Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
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

 
Portrait of the designer as author

Portrait of the designer as author

Rick Poynor

Chip Kidd, designer and now novelist, is as skilled at crafting his own image as he is at creating other…

 
Picture a story

Picture a story

Rick Poynor

Katy Homans’ daring and ambitious cover designs for New York Review Books confound expectations.…

 
No animals or models were harmed…

No animals or models were harmed…

Rick Poynor

Vogue’s fusion of high fashion with brutish behaviour besmirches readers by making abusive images…

 
Drifters

Drifters

Rick Poynor

Kapitaal renders the cityscape as a waking dream of signs and symbols. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
Digital self-expression

Digital self-expression

Rick Poynor

The MySpace phenomenon makes graphic expression as simple as swapping photos or keeping a diary.…

 
Beer: the real thing

Beer: the real thing

Rick Poynor

Beer labels promise authenticity and reliability. But what about taste? Critique by Rick Poynor

 
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