LIGATURE 28

LIGATURE 28 IS THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA’S ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED DESIGNERS WHO LEAD LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, AND A JURIED EXHIBITION OF GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENTS’ WORK.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Workshops and Portfolio Reviews
(UF Students Only)

Contact voxgraphisuf@gmail.com for more information

7PM

Gallery Opening
Gary R. Libby Gallery
1370 Inner Road, Gainesville FL 32601

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

6PM

AIGA Social Hour
Gary R. Libby Gallery
1370 Inner Road, Gainesville FL 32601

7PM

Lecture Series
CSE A101 (Under "French Fries")
432 Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

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ALEXANDRA ZSIGMOND

ART DIRECTOR + DESIGNER

Alexandra Zsigmond is a New York-based art director and visual thinker working at the intersection of fine art, illustration and editorial design.  Her core interest lies in the use of metaphor and symbolism in visual art, as a tool to represent complex ideas and visualize the invisible realms of mind, thought, and emotion. Since writing her honors thesis on visual metaphor at Stanford University in 2004, she has explored this interest through multiple roles and media: as art director, curator, and designer of metaphoric imagery for newspapers, books, and exhibitions. From 2010-17 she was an art director for the New York Times’ Opinion section, commissioning original illustration for articles, curating art-driven features, and designing for both print and digital. She has collaborated with a roster of over 1000 artists worldwide and art directed over 4000 editorial illustrations.  

Alexandra Zsigmond is a New York-based art director and visual thinker working at the intersection of fine art, illustration and editorial design.  Her core interest lies in the use of metaphor and symbolism in visual art, as a tool to represent complex ideas and visualize the invisible realms of mind, thought, and emotion. Since writing her honors thesis on visual metaphor at Stanford University in 2004, she has explored this interest through multiple roles and media: as art director, curator, and designer of metaphoric imagery for newspapers, books, and exhibitions. From 2010-17 she was an art director for the New York Times’ Opinion section, commissioning original illustration for articles, curating art-driven features, and designing for both print and digital. She has collaborated with a roster of over 1000 artists worldwide and art directed over 4000 editorial illustrations.  



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EDDIE OPARA

PARTNER AT PENTAGRAM

Eddie Opara studied graphic design at the London College of Printing and Yale University, where he received his M.F.A. He began his career as a designer at ATG and Imaginary Forces and worked as an art director at 2x4 before establishing his own studio, The Map Office, in 2005. Five years later, Opara and The Map Office team joined Pentagram in New York. Opara is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses strategy, design, and technology. His clients include the Menil Foundation, Studio Museum in Harlem, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Prada, among others. Opara is the author of Color Works and has won numerous awards including a Gold Cube from the Art Directors Club and honors from AIGA, D&AD, and I.D. Magazine. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.  

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