Stories about studios + projects

Big Sky in the Big City

Construction sites may be “a reality of a healthy, growing city,” as New York City MayorMichael Bloomberg puts it, but not many people would call them anattractive reality.

Historical Museum Gets a New Identity

In preparation for a capital campaign supporting a major new physical facility, the Martha’s Vineyard [MA] Historical Society sought RISD’s assistance in creating a fresh visual presence for its museum—one that reflects the museum’s importance as both a repository of history and a contemporary cultural resource.

NEA Grant Cultivates Public Art

RISD partners with Providence and local arts groups to reimagine downtown as a destination for the arts .

50 Years in RISD’s English Department

The late RISD President John Frazier welcomed me to his office in the late summer of 1957, saying, “Why don’t you help us with the formation of the English Department? Come aboard while you pursue graduate courses uphill at Brown.

Reimagining Medical Communications

RISD and Brown students generally follow different paths on College Hill – Brown students spending their days in libraries pouring over books, their RISD counterparts spending their nights in studios making creative responses to assignments.

Gebbia Thinks Big

Offering a tempting taste of the Career Center’s Mindshare event this Saturday, Joe Gebbia 05 ID/GD spoke at RISD last week – about why he’s a bona fide “designtrepreneur,” as he likes to put it.

AIGA Chief Advises Students

Art students and politicians don’t usually speak the same language, much less collaborate towards a common goal.

Recognizing a Living Legend

Professor Emeritus Malcolm Grear has been integrally connected to RISD for more than half a century.

Books as Art

“Everyone has an interesting story deep down within themselves,” says Professor of Graphic DesignJan Baker.

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