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July 2014 | issue #106

Competing in style at Solar Decathlon Europe

Though the global competition was fierce at the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, the Techstyle Haus team had “an absolute blast” and represented RISD well.

Green Turtle back in action!#?*!

Illustrator Sonny Liew 01 IL contributes great atmospheric images to The Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that establishes the legendary 1940s Green Turtle as the first Asian-American superhero.

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see more stories including: two new deans at RISD, Godzilla eats Fiats, Solondz builds a Hummingbird Palace, talking chairs at Design Indaba, Jean Blackburn 89 IL honored for excellence in teaching, loving lutherie
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
Marguerite Kahrl MFA 95 SC in Turin, Italy
Matt Monk MFA 91 GD on the Cape – in Wellfleet, MA
RISD Photography MFA 14 graduates in NYC
Joseph Cipro 71 PT in Salt Lake City
Jamie Allen 05 IL in Poipu, HI
Jenny Lai 10 AP speaking about her latest collaboration centered on South African street fashion
On June 27 RISD/NorCal hosted a fun opening reception for a show of work by alumni from a range of disciplines. Curated by Club Leader Heather Phillips MFA 10 GD, First/Last highlights the creative process from first inspiration to last little detail. The show continues through July 27 at Park Life Gallery in San Francisco.
As you may have heard, RISD by Design weekend is fast approaching, with registration now open for the annual alumni Event of the Year. Timed at the prime of fall foliage, it runs from October 10–12 and just won’t be the same without you. So talk to your friends, check out the schedule and register now.

Kole’s clear comfort with characters

Illustrator and character designer Nicholas Kole 09 IL has “a passion for honest design and storytelling” that’s evident in everything from his sketchbook explorations to his work on the Dawngate Chronicles to his recent commission for Disney illustrating a Maleficent tie-in.
We love sharing what you’re doing, so please email with news of projects, exhibitions and other items of interest to the alumni community. And if you could take a few minutes to respond to our readers’ survey by July 31, we’d be positively tickled.