Manual Cinema

Branding, Website Design

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.


John Pobojewski: Concept, Design Direction, Strategy

Alyssa Arnesen: Design

Collin Joyce: Programming

Designed while at Span


Society of Typographic Arts: STA 100—2021