Manual Cinema

Identity Design, Website Design
2021

Manual Cinema is an Emmy Award-winning performance collective and design studio known for its unique theatrical performances and short films using projected light and shadow. Span created a new visual identity system and website, inspired by the cut paper forms used throughout their productions, just in time for the premiere of their work in Jordan Peele's Candyman.

The identity’s monogram is inspired by the shape of a projector, used commonly in Manual Cinema’s creations. Cut paper versions of the monogram were scanned and used as frames for different production stills throughout the website.


Credits


John Pobojewski: Concept, Design Direction, Strategy


Alyssa Arnesen: Design


Collin Joyce: Programming


Designed while at Span.


Recognition


Society of Typographic Arts: STA 100—2021