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Poynor, Rick

Works: 147 works in 439 publications in 5 languages and 6,369 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, Other, Artist, Creator, Collector, Interviewee
Classifications: NC998.45.P67, 741.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rick Poynor
Most widely held works by Rick Poynor
No more rules : graphic design and postmodernism by Rick Poynor( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,196 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."--Jacket
Communicate : independent British graphic design since the sixties by Rick Poynor( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 664 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."--Jacket
Typography now--the next wave by Rick Poynor( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guide to the new experimental typography"--Back cover
Obey the giant : life in the image world by Rick Poynor( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 363 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."--Jacket
The graphic edge by Rick Poynor( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and German and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typography now two : implosion by Rick Poynor( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographica by Rick Poynor( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 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
Designing pornotopia : essays on visual culture by Rick Poynor( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Designing Pornotopia, Rick Poynor explores the past decade of advertising and design and the invasion of sexual imagery into everyday life." "Following the discussion of Poynor's previous anthology, Obey the Giant, Designing Pornotopia covers a wide area of subjects, from magazines, billboard advertising, branding, illustration, photography, tattoos, and music graphics to architecture, and includes interviews with architect Rem Koolhaas and maverick American graphic designer and performance artist Elliott Earls. Along the way Poynor reassesses the early work of Peter Saville and tracks the seemingly unstoppable rise of Stefan Sagmeister, among other graphic designers. Poynor's concise, riveting prose constantly challenges the reader with strong and through-provoking arguments. 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
Nigel Coates : the city in motion by Rick Poynor( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 250 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 239 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."--Jacket
Design without boundaries : visual communication in transition by Rick Poynor( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incl. bibliografi og index
Tibor Kalman, perverse optimist by Tibor Kalman( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott Miller : design and content by J. Abbott Miller( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Open Book is the first monograph on the preeminent graphic designer Abbott Miller. Recipient of numerous design honors including the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, Miller is known for his pioneering graphic work as a partner at Pentagram, where he leads a team designing books, magazines, catalogs, identities, exhibitions, and creating editorial projects. His work is often concerned with the cultural role of design and the public life of the written word. Collaborating with performers, curators, artists, photographers, writers, publishers, corporations, and institutions, he has created a unique practice that crosses back and forth between the printed page and the physical space of exhibitions. In his work as a designer, editor, and writer he has pioneered the concept of the designer as author, and he has collaborated with artists such as Matthew Barney, Yoko Ono, Geoffrey Beene, Philip Glass, Twyla Tharp, and Nam June Paik, among many others. His clients include Vitra, Knoll, Harley-Davidson, and Steuben, as well as many museums and publishers. Miller presents his work as a catalog of design strategies, emerging from the unique circumstances of form and content. In four chapters "Books," "Exhibitions," "Magazines," and "Identity" Open Book provides insight into Miller's working process and showcases all of his best designs. Miller talks freely about influences on his practice, his ideas, his experiences working with curators, artists, and clients, as well as the lessons he's learned. A foreword by Ellen Lupton situates his work in the context of contemporary design. Open Book, beautifully produced and illustrated with more than four hundred images, is a must-have for anyone interested in design and the visual arts"--
Marian Bantjes : pretty pictures by Marian Bantjes( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents Bantjes's projects chronologically, revealing a fascinating journey from her early work as a typesetter to her experimentation in digital technologies and analogue materials alike"--Jacket
Jan van Toorn : critical practice by Rick Poynor( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debate : the legendary contest of two giants of graphic design by Wim Crouwel( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first English translation of a famous 1972 debate between Dutch graphic designers Wim Crouwel and Jan van Toorn, a public clash of subjectivity versus objectivity at Amsterdam's Museum Fodor that helped set the stage for bold philosophical showdowns to come in design culture. Held in response to an exhibition of Van Toorn's work at Stedelijk Museum, including student posters protesting the Vietnam War--in an era of youth culture and increasing resistance to authority, capitalism, and the power of media--the stakes were aesthetic, ethical, and politically charged. Crouwel defended his approach of neutrality and austere rationalism, attention to typography and worksmanship, and professionalism in service of the client's message. Van Toorn argued for his use of chaos, collage, and photographs of everyday life; that a designer's ideas, personality, and political commitments are integral to the work. Dialogue on The Debate has reverberated in graphic design circles for the four decades since, and it is often referenced in modern design criticism as a key marker for the philosophical positions that continue to define the profession. The first English transcript of this key event in design history will allow a contemporary audience to discover the ongoing relevance of The Debate in an increasingly complex visual culture."--The publisher's description
Oh so pretty : punk in print 1976-80 by Rick Poynor( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of images of posters, flyers, zines, and other promotional materials for punk rock acts
Colorsnotebook : [faces : the world seen by the rest of the world by Fabrica (Organization)( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April Greiman : it'snotwhatyouthinkitis = cen'estpascequevouscroyez by April Greiman( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarchie der Zeichen : Grafik-Design von den Achtzigern bis heute by Rick Poynor( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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No more rules : graphic design and postmodernism
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포이너, 릭

Communicate : independent British graphic design since the sixtiesTypography now--the next waveObey the giant : life in the image worldThe graphic edgeTypography now two : implosionTypographicaDesigning pornotopia : essays on visual cultureVaughan Oliver : visceral pleasures