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Rick Poynor is a British writer on design, graphic design, typography and visual culture. He began as a general visual arts journalist, working on Blueprint magazine in London. After founding Eye magazine [1], which he edited from 1990 to 1997, he focused increasingly on visual communication. He is writer-at-large and columnist of Eye, and a contributing editor and columnist of Print .

In 1999, Poynor was a co-ordinator of the First Things First 2000 manifesto initiated by Adbusters. [2] In 2003, he co-founded Design Observer [3], a weblog for design writing and discussion, with William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut. He wrote for the site until 2005. He was a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art, London from 1994 to 1999 and returned to the RCA in 2006 as a research fellow. He has also taught at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. In 2004, Poynor curated the exhibition Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. The exhibition subsequently travelled to four venues in China and to Zurich. [4]

Poynor's writing encompasses both cultural criticism and design history and his books break down into three categories. He has written several monographs about significant British figures in the arts and design: Brian Eno (musician), Nigel Coates and Vaughan Oliver and Herbert Spencer (graphic designers). Other books document and analyse general movements in graphic design and typography. Among these are Typography Now, the first international survey of the digital typography of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and No More Rules, a critical study of graphic design and postmodernism. Poynor has also published three essay collections, Design Without Boundaries, Obey the Giant and Designing Pornotopia, which explore the cultural implications of visual communication, including advertising, photography, branding, graphic design and retail design.

Poynor was a prominent interviewee in the 2007 documentary film Helvetica.

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Total Books: 31
Hugo Puttaert Think in Colour visionandfactory
2014 - Hugo Puttaert Think in Colour VIsionandfactory (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789491775185
ISBN-10: 9491775189
Genre: Arts & Photography
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No More Rules Graphic Design and Postmodernism
2013 - No More Rules Graphic Design and Postmodernism [Mini] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781780671031
ISBN-10: 1780671032
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Jan Van Toorn Critical Practice
2008 - Jan Van Toorn Critical Practice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789064505652
ISBN-10: 9064505659
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Obey the Giant Life in the Image World
2007 - Obey the Giant Life in the Image World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783764385002
ISBN-10: 3764385006
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Designing Pornotopia Travels in Visual Culture
Chris Ware
2004 - Chris Ware [Monographics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781856693974
ISBN-10: 185669397X
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Anarchie der Zeichen Grafik-Design von den Achtzigern bis heute
2003 - Anarchie Der Zeichen Grafik-design Von Den Achtzigern Bis Heute [German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783764304492
ISBN-10: 3764304499
Genre: Nonfiction
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Designed by Peter Saville
2003 - Designed By Peter Saville (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780952741435
ISBN-10: 0952741431
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Typographica
2001 - Typographica (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781856692434
ISBN-10: 1856692434
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Der Verstand
2001 - Der Verstand (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783934022362
ISBN-10: 3934022367
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Design Without Boundaries Visual Communication in Transition
2000 - Design Without Boundaries VIsual Communication in Transition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781861540065
ISBN-10: 186154006X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Typography Now The Next Wave
2000 - Typography Now the Next Wave (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781873968420
ISBN-10: 1873968426
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Graphic Edge
2000 - Graphic Edge (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781873968697
ISBN-10: 1873968698
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Typography Now Two  Implosion
2000 - Typography Now Two Implosion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781861540232
ISBN-10: 186154023X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Vaughan Oliver  Visceral Pleasures
2000 - Vaughan Oliver VIsceral Pleasures (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781861540720
ISBN-10: 1861540728
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Looking Closer 3 Classic Writings on Graphic Design
1999 - Looking Closer 3 Classic Writings on Graphic Design [Looking Closer] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781581150223
ISBN-10: 1581150229
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Annual of the American Institute of Graphics Arts
1995 - The Annual of the American Institute of Graphics Arts [365: Aiga Year in Design] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780823063918
ISBN-10: 0823063917
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Nigel Coates
1989 - Nigel Coates [Blueprint Monographs] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780947795740
ISBN-10: 094779574X
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More Dark Than Shark
More Dark Than Shark (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571138838
ISBN-10: 0571138837
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The Graphic Edge
The Graphic Edge (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780891345879
ISBN-10: 0891345876
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Dan Fern Works with Paper
Dan Fern Works with Paper [DesignFile] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781854541499
ISBN-10: 1854541498
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International Design Year Book 1993 The [The International Design Yearbook - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)