How Culture Affects Typography: A Lecture by Nikki Villagomez

Join AIGA Baltimore 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 talk will explore how design choices are informed by the language of cultural surroundings, and will discuss the power of type selection, color usage, and more.

This is where YOU come in! Help shape the event by sending photos of your favorite Baltimore typography to Nikki so she can use them in her presentation customized especially for Baltimore. She’s looking for everything including graffiti, manhole covers, local signage, and wayfinding. We challenge you to go out and find the everyday typography that makes Baltimore unique. Every image submitted has the potential to be accompanied by cultural and historical commentary.

You can submit photos via:
Twitter: @AIGABaltimore @nikki_vz // #BaltimoreType
Instagram: @nikki_vz // #BaltimoreType

Please submit all photos by Friday, September 23.

Student Members: $5
Members: $10
Non-members: $15

This event is a part of Baltimore Design Week 2016.

Getting there:
MICA is convenient to or within walking distance from several local transportation services, such as the MTA Bus, MTA Light Rail, the free Charm City Circulator Purple Route. Parking is available on nearby streets.

Credit/debit cards only — no cash or checks will be accepted.

Please note that in order to continue to provide quality programming, our policy is not to issue refunds unless an event has been cancelled.

When & Where
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center
131 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201