Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
Hoot your trap off (Web only)

Hoot your trap off (Web only)

Rick Poynor

The ad campaign for a satirical TV sitcom represents a new kind of subvertising. How cool is that?…

 
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…

 
Written all over the body

Written all over the body

Rick Poynor

An ‘encyclopaedia’ of Russian prison tattoos exposes a complex graphic subculture. Critique by Rick…

 
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. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
Big fun with words

Big fun with words

Rick Poynor

Do Zembla’s readers need this much graphic cheer-leading? Critique by Rick Poynor

 
What do men want?

What do men want?

The Brits are good at finding new lows in the lowest common denominator. Will the rest of the world copy…

 
The learning brand

The learning brand

Rick Poynor

Abstract covers give an identity to this ambitious book series. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
The painted frame

The painted frame

Greenaway's films demonstrate the possibilities of word and image and moving image. Critique by Rick…

 
Evolutionary tales

Evolutionary tales

Rick Poynor

A new novel uses the possibilities of visual prose to tackle a timely subject. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
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