University of Pennsylvania's, The Common Press.

About:   Screen print.  A call out to Carson’s famous book, The End of Print. In the entire batch this is the only one that used the End of Print typography and this unique color. Brown droplet mark dead center.  Fairly free of defects.  Simple and clean. Good edges. Minor dent right edge center and slight crease lower left under logo.  Given the unique subject matter and color of this piece, it might not have come from the Rules of Grafic Design series workshop. Carson embossed logo lower right. Signed “David Carson” in pencil lower right. The only piece we have in this unique color.

Following a guest lecture event at the University of Pennsylvania, Carson visited the University’s letterpress department. The result was his Rules of Grafic Design series. Carson adds, “After lecture at uof p got to visit their letterpress department, a small basement room, and play a bit!...”

For many years, Carson kept these handpicked pieces sandwiched together in a thick, well-travelled portfolio case.  Some are gritty, smudged, ink-splattered, fingerprinted, layered, torn, double-sided studies reminiscent of his earlier years. Others are simple, clear and evocative. These pieces aren't pristine. They come with defects, blemishes, tears and rubbings. They’re unique, experimental, one-of-a-kind expressions of Carson in action. He signed these pieces in the summer of 2015. 

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