AIGA Memphis: How Culture Affects Typography

Join AIGA Memphis 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 Memphis 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: @aigamemphis  @nikki_vz // #MemphisType 

Instagram: @nikki_vz // #MemphisType (make sure your profiles are set to public so that Nikki will see your posts ), or email Nikki at

Please submit all photos by Friday, September 6th 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!

When & Where
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
University of Memphis
Art and Communication Building (Room ACB 257)
3715 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38152