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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 covers a range of issues of interest to creatively engaged readers and encourages alumni to contribute to making each issue visually rich and engaging.

spring/summer 2019 / freedom

Freedom is a concept everyone understands, yet defines slightly differently. This issue focuses on alumni who show through their work and choices in life what creative freedom means to them.

See previous issues of the magazine

RISD XYZ first surfaced in spring 2010 and is published twice a year. You can find previous issues online or request a copy of a specific printed edition by emailing

Keep informed through XYZmail, our monthly newsletter

RISD also sends alumni and the campus community monthly issues of a digital newsletter between each print edition of the magazine, which comes out twice a year (in December and June).