Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
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…

 
Clever chameleon

Clever chameleon

Rick Poynor

Rick Poynor examines Mono-Kultur, a smart and ‘exquisitely scaled’ independent publication. Critique by…

 
Framing the evidence of war

Framing the evidence of war

Rick Poynor

By incorporating reportage of Russia’s Afghan war, this hybrid takes the graphic novel and…

 
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: Sydney’s…

 
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. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
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. Critique by…

 
Revelations in style

Revelations in style

Rick Poynor

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

 
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