Detroit-based graphic designer specializing in branding and publication design. Open for freelance opportunities
Manual Cinema
Branding, Web 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. We created a new visual identity system and website inspired by the cut paper forms used throughout their productions. The new brand launched on the premiere of Jordan Peele's Candyman, which contained Manual Cinema’s shadow puppetry and film title design.

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

John Pobojewski: Design Direction
Alyssa Arnesen: Design
Collin Joyce: Programming
Designed while at Span

Society of Typographic Arts: STA 100

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