Rick Poynor (UK)

Rick Poynor is a British writer, critic, lecturer and curator, specialising in design, photography, media and visual culture. He is Visiting Professor in Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Poynor was the founding editor of Eye magazine, which he edited from 1990 to 1997, and he has contributed the Critique column to Eye since 1999. In 2003, he was a co-founder of Design Observer, where he writes a wide-ranging regular blog. His column for Print magazine in New York has been running since 2000, and his articles, essays and reviews have also appeared in Blueprint, Creative Review, Icon, Frieze, Etapes, Domus, The Guardian, Financial Times, and many other publications. Poynor’s books include Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World (2001), Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice (2008) and No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism, which was reissued in 2013.