David Carson is arguably the world’s most well known graphic designer. All For a Few Good Waves is a short documentary portrait offering a raw glimpse into the life and work of David, an uncompromising genius, who refuses to be anyone but himself.
After a career as a top ranked pro surfer and high school sociology teacher, he rose to prominence in the 90’s after art directing Transworld, Beach Culture and Ray Gun Magazines before going on to start his studio. With no formal design training, Carson took the design world by storm, upending conventions and breaking traditional rules he didn’t even know existed.
Starring: David Carson + Ola Carson
Produced and Directed by: Dress Code (dresscodeny.com) Executive Producers: Dan Covert + Andre Andreev Producer: Tara Rose Stromberg Cinematography + Sound Record: Andre Andreev Edit + Color: Mike Cook Assistant Camera: Mercy Lomelin Production Cordinator: Rose Glaeser End Titles: Mike Cook + Mercy Lomelin
Music + Sound Design: YouTooCanWoo