• RISD Class of 2019 Yearbook
  • Always in life but especially in school, we learn the things that let us work best. There’s a whole program of supports, conditions, foods, and circumstances that allow us to be creative. There are the tools taught and given to us by our departments — the tools of the trade. 

    And then there’s everything else that’s essential to getting work done: friends, clubs, obsessions, and activities. All these things are essential to a rich and fruitful creative life. So, with all that in mind...What’s in your toolkit?

    Introduction to the 2019 Toolkit theme written by Eliza Chen. 
  • The theme for the RISD 2019 Yearbook is ToolkitWe asked each student to design their own name and page with a set of alphabet stencils, and answer the question “What’s in your toolkit?”
  • Front & Back Cover
  • Students were given stencils to use to design their own name.
  • Individual Student Spreads
  • Each graduating student's name is included in the cover of the book. 
  • Close-up​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Front Cover
  • Close-up of die-cut section tab.
  • Major Introductory Spreads (Pictured: Textiles Department, TX) 
  • Jewelry & Metalsmithing (JM) Introductory Spread
  • Illustrations were made solely using the four stenciled alphabets. 
  • Industrial Design (ID) Introductory Spread
  • Graphic Design (GD) Introductory Spread (with message from Head of Department)
  • Close up of personalized student names 
  • Answers to the "toolkit" question. 
  • Credits & Acknowledgments Page
  • Removable stencil ruler spells out "RISD 2019"
  • Each student was invited to use any combination of letters or forms from the four set of stencil alphabets to design their own name. The stencils created over 400 unique names in the book. 
  • Stenciled alphabets designed by Eliza Chen. 
  • RISD Design Guild Project.

    Lettering by Eliza Chen 
    Student Portraits by Zoe Schneider & Jeremy Qin 
    Management by Julian Kelly
    Materials advised by A.J. Hansen