This talk took place in The Great Hall at The Cooper Union on June 15, 2019. The livestreaming and video recording were made possible by a generous sponsorship from Google.
ndividuals form collectives in visual communications and beyond—whether it’s characters in a typeface, pages in a magazine, dancers on a stage, people in a city, or frames in a video. Focusing on frames and frequency of flow, Shira Inbar will talk about playing in the intersecting territories of type systems and motion graphics, media, and nightlife.
Shira is a graphic designer with an edge of motion, making work in broadcast, nightlife, media, and event production. She’s a founding member of Little Cinema, an immersive theatre company based out of House of Yes, Brooklyn, and maintains an active practice of collaboration with studios, nonprofits, and creative individuals of all kinds, while working on the design team of Emily Oberman at Pentagram. She partnered with AIGA Eye on Design Magazine to design the Psych issue, winning Stack Magazine’s Cover of the Year for 2018. She has worked with Squarespace, Nike, Adobe, GIPHY, The FADER, Medium, and MTV News; attempting to make cable television relevant again via interstitials, GIFs, broadcast takeovers, and general randomness. Shira holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and an MFA from Yale University, and currently teaches motion graphics at Parsons School of Design in New York City.