Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
Commitment to content

Commitment to content

Rick Poynor

Criterion’s DVD covers show that seduction by packaging remains a fiendishly irresistible (and…

 
Kiki in graphic detail

Kiki in graphic detail

Rick Poynor

Catel’s quick-fire sketches illustrate the life of the young model who became a Surrealist icon and Man…

 
A soul drifting in neon limbo

A soul drifting in neon limbo

Rick Poynor

The stroboscopic credits of Noé’s movie suck the viewer into an immersive maelstrom of lettering.…

 
California panorama

California panorama

Rick Poynor

Emigre’s latest type catalogue uses historical sources to display wildly varied fonts with rollicking…

 
Survivor

Survivor

Rick Poynor

Graphic designer Romek Marber bears witness to one of the great crimes of the past century. Critique by…

 
Left out of the frame

Left out of the frame

Rick Poynor

This collection of short COI films is full of fascinating details, but short on context. Critique by…

 
Poundtastic bombastic

Poundtastic bombastic

Rick Poynor

Is there is a graphic mismatch between Poundland’s presentation and its ambitions? Critique by Rick…

 
The future is ours to see

The future is ours to see

Rick Poynor

SpaceCollective’s innovative website, at once lucid and intoxicating, adds substance to techno-hippie…

 
Mining the graphic mother-lode

Mining the graphic mother-lode

Rick Poynor

Rochester Institute of Technology opens its American design archive to the online world. Critique by…

 
All mouth and trousers?

All mouth and trousers?

Rick Poynor

Challenged to design a poster celebrating London, British designers show mostly how little they care for…

 
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