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just checked his site and his stuff looks the same as it did 10 years ago.
there was a great thread on DC a while back here. boy did it go on.
after he didnt turn up once to a seminar in AUS, Ken Cato put his personal email up on the screen so everyone could email him and tell him he sucked.
Surfs better than you...
I agree. It's easy to say "not" now that it has been so exposed, dated, and dare I say...emulated?
Yeah, the guy laughed all the way to the bank and now lives on an island with his own personal point break. Shit, he did something right. Everybody needs to stop hating...
you seen him surf draconis?
Every designer (at least those with an experimental vein) owe him a bug UP for Raygun mag work.
i agree kodap. i would have liked to have seen him change with the times though and produced something different again...
(I meant a BIG UP)..
His work really influenced me when I starting out as a designer and it has been very influential in guiding 'design' to where it is today.
hard to hate on someone because of stories. Primadonna behaviour is never accepted (love the Cato story, forcetwelve) but player-hating is just as bad.
I bet you in 5 years time his "Raygun" style will be back in fashion.
On DC and surfing:
I really like the covers he did for Surfer magazine. At the time it was a completely different way (much needed) of looking at surfing.
And he has been a massive part of Quiksilver having the best Corp ID and brand strategy of all the BIG surfwear companies.
In my juvenile delinquent days, if you 'dripped' whilst bombing or doing throw-ups, you were considered 'toy'...
Funny how times change.
give it 10-15 years. by then the kids will think it's "retro" and cool. cycles baby, cycles...
just like asymetrical 'beatles' like hair cuts.
lol @ carson advancing typography to a level that hasn't been reached since, if by advancing typography to a level that it cannot be read, then yes, he did.
hot it is not!!
Flannels and grunge typography for life.