The Art of Critical Making

Rhode Island School of Design was commissioned by Wiley to produce a definitive volume on art and design education. I worked closely with the editorial team from the start of this project to design a publication that would reflect the best practices of the school’s faculty and alumni.

The book features typefaces designed by RISD alumnus Cyrus Highsmith for a particular but highly legible setting of the texts. Diverse illustrations are set off in spacious white ‘gallery’ pages to best showcase individual projects. The volume is a size that allows both comfortable reading and detailed reproductions.


The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice
foreword by John Maeda
edited by Rosanne Somerson and Mara Hermano

published by RISD/Wiley
6.875 x 9 in., 272 pp., 96 color illus.
2013