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Poynor, Rick

Works: 89 works in 267 publications in 3 languages and 5,460 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Artist, Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: Z246, 741.6
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No more rules : graphic design and postmodernism by Rick Poynor ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The past twenty years have seen profound changes in the field of graphic communication. One by one, old certainties about the techniques and purposes of graphic design have been questioned and collapsed. No More Rules is the first critical survey to offer a complete overview of the graphic revolution during the postmodern period." "According to design critic Rick Poynor, changes in graphic work were already well underway by the early 1980s, even before the computer became a ubiquitous tool. With the international embrace of new electronic technologies in the 1990s, these developments began to accelerate. An explosion of creativity in graphic design took place as designers and typographers reassessed their roles, jettisoned existing rules, and forged experimental new approaches. Graphic work became more self-expressive, idiosyncratic, and occasionally extreme." "Poynor tells this story in detail, breaking down a broad, multifaceted, and sometimes confusing field of graphic design activity into key developments and themes: the origins of postmodern design; deconstructionist design and theory; issues of appropriation; the revolution in digital type; questions of authorship; and critiques of postmodern graphic design. Each theme is illustrated by spectacular and significant examples of work produced between 1980 and 2000 that have changed the way in which designers and their audiences think about graphic communication. This generously illustrated book is a vital reference for design professionals and educators as well as for students of graphic design, image-making, advertising, and the visual arts."--BOOK JACKET
Communicate : independent British graphic design since the sixties ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the 1960s youth culture and pop music became an important influence on British design. Key examples include the pop art collages of artists like Richard Hamilton and the psychedelic, punk, and new wave aesthetics of groups like Roxy Music and Pink Floyd. Images and illustrations were used in balance with letterforms to convey design concepts and ideas. The influence of popular culture is still relevant to contemporary British designers. Communicate focuses on the smaller independent design studios and teams that are credited with producing the most creative and innovative design over the past four decades and explores how and why British design has developed during this period."--BOOK JACKET
Typography now--the next wave by Rick Poynor ( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Guide to the new experimental typography"--Back cover
The graphic edge by Rick Poynor ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obey the giant : life in the image world by Rick Poynor ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Obey the Giant, design writer Rick Poynor exposes the ambivalent reality beneath the seductive surface of contemporary visual culture. Ranging across design, advertising, photography, publishing and art, these essays challenge received wisdom, dismiss sacred cows and pose challenging questions about key issues and trends - from graphic memes and the poverty of 'cool' to culture jamming, designer sex and death, and the pleasure of imperfection. An inspiring call to action, Obey the Giant shows how designers and image-makers both collude with, and resist, corporate control of the image world."--BOOK JACKET
Typography now two : implosion by Rick Poynor ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typographica by Rick Poynor ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historien om det engelske tidskrift, Typographica, som blev grundlagt af den engelske typograf Herbert Spencer i 1949 og udkom sidste gang i 1967
Nigel Coates : the city in motion by Rick Poynor ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of a small group of designers and architects who are redefining the landscape of international design is discussed here. It places his development and impact within the broader currents of international design and culture in the 80s and examines the notion of architecture as "Fashion"
Vaughan Oliver : visceral pleasures by Vaughan Oliver ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Vaughan Oliver is one of the most remarkable designers to have emerged from Britain in the last two decades. At the age of twenty-three, just starting out, he had the good fortune to meet his ideal client, Jvo Watts-Russell, founder of the 4AD record label. Both shared a fanatical devotion to independent rock music. Working in-house at Ivo's tiny South London company, Oliver created a stunning series of sleeves and posters for groups like the Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, the Pixies and Lush, which won devoted admirers all over the world." "This illustrated monograph, with analytical commentary by design critic Rick Poynor, is the first to examine in detail both phases of Oliver's career - initially as a partner of photographer Nigel Grierson in the enigmatically named 23 Envelope, then, from 1988, working with Chris Bigg under the studio name of v23. From the beginning, Oliver found design, as conventionally taught and practised, too rational and limiting. His long-lasting relationship with 4AD gave him an exceptional opportunity to explore new approaches with the support of a committed client. At their most expressive and inventive, his graphic images embody his intense responses as a listener, plunging the viewer into a world of visceral sensation and pleasure." "In recent years, the idea of "graphic authorship", realized through the medium of design, has been enthusiastically theorized in the design schools and vigorously debated in the press. Vaughan Oliver: visceral pleasures provides compelling evidence of how, in the right circumstances, a high degree of authorial expression is possible within the setting of commercial design. It maps the achievement of a design explorer who, by pursuing his own private obsessions, has made a lasting contribution to the artistic possibilities of the graphic image."--BOOK JACKET
Design without boundaries : visual communication in transition by Rick Poynor ( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incl. bibliografi og index
Tibor Kalman, perverse optimist by Tibor Kalman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designing pornotopia : essays on visual culture by Rick Poynor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designing pornotopia : travels in visual culture by Rick Poynor ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In its timeliness and poignancy, this is truly an anthology that is indispensable on the bookshelf of anyone interested in visual culture and its effects on our daily lives."--BOOK JACKET
Jan van Toorn : critical practice by Rick Poynor ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marian Bantjes : pretty pictures by Marian Bantjes ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marian Bantjes's first complete monograph, revealing the astonishing range of her graphic design, typography and illustration over the past decade. From a remote cabin off Canada's Pacific coast, Marian Bantjes has created a unique visual language that combines typographical craftsmanship, illustrative flair and personal observation. Her generous approach, meticulous attention to detail and wit have made her one of the most sought-after graphic artists of her generation. Presented loosely chronologically and with candid commentary throughout, this large-scale book traces Bantjes's fascinating trajectory from her early work as a typesetter to her adoption of digital technologies that push conventional print production to the limit. It examines the way she works, collaborates and creates her "pretty pictures", echoing the wry cultural observation and design comment that marked her seminal I Wonder publication
Colorsnotebook violence : the world as seen by the rest of the world, a project by Fabrica (Organization) ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
April Greiman : it'snotwhatyouthinkitis = cen'estpascequevouscroyez by April Greiman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anarchie der Zeichen : Grafik-Design von den Achtzigern bis heute by Rick Poynor ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La loi du plus fort : la société de l'image by Rick Poynor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arefin and Arefin : the graphic design of Tony Arefin by Tony Arefin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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