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Observer: In a Critical Condition

In this Observer column from Print's International Design Issue, Rick Poynor discusses the term critical graphic design and explains what it means for designers today.

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Observer: Pinning Down Pinterest

Rick Poynor explores why Pinterest—despite early criticism—has found its place in design as a respected archive of visual finds.

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Observer: Critical Omissions

Rick Poynor takes issue with the "Forms of Inquiry" exhibition and the term critical design. And the curators respond to his initial ideas.