Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
Regeneration X

Regeneration X

Rick Poynor

Laura Oldfield Ford’s grainy Savage Messiah brings new urgency to an updated punk aesthetic. By Rick…

 
Scarcity and silence: Amc2 Journal

Scarcity and silence: Amc2 Journal

Rick Poynor

An image-led journal marries the serendipitous collisions of image-sharing sites with the physicality of…

 
The list goes on

The list goes on

Rick Poynor

Umberto Eco’s book The Infinity of Lists is erudite, informative and beautifully crafted: a contemporary…

 
Love’s labour’s lost

Love’s labour’s lost

Rick Poynor

The Guardian has given up on its clear and elegant film rental site, redirecting its users to the clunky…

 
Dark Magus

Dark Magus

Rick Poynor

Designer John Coulthart’s daily blog on the fantastical is erudite, prescient and admirably…

 
Commitment to content

Commitment to content

Rick Poynor

Criterion’s DVD covers show that seduction by packaging remains a fiendishly irresistible (and…

 
Kiki in graphic detail

Kiki in graphic detail

Rick Poynor

Catel’s quick-fire sketches illustrate the life of the young model who became a Surrealist icon and Man…

 
A soul drifting in neon limbo

A soul drifting in neon limbo

Rick Poynor

The stroboscopic credits of Noé’s movie suck the viewer into an immersive maelstrom of lettering

 
California panorama

California panorama

Rick Poynor

Emigre’s latest type catalogue uses historical sources to display wildly varied fonts with rollicking…

 
Survivor

Survivor

Rick Poynor

Graphic designer Romek Marber bears witness to one of the great crimes of the past century

 
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