Ligature Design Symposium

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Ligature Design Symposium
Formation 1991
Type Design symposium
Headquarters Gainesville, Florida
Website Official website

The University of Florida Ligature Design Symposium is an annual design symposium.

Ligature is an annual juried Graphic Design show run by VOXgraphis. Ligature showcases graphic design at the University of Florida and is juried by recognized guest designers.

As of 2009 Ligature is in its eighteenth annual iteration. The event focuses on showcasing design works by University of Florida Graphic Design students and is traditionally held alongside UF's Juried Student Arts Show, a show that typically does not accept graphic design works. The highlight of Ligature at the University of Florida is that it is entirely run and organized by upper-division Graphic Design students and Alina Shafii in UF's graphic design club, VOXgraphis. Each year, members of VOXgraphis are elected into the usual club positions such as President, Vice President, Treasurer etc., and one of Ligature-Chair. The nominee is solely responsible for organizing the Ligature event using university student government funding as well as sponsor funding. Sponsorship varies from year to year and usually consists of companies local to Gainesville, Florida. Ligature has traditionally been a concept-driven themed event, and the Chairman and volunteer team create a brand-identity from scratch for the show each year.

2007 Ligature event[edit]

The 2007 Ligature event titled "Ligature - twothous&seven" is juried by guest designers Ellen Lupton of Maryland Institute College of Art, Ken Barber of House Industries., Jan Wilker of Karlssonwilker inc., Matt Sung, UF Alumnus and Karen Horton, UF Alumna and of the Oxford University Press. Each year the visiting designers prepare and curate workshops for University of Florida Graphic Design Students, hold one to two hour lectures and hold portfolio reviews with upper division Graphic Design Students and members of VOXgraphis over a stretch of two days.[1]

Ligature - past guests[edit]

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