MAD is proud to host the largest and first comprehensive look at the groundbreaking and internationally acclaimed work of David Carson,“ one of America’s most important artists,” according to the Smithsonian Institute Magazine. The American Center for Design called his early graphic design work, ”the most important work coming out of America,” while Creative Review magazine in London called Carson “the art director of the era.” Eye Magazine claimed Carson to be the most googled graphic designer in history.

Apple computers called David “a pioneer with profound impact” and named him as one of the two most important graphic designers in the company’s history. 

David, who Casa International magazine in China called the “world's most famous graphic designer” and Brain Pickings dubbed “the world's greatest living designer” lectures frequently around the world, and is the first graphic designer to have his own MasterClass.


12.04.21 & 12.05.21   


Register now to reserve your spot! This is the largest exhibit of David Carson's work ever. Because this exhibit is open to all, please make sure to reserve your spot by registering now!

481 S Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL 33004 

Thank you to the team at MAD Arts that made this day possible. They deserve a grand applause! 

David Carson is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the magazine Ray Gun, in which he employed much of the typographic and layout approach for which he is known.

“I’ve said it a lot, but I really never did learn all the things I wasn’t supposed to do. I started with no experience and just tried to do what made sense to me, without knowing any rules or schools of thought or famous people.” 

- David Carson

During this two-night engagement, we will explore three facets of the legendary artist and graphic designer’s career, his iconic magazine design for Transworld Skateboarding, Beach Culture, Surfer Magazine, and Ray Gun; his advertising and branding work for brands including Microsoft, the Macallan whisky, Armani, Porsche, Nine Inch Nails, Nike, Adidas, Bose, Budweiser, Carver Skateboards, Album surfboards, John Coltrane, David Byrne and Prince; and his new original artwork will all be on exhibition, including original work featured in his recent sold-out book (his 5th). 

An early version of the exhibition took place in Switzerland and Barcelona. This much more expanded show is now in America for the first time and is the most expansive exhibit of David Carson's work yet.

Artist Encounter

Artist Talk with David Carson

Xhbtn Kick-off (Featuring many original pieces for sale)

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM





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The exhibition will be located at MAD Arts Space, 481 S Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL 33004


9:00 PM

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