Culture + Typography

How often do you take the time to look closely at the typography that makes our city unique?

Join AIGA Nashville and Nikki Villagomez on Tuesday, November 7th 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, with an extensive look at our city and #NashvilleType.

Nikki will use the photos from our #NashvilleType Tuesdays as well as the photos YOU provide to create her presentation. As we continue to prepare for Nikki's talk, we challenge you to really look at the everyday typography that makes Nashville unique. The types of pictures we’d like to see submitted are graffiti, manhole covers, hand lettering, and local signs. 

You can submit photos by:

  1. Twitter: @AIGANashville @nikki_vz // #NashvilleType

  2. Instagram: @nikki_vz // #NashvilleType (make sure your profiles are set to Public so that Nikki will see your posts ), or

  3. Email Nikki at

  4. You can also submit photos by tagging @AIGANashville on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. Always be sure to use the hashtag #NashvilleType.

Drinks and light snacks will be available starting at 6pm
Nikki's presentation will begin at 6:20pm

Get your ticket today and save your seat! Can't wait to see you all there!

Members: $10 // Non-Members: $15

Get the book! Nikki will have copies of her book Culture+Typography: How Culture Affects Typography for sale at the event for $25!


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 Manager 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:

When & Where
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Studio 615
272 Broadmoor Drive
Nashville, TN 37207