We just got a very disturbing message from designer David Carson about the magazine formerly known as Carson, now called Untitled. (There’s a blurb about the project on pg. 20 of our Sept. 2011 issue.)

i am not, in any way, associated with the magazine calling itself carson mag.
i DID do some early promotion work when i still felt it might be a good project,
but quit when he refused to pay me for my early work.
he never paid me 7k  as contracted, and there is a pending lawsuit
regarding him using my name without permission,
or before we had any agreement to do any work together.
many people were deceived into subscribing, so they could raise money for the magazine.
at this point they have been forced to quit using my name on the masthead.

UPDATE: Here’s more on the story from the publisher’s perspective.