Raygun Magazine came out in the mid 90s and was heralded by the design community as being revolutionary, rule breaking, fancy, wretched, amazing and just about everything in between. Perusing Flickr today I came across a set of the magazine’s covers, check them out after the jump.
David Carson got his start in the design world at Transworld Skateboarding. Even then, his style was pretty out there and from what I’ve been told, he wasn’t the most popular person in the offices doing things like printing interviews entirely in Dingbats and tweaking / putting type all over photos. I actually met him while he was at TWS, he was the best man in my aunt & uncle’s wedding. I was a skate rat and he gave me a few issues of the magazine that he laid out, I still have them around somewhere. Anyways though, here’s most of the issues of Raygun. Love them or hate them, it’s hard to deny that they did break from the standard rules of design (and if imitation is the most sincere form of compliment, his style was complimented to death and then some).
Something of interest looking through these covers is all the different artists, cool to remember some and crazy to see that others have been around for such a long time.
Found them over at this Flickr Set.