Carson, David

Audacious graphic designer from Southern California, best known in the surf world for his jarring but innovative 1991 redesign of Surfer magazine. Carson was born (1956) in Corpus Christi, Texas, began surfing after moving with his family in 1965 to Cocoa Beach, Florida. In 1973, four years after relocating to Rolling Hills, California, Carson was a top-rated competitor in the Western Surfing Association's prestigious AAAA division, and in 1976 he appeared in the surf film Playgrounds in Para...