How Culture Affects Typography

A partnership between AIGA and The Wolfsonian-FIU

Join designer, blogger, and typofile, Nikki Villagomez on Friday, 28th February 2014 in Miami for a look into how culture affects the decision processes of every day life. For those who mix words with images, this is as crucial to the message we convey as it is fascinating to an observer of those processes. In her presentation, Nikki will use pictures she has taken throughout her travels and talk about the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on location.

Type Photos

We encourage local designers in the Miami community to really look at the typography throughout your city and take pictures that you feel represents Miami. Pictures need to be submitted by February 7th. These pictures will be used as a crucial part of the presentation.

You can submit your photos via:
Tweet: @nikki_vz with the hashtag #MiamiType
Instagram: tag @nikki_vz with the hashtag #MiamiType

Admission Free – Donations welcomed.

Free Perrier for all attendees.

Nikki graduated from Louisiana State University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After working in New York City for Hearst Magazines and Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) she moved to her homestate of South Carolina where she became a full-time freelancer. She is founder of the South Carolina chapter of AIGA and served as president for 2 years. She taught Graphic Design and Typography at the University of South Carolina in Columbia for 5 years. Currently, she is a Senior Designer at Dixon Hughes Goodman in Hudson, Ohio. In her free time she maintains her blog about how culture affects typography at

When & Where
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
The Wolfsonian FIU
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139