How Culture Affects Typography with Nikki Villagomez

Join AIGA Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville unique. The types of pictures we’d like to see submitted are graffiti, manhole covers, hand lettering, and local signs. Submit your photos now!

Join the visual discussion! You can submit photos by: Twitter: @AIGALou @nikki_vz // #LouisvilleType Instagram: @nikki_vz // #LouisvilleType (make sure your profiles are set to Public so that Nikki will see your posts ), or email

Please submit all photos by Friday, March 31st 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.

6:00pm Social Hour with appetizers + cash bar

7:00pm Presentation

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. 

Check out Nikki's Culture+Typography blog here

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

When & Where
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Tim Faulkner Gallery
1512 Portland Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203