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 2018: inspired by place

This issue focuses on a variety of ways alumni find context and meaning for their work by connecting with and responding to specific places. Whether it’s creating in the kitchen, remembering the outfield, harvesting rain in Mexico or responding to the beauty of the local light, RISD artists and designers draw inspiration from the places they land and in turn enrich these places with their passion and creativity.

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.