Stories about studios + projects

Souvenirs of Substance

Associate Professor Paolo Cardini leads a RISD symposium in Rome focused on non-Western, student-conceived visions of the future.

Experiencing Exquisite Craft in Morocco

Graphic Design senior Kendra Xu 18 GD reflects on a Wintersession travel course that invited students to soak in the country’s vibrant culture and renowned craftwork.

Students Stretch the Art of Books

The 2018 iteration of RISD’s Student Artist’s Book Competition teems with brilliant work.

Pursuing a Different Type

Tapped by Japanese type company Morisawa, type designer Cyrus Highsmith 97 GD is establishing the Providence Drawing Office with help from two recent graduates.

Typefaces That Work

Inspired type designer Nina Stössinger offers wise advice at the third annual Updike Prize for Student Type Design Awards ceremony.

Bervin’s Nanoscale Ode to the Silkworm

Poet Jen Bervin explores the intersection of text and textiles in Silk Poems, just published this fall after seven years of research.

Designing Poetry in Motion

Graphic Design Department Head Lucinda Hitchcock designs a digital message board for RIPTA buses as part of the state's newly launched Poetry in Motion project.

Experiencing Magic in Iceland

In July students participated in an intensive summer program investigating new ways of making poetic work in response to place.

Budding Designer in National Spotlight

Based on the promise of her work, Graphic Design senior Tasnima Tanzim 18 GD earns the Type Directors Club’s 2017 Beatrice Warde Scholarship.

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