Join AIGA Gainesville and Nikki Villagomez for a look into how culture affects typography and decision-making processes in everyday life. In her presentation, Nikki will use pictures taken throughout her travels to discuss the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on location. This will be Nikki’s 39th AIGA chapter talk! This is where YOU come in! Help shape the event’s content by sending in photos of your favorite Gainesville typography.
Nikki will use the photos you send in to create her presentation. For the next few weeks, we challenge you to really look at the everyday typography that makes our area unique. The types of pictures we’d like to see submitted are graffiti, manhole covers, hand lettering, and local signs. Submit your photos now!
You can submit photos by Twitter: @aigagainesville @nikki_vz // #GainesvilleType
Instagram: @nikki_vz // #GainesvilleType (make sure your profiles are set to public so that Nikki will see your posts ), or email Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit all photos by Friday, February 22nd to ensure your photo will be part of the presentation.
Get the book! Nikki will have copies of her book Culture+Typography: How Culture Affects Typography for sale at the event for $20. Every purchase of the book will receive a free #40covers poster!
$10 for Current AIGA Members
$15 for General Public/Future Members
$5 for Current AIGA Student Members
$10 for Current Students
Nikki Villagomez is a nationally recognized speaker on typography. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After working as a designer in New York City, she moved to her home state of South Carolina where she became a fulltime freelancer. Nikki is the founder and former president of the South Carolina chapter of AIGA. She has been an educator teaching Graphic Design and Typography at the University of South Carolina and the University of Akron. Currently, Nikki lives in Charlotte, NC and is the Creative Studio Director at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, one of the top 20 public accounting firms in the nation.
In her free time, she maintains her blog about how culture affects typography. Check out Nikki's Culture+Typography blog here: https://nikkivillagomez.wordpress.com/