[a review of FUSE 1-20, a retrospective of the cult typography magazine, based on a commission for Blueprint 12/2012] From today’s perspective, the 1990s seem increasingly like a somewhat lost, under-considered era. We have replayed the raucous/bombastic 80s aesthetic in all possible ways, but the 90s holds a strange in-between legacy. Technologies, political systems, styles from a fascinating decade stand still partially explored, with its hopes in technology and a strong futurist streak…
David Carsons designs for the 'Ray Gun' magazines experimented with the use of typography. In this article he has repeated and overlapped type to such an extent that the first paragraph is virtually illegable. This suggests that the overall look of the page was maybe more important than the content of the article.
David Carson Becca Ferris David Carson Design Early Life After RG Magazine, Carson founded David Carson Design in New York City in 1995. He has done work for Armani, Audi, Mercury, President Obama, Quicksilver and Yale University just to name a few. Born on September 8, 1954
Neville Brody was born in Southgate, London on 23 April 1957. At school, he studied A-Level Art, very much from a fine art viewpoint. In 1975 Brody went on to do a Fine Art foundation course at Hornsey College of Art, once renowned for its late sixties agitation, now part of Middlesex University. In autumn 1976, Brody started a three-year B.A. course in graphics at the London College of Printing. His tutors often condemned his work as "Uncommercial", often putting a heavy emphasis on safe…