Mr. Rick Poynor

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Rick Poynor is a British writer, critic, lecturer and curator, specializing in design, media, photography and visual culture. He is Visiting Professor in Design Criticism and Research Methods at the postgraduate Royal College of Art in London. He was founding editor of Eye magazine and co-founder of Design Observer, where he blogs regularly. His writing has appeared in Blueprint, Icon, Frieze, Creative Review, Print, I.D., Metropolis, Adbusters, Harvard Design Magazine, and many other publications. Poynor’s books about design and the visual arts include Typographica (2001); No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism (2003); Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties (2004); and Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice (2008). He has published three collections of his essays and cultural criticism: Design Without Boundaries (1998); Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World (2001); and Designing Pornotopia (2006). His latest exhibition as curator, Uncanny: Surrealism and Graphic Design, was shown at the Kunsthal, Rotterdam in 2011.

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