so, what even is ligature?

Ligature 32 is the University of Florida's Annual symposium featuring internationally recognized designers who lead lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews and a juried exhibition of the work of the university's graphic design students. Being the first year back in-person after COVID-19, we are so excited to be hosting this weekend-long event from
February 10 - 11, 2023!


The Ligature 32 juried exhibition will be hosted in the Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery from February 10th - March 3rd. All accepted works will be featured and you will be able to vote for your favorite project by voting for the
People's Choice Award!


zipeng zhu

Zipeng Zhu is an Art Director, Designer, Illustrator, and Animator in New York City who wants to make every day a Razzle-Dazzle Musical. Originally from China, Zipeng graduated from The School of Visual Arts, and went on to intern under Paula Scher at Pentagram and worked as a Senior Designer at Sagmeister & Walsh before founding his own creative studio, Dazzle, which is based
in Brooklyn. 


brian johnson

Brian Johnson is a partner of Polymode studio where he focuses on creative direction, design production, writing, and teaching. Born into a family of printers, Johnson is deeply invested in the production of good design without the expense of sacrificing our humanity or environment. 

randa hadi

Randa Hadi is a senior designer at Polymode studio, her interests lie in a space where architecture meets graphic design — an area of design process she describes as experimental, narrative, and speculative.