How Culture Affects Typography
Join AIGA Arizona 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 is where YOU come in! Help shape the event’s content by sending in photos of your favorite Arizona 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 Arizona 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: @AIGAaz @nikki_vz // #ArizonaType 
Instagram: @nikki_vz // #ArizonaType  (make sure your profiles are set to Public so that Nikki will see your posts)

Please submit all photos by Friday, February 24 to ensure your photo will be part of the presentation. When taking your photos, please be respectful of the property owners and/or any copyright restrictions.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Tempe History Museum’s “Third Thursday at the Museum” series. Coffee sponsored by Cortez Coffee Company. Dessert sponsored by AIGA Arizona.

About Our Speaker
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.

After working in Ohio for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, she relocated to the company headquarters in Charlotte, NC to serve as the Creative Studio Manager.

In her free time, she maintains her blog about how culture affects typography. 

Get the Book! Nikki’s book Culture+Typography will be on sale for $25 at the event!

Culture + Typography book

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Arizona, and places you on the master mailing list.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president.

Speakers' presentations and viewpoints are their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of AIGA Arizona. We are not responsible for the content of every presentation; please be aware that adult language, visuals or topics may sometimes be included.

When & Where
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM MST
Tempe History Museum
809 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282