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“How Culture Affects Typography” + AAF DC’s Summer Bash

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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AAF DC Summer Bash + “Culture & Typography” Lecture with Nikki Villagomez

Sponsored by ALX Community & Missing Link

Date: Thursday, August 3

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Check-in & Networking

6:00pm – 7:00pm: “How Culture Affects Typography” 

7:00pm – 8:30pm: AAF DC’s Summer Bash (Drinks + appetizers provided) 

Location: ALX Community (Waterfront location) – 201 N Union St Suite 110, Alexandria, VA 22314

Attire: Summer Snazzy

Join AAF DC 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 DC 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, neon signs, historic signs, hand lettering, way finding, and local signs. Submit your photos now!

You can submit photos by Twitter: @nikki_vz // #DCType, Instagram: @nikkivz // #DCType (make sure your profiles are set to public so that Nikki will see your posts), or email Nikki at nikkivillagomez@gmail.com.

If you’d like any of your photos to be a part of the presentation, please submit all photos by Friday, July 21st

Get the book! Nikki will have copies of her book Culture+Typography: How Culture Affects Typography for sale at the event for $20.

After this interactive presentation, we invite you to continue the fun by joining us for AAF DC’s Annual Summer Bash to mix & mingle with the best and brightest in the DC advertising community!
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 serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Bernard Robinson & Company L.L.P., a CPA and advisory firm based in Greensboro, NC. She has maintained her blog, culture+typography, for over 11 years. You can follow along here.


ALX Community – Waterfront
201 North Union Street, #Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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