Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
The pleasures of browsing

The pleasures of browsing

Rick Poynor

Rick Poynor plays ‘hotel inspector’ to find a bookshop that understands its books and readers:…

 
Bad timing

Bad timing

Rick Poynor

In a new Obama-led world order, Omega’s lust for luxury seems as misplaced as a licence to kill.

 
The canon, aimed at your back

The canon, aimed at your back

Rick Poynor

GenPrag’s T-shirts celebrate the most emblematic of twentieth-century graphic design heroes. So let’s…

 
In passing: Obit

In passing: Obit

Rick Poynor

This American blog-mag reminds us that obituaries are about lives lived

 
Riches and embarrassment

Riches and embarrassment

Rick Poynor

A book of Swiss competition winners makes a virtue of its cold and awkward design. Yet if the jury seeks…

 
Too gaudy for words

Too gaudy for words

Rick Poynor

Independent’s new clothes do nothing to establish a once elegant paper as a vital force

 
Revelations in style

Revelations in style

Rick Poynor

Gallimard’s Découvertes series secures readers’ loyalty by showing respect for their curiosity and…

 
A persuasive chancer

A persuasive chancer

Rick Poynor

On the basis of its first issue The Happy Hypocrite is small, quietly experimental and just a bit…

 
Absolutely the ‘worst’

Absolutely the ‘worst’

Rick Poynor

How does a graphic work claim its place in history? Notoriety and originality helps, but nothing beats…

 
Shameless

Shameless

Rick Poynor

Hans-Peter Feldmann’s latest book celebrates the art of smoking

 
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