warning_blahRick Poynor (UK) was founding editor of Eye from 1990 to 1997 and is now its writer at large. He has written the ‘Critique’ column for Eye since 1999 and the ‘Observer’ column for Print magazine in New York since 2000. He has covered design, media and visual culture for Blueprint, Frieze, I.D., Icon, Domus, Metropolis, Adbusters, The Guardian, Financial Times, and many other publications. His books include Typography Now: The Next Wave (1991), Typographica (2001), and No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism (2003). He has published three essays collections: Design Without Boundaries (1998), Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World (2001) and Designing Pornotopia: Travels in Visual Culture (2006). In 2003, Poynor co-founded the weblog Design Observer, which became a leading site for design discussion. In 2004, he was curator of the travelling exhibition ‘Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties’ at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. He was a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art from 1994 to 1999 and he returned to the RCA as a Research Fellow in 2006. He lectures widely about design matters at public events, conferences and design schools in Europe, the US, Australia and China. www.eyemagazine.com