The Art of Critical Making:
risd on creative practice

The Art of Critical Making:
Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice

foreword by John Maeda
edited by Rosanne Somerson & Mara L. Hermano

6.875 x 9 in., 272 pp., 96 color illus.
RISD|Wiley, 2013

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 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 distin 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.