1. TIMES SQUARE ARTS, TSAC & AIGA/NY PRESENT OCTOBER’S MIDNIGHT MOMENT

    The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

    Times Square exists because our rights of free speech and assembly are broadly defined and protected. This video celebrates the simple words that make this amazing place possible, using a few of the basic elements that Times Square is made of: color, words, and movement.

    Andrew Sloat is a graphic designer and filmmaker. He makes books, identities, educational videos, ads, and websites for non-profits, cultural institutions, and corporate clients. He lives and works in Brooklyn, completed his graduate work in graphic design at Yale, teaches in the graphic design MFA program at RISD, and is active in local and state-level good-government activism.

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    Music: 'La Familia' by Django Lassi / djangolassi.de

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  2. TIMES SQUARE ARTS, TSAC & AIGA/NY PRESENT OCTOBER’S MIDNIGHT MOMENT

    The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

    Of all the major muscles, the six that govern the movement of the eye are the most active and precise. Even when the body is at rest -- even asleep! -- the eye is in constant motion. So in honor of these most sportive of organs, Eye Test presents a visionary workout tape: An animation inspired by the abstract patterns and optical illusions utilized in eye exams, broadcast test patterns, color blindness tests and other objective measures of visual metrics.

    Founded in 1994 by Michael Rock, Susan Sellers and Georgianna Stout, 2x4 is a global design consultancy headquartered in New York City with satellite studios in Beijing and Madrid. The focus of our work is brand strategy for cultural and commercial clients who value the power of design. We identify and clarify core institutional values and create innovative, experiential, participatory and visually-dynamic ways to engage key audiences worldwide. Our intellectual and creative conviction is that thoughtful design can make an essential contribution to every level of cultural discourse.

    2x4.org

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  3. TIMES SQUARE ARTS, TSAC & AIGA/NY PRESENT OCTOBER’S MIDNIGHT MOMENT

    The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

    Billy likes to dance, dance so much that no one borough can contain his moves. Follow him on a fun filled journey throughout the 5 boroughs and bob your head as he moves his feet.

    Dress Code is a team of designers, illustrators, animators, writers and editors lead by Andre Andreev and Dan Covert. Originally trained as graphic designers, they bring a design sensibility to the animations and films they produce.

    dresscodeny.com

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  4. TIMES SQUARE ARTS, TSAC & AIGA/NY PRESENT OCTOBER’S MIDNIGHT MOMENT

    The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

    A love letter to New York.

    Keira Alexandra has worked as a designer in New York City for 22 years. Her focus has been on video branding. Many of her clients have been in the heart of Times Square, including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Sundance Channel, TVLand, Comedy Central and Showtime.

    employeenumber1.com

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  5. TIMES SQUARE ARTS, TSAC & AIGA/NY PRESENT OCTOBER’S MIDNIGHT MOMENT

    The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

    This video is both a mesmerizing visual texture as well as an absurdist portrait of life lived in a confined space without the means to control it. Here, an assemblage of everyday objects become symbols – of class, profession, taste – and are swept up together in a vortex, ricocheting off each other as they move from chaos to order and back. Using a lo-fi 3D aesthetic that acts as a 'bootleg' of advertising gloss, this animated video reflects the effects of proximity on our own interactions.

    Labour is the creative partnership of founders Ryan Dunn and Wyeth Hansen. Both are RISD graduates, and founded Labour in late 2007 as an artistic and professional venture operating in the cultural and commercial spheres. The partners' work spans motion, documentary, branding, typography, audio, and physical objects. Labour has been recognized with an Emmy nomination for Individual Achievement in Art Direction and Design, a Young Gun title from the Art Director's Club, and named a New Visual Artist by Print magazine.

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AIGA/NY, Times Square Arts & TSAC Present: Times Square Midnight Moment

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The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

Graphic Designer Andrew Sloat’s video “1st Amendment (excerpts)” was ultimately chosen for its content, approach and distinctive execution. Using analogue techniques, Sloat focuses on the key elements of Times Square: color, words, and movement, with excerpts from the U.S. Constitutional First Amendment literally spelled out. The video reminds visitors of Times Square’s strong identity as the nation’s “town square.”

More Information:

aigany.org/events/times-square-arts-aigany-present-octobers-midnight-moment/

timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/moment/archive/1st-amendment-excerpts/index.aspx

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