As one of RISD Media Group's Design interns, one of my responsibilities was to re-design the cover of the 2017-2018 phonebook as well as update the content of that current year.
I was restricted to two colors, as the books would be printed using spot colors in order to keep the production costs low. RISD recently underwent a typographic update, universally using Gotham and Mercury, two typefaces designed by RISD alumni Tobias Frere-Jones. The illustration on the cover is a whimsical telephone cord that acts as a dash between 2017 and 2018.
The phonebook is made available to the entire school's usage. It contains addresses, names, departments, and faculty listings of the entire school’s administration.