To pick one form of graphic design is a difficult choice. I’m interested in graphic design because I love typography, but I also love poster designs and advertising design, I also happen to be interested in title sequences and the challenge of creating a corporate identity design. For the sake of this assignment, I’ll choose poster design, because you can incorporate many things into a poster, photography, typography, illustrations and obviously they should be all backed up by a powerful, solid concept and composition.
One designer springs to mind when I think of poster design and that’s David Carson. I like the fact that he broke the rules and pulled off some pretty unconventional, but amazing designs. What I also like about Carson is that he’s able to merge photography and design pretty efficiently. He is so influential that his “unconventional” designs have kind of become conventional because there have been so many designers that attempt to mimic Carson’s style.