With a thematic focus in each issue, RISD’s art and design magazine is designed to keep readers inspired and informed about the people, projects and passions that make our creative community so extraordinary. RISD XYZ works to address a range of issues of interest to creatively engaged readers and encourages alumni to contribute to making each issue visually rich and engaging. Published twice a year—in January and June—the magazine is available for free at selected campus locations.

Spring/Summer 2017: the PLAY issue

Given that play is one of the most natural and effective means of learning, it’s not surprising that artists and designers continue to embrace the pure joy and freedom of playful exploration well beyond childhood. This issue focuses on various ways RISD alumni make use of play to inform both the studio process and the sensibility of the work they make.

Keep connected with XYZmail, our monthly newsletter

Between each print edition of the magazine—which comes out twice a year, in January and June—RISD also sends alumni and the campus community monthly issues of a digital newsletter.