Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
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

 
86 minutes of greatness

86 minutes of greatness

Rick Poynor

The graphic sensibility of film-maker Geoffrey Jones

 
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

Cakes in close-up

Rick Poynor

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

 
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?

 
Second fiddle

Second fiddle

Rick Poynor

Two high-profile fine art magazines treat themselves to typographic makeovers

 
If looks could save

If looks could save

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

 
Written all over the body

Written all over the body

Rick Poynor

An ‘encyclopaedia’ of Russian prison tattoos exposes a complex graphic subculture

 
In the crazily abundant world of Martin Friedl

In the crazily abundant world of Martin Friedl

Rick Poynor

777 pictograms conjure up a strange new graphic universe

 
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