For May’s event, Oslo invites David Carson & Felipe Ridao to speak on freedom and creativity.

For May’s CreativeMornings/Oslo event, David Carson & Felipe Ridao, two very renowned graphic designers from the U.S. and Uruguay, put in question how the freedom to create art that scares, art that inspires, art that sometimes does not make sense—is all achievable as long as there is freedom.

David Carson in an interview said that he “had total freedom,” and did not follow the directions that his teachers and influences had. He also said in the same interview that “the lack of training helped.” In this way, he not only had the freedom to create what he wanted, but he relied solely upon himself to create.

About the speaker

David Carson is an American graphic design legend, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He is also a 2014 AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists), Medalist, former TED talk speaker and one of the creative geniuses featured on Apple for Mac’s 30th anniversary.

He is referred to as the father of “grunge” style of graphic design and truly one of the legends of all time.

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