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The End of Awesomeness

The End of Awesomeness

If you're not friends with David Carson or Armin Vit on Facebook, you're probably missing one of the great multi-generational graphic design throw-downs in recent history. Representing the '90s is Carson, former designer of iconic magazines like Beach Culture and Raygun. In the other corner, representing this millennium, is Vit, co-creator of UnderConsideration and Brand New.

What's at the center of this tussle is a poster Vit commissioned Carson to create for an event called the Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness (pictured above). What has ensued is both entertaining and epic (and petty and revealing).

Here's a summary of the squabble.

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