David Carson: All For a Few Good Waves

‘All For a Few Good Waves’, a documentary about graphic design legend, David Carson.

‘All For a Few Good Waves’ is a short documentary that has been produced by the talented people of New York City based studio, Dress Code. This stunning portrait gives us a raw glimpse into David Carson’s life and graphic work. The man is undoubtedly one of the World’s most famous graphic designers. After his first careers as pro surfer and high school sociology teacher, he started his own graphic design studio. He quickly became well known in the 1990s working as art directer for magazines such as Transworld, Beach Culture, and Ray Gun. Despite his successful career and the associated level of awareness, David Carson managed to refuse to be anyone but himself.

‘All For a Few Good Waves’ is a touching documentary about a true genius, a man with passion, unparalleled creativity and an enviable lifestyle. In this short documentary, David Carson talks about life, work and surfing. Any footage has been shot on Tortola, the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands.

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Surf and graphic design legend David Carson.
Surf and graphic design legend David Carson looking for the right wave.
The film is offering a raw glimpse into the life and work of David Carson.
The film is offering a raw glimpse into the life and work of David Carson.
A conversation with world's best known graphic designer David Carson about life, surfing, and work.
A conversation with world’s best known graphic designer David Carson about life, surfing, and work.
The genius talks about design and magazines.
The genius talks about design and magazines.
David Carson on his surfboard.
David Carson on his surfboard. ‘All For a Few Good Waves’ is a documentary that offers amazing footage.
"Out Surfing", that note at his door says it all.
“Out Surfing”, that note at his door says it all.
All for a few good waves.
All for a few good waves.

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