Sort Later: RISD GD Senior ShowIdentity Design, Exhibition Design | 2023
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, the designer tediously aligns type to page, gathers content for books, and compiles assets for websites. 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. The exhibition is a celebration of excess, community, and growth.
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Exhibition on display from February 23-28 at Woods Gerry Gallery in Providence, RI.
Credit: Max Beidler, Iris Cho, Matthew Cuschieri, Sharlene Deng, Jingyu Feng, Monet Fukawa, Anita Huang, Mio Kosaka, Nate Krohn, Truman Lesak, Amy Lim, Valia Liu, Wayne Luan, Nistha Nanda, Emma Noel, Maxton O’Connor, Jessica Perkins, Anmol Govinda Rao, Sofia Santana, Yasemin Sarihan, Henry Spuria, Iris Xie, Ashley Yae, Karen Zhou, Alex Zhu.
Animation: Truman Lesak
Identity Design: Mattew Cuschieri, Sharlene Deng
Publication Design: Emma Noel, Mizuki Hanada
Documentation: Emma Noel, Mizuki Hanada, Sharlene Deng
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