Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
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

 
Swiss kitsch

Swiss kitsch

Rick Poynor

Are installations the new billboards? Or the twinkling face of corporate propaganda? Critique by Rick…

 
Finger on the trigger

Finger on the trigger

Rick Poynor

It's designed to shock, but Amnesty's arms trade ad is weak compared to Lord of War's brilliant titles.…

 
Digital history book

Digital history book

Rick Poynor

A website about Alvin Lustig pioneers the presentation of design history for the click-and-search…

 
Bad language

Bad language

Rick Poynor

With talk of ‘pimping brands’, the ADC’s new campaign makes design look dumber than ever. Critique by…

 
The big picture

The big picture

Rick Poynor

The Guardian’s new Eyewitness page uses single images on a central spread for maximum impact. Critique…

 
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