Stories about studios + projects

Graduating with New Confidence

Taking chances in and out of the studio is opening doors for graduating Illustration major Zharia Shinn 18 IL.

Rethinking the History of Illustration

A massive new book edited by Illustration Department Head Susan Doyle 81 IL/MFA 98 PT/PR captures the global impact of illustrators on human knowledge.

High Expectations

Three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner 78 IL knocks it out of the park again.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoon

Illustrator Michael Sloan 85 IL and writer Jake Halpern earn a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning for Welcome to the New World, a New York Times series on the Syrian refugee crisis.

RISD Cited as a #1 Fulbright Producer

RISD is once again named the top producer of US Fulbright students among special-focus four-year institutions.

Happy for Exposure at Sundance

Independent filmmaker Emily Ann Hoffman 15 IL debuts her latest stop-motion animated short at the 2018 festival in Utah.

Equipped with a Purpose

Through their softgoods company eqpd, Jonathan Baker 97 ID and Sean Donovan 94 IL are designing socially conscious products and business models.

Forbes Salutes Young Alums

Four alumni are recognized in Forbes magazine’s 2018 30 Under 30 list of emerging artists and designers to watch.

Wrestling with Ongoing Injustices

In a recent talk, visiting artist Vincent Valdez 00 IL illuminated the process behind his stark and unsettling images of American society.

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