Stories about studios + projects

Axios Advocates for Civic-minded Design

As the keynote speaker at RI Design Week, former White House Creative Director Ashleigh Axios 08 GD highlighted the role of design in delivering hope and change under President Obama.

Maharam Fellows Explore New Frontiers

Eleven students and new graduates are bringing valuable critical thinking skills to nonprofits around the world.

Ready to Push Forward

Playful work by graduating graphic designer Can Yang 18 GD seamlessly blends Eastern and Western motifs.

Shifting Focus After the Storm

Two art students from Puerto Rico are studying at RISD this semester as part of an AICAD exchange program initiated in the aftermath of Hurricane María.

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.

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