March 2023
GD Commons

Faculty Search Finalist Talks

RISD GD is currently conducting a search for 2 new full-time faculty members, and the Search Committee has selected 7 finalists. Each finalist will be here in March to deliver a talk that is open to the entire RISD GD community (as well as participate in interviews, a teaching demo, and other activities). The 2 positions are “Assistant or Associate Professor in Graphic Design (with a focus on computation and digital practices)” and “Assistant or Associate Professor in Graphic Design (with a focus on typography, form-making, and history).” The Search Committee will take your feedback into consideration in their decision-making, so attendance at these talks is highly encouraged!

Position 1: Type, Form, History

Candidate A: Wednesday, March 1 / Candidate B: Monday, March 13 / Candidate C: Wednesday, March 15 / Candidate D: Tuesday, March 21

Position 2: Computation

Candidate A: Monday, March 6 / Candidate B: Thursday, March 9 / Candidate C: Monday, March 20

All talks are at 6:30PM in the GD Commons.

OnX Variable is a custom typeface and website from Hwan Lee (BFA 2023). See the project.

Feb 23, 2023 6-7:30pm

2023 Senior Show: Sort Later

Please join us for the Graphic Design Senior Show!
on view @ Woods-Gerry Gallery Feb 24–28, 2023

F, S 10am–5pm
Su 2–5pm
M, T 10am–5pm

Design is a form of sorting. The designer takes disparate elements and strings them together; remixed and recombined. Charged with the unending task of forging new connections, we have tediously aligned type to page, gathered content for books, and compiled assets for websites. While discursive, sorting becomes a way to retain control. It implies a tangible end to the process. So often, each design decision leads to some envisioned ‘end.’ Sort Later is about letting go of ideas of finality and instead celebrating the work in progress, the liminal, and the unanswered.

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