Rick Poynor

Rick Poynor is an acclaimed critic and writer on design and visual culture. He writes a weekly column about photography at designobserver.com

Why Emigre mattered – and still matters

Massimo Vignelli once called it a “factory of garbage” but for 20 years Emigre magazine provided a vital forum for fierce debate about the future of graphic design. As the first UK exhibition about the title opens, Rick Poynor looks at its enduring influence