We are very happy to announce that a collection of 360 posters created at RISD for various events has been added to the RISD Digital Image Database. The original collection is held in the Archives department at the RISD Library, and is described by our archivists as follows:
“The posters document events and activities of the students, faculty, and administration of Rhode Island School of Design, 1908 and 1960s-2007. These posters advertise Rhode Island School of Design events, educational programs, exhibitions, lectures, and conferences. A small number of posters, primarily for faculty, document events held outside of RISD. The bulk of the posters are dated from the late 1970s through 2007, and many items are undated. There is one Jewelry Department poster dated 1908. This series contains professionally printed and hand printed posters, many designed or created by students. A variety of materials were used including various types of paper, vinyl wallpaper, fabric, and plastic. Some items are fragile and others have glued on material such as glitter and faux fur.”
Digital images of these posters are now available for study and download by logging onto RDID with your RISD username and password. The following link will take you to a slideshow of highlights of the RISD Poster Collection.