Rick Poynor is a British writer, critic, lecturer and curator, specializing in design, media and visual culture. He was the founding editor of Eye magazine in London, which he edited from 1990 to 1997, and he contributed the “Critique” column in Eye since 1999. In 2003, he co-founded Design Observerwhere he blogs regularly.

Reading List

The suggested reading list includes various reading and media recommendations provided by the lecturer. This list of materials can include projects authored by the lecturer or others, and provides further insight into the guest’s sources of inspiration and additional context surrounding the artist/scholar/designer’s work and practice. This list is shared with RMCAD students and faculty and is archived on the website for academic integration and research opportunities. The physical materials are archived in the RMCAD campus library and the VASD Program archive.

Designing Pornotopia: Travels in Visual Culture by Rick Poynor
Book – 2006

No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism by Rick Poynor
Book – 2003

Graphic Edge by Rick Poynor
Book – 1995

Obey the Giant by Rick Poynor
Book – 2007

Typography Now: The Next Wave by Rick Poynor and Edward Booth-Clibborn
Book – 2000

Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design Since the Sixties by Rick Poynor
Book – 2005

Typography Now: The Next Wave by Rick Poynor
Book – 2000