Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
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…

 
Paste-up ladies

Paste-up ladies

Rick Poynor

Collage artist Graham Rawle has created a gripping and surreal novel entirely from words and phrases cut…

 
Expert flesh creepers

Expert flesh creepers

Rick Poynor

Chris Cunningham’s new film is a stomach-churning diversion from our digitally finessed world. Critique…

 
86 minutes of greatness

86 minutes of greatness

Rick Poynor

The graphic sensibility of film-maker Geoffrey Jones. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
In the house

In the house

Rick Poynor

The new Vitra catalogue shows its classic furniture collection amid messy, real-life domesticity.…

 

Cakes in close-up

Rick Poynor

Can Mr Kipling’s upmarket redesign compete with own-brand cakes and tarts on the UK’s supermarket…

 
Irony is not enough

Irony is not enough

Rick Poynor

When design’s concerns form the content of an artist’s book, does ‘good design’ matter? Critique by Rick…

 
Second fiddle

Second fiddle

Rick Poynor

Two high-profile fine art magazines treat themselves to typographic makeovers. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
If looks could save

If looks could save

Two new major campaigns show that women are still defined by their looks in ad land. Critique by Rick…

 
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