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Joplin- How Culture Affects Typography

Published: February 23, 2024 | Categories: Press Release
Joplin- How Culture Affects Typography
Please join the MSSU Spiva Gallery for a solo exhibit by author, designer, and nationally recognized speaker Nikki Villagomez, “How Culture Affects Typography”. The exhibit will run from February 26 - March 20, 2024. There will be an artist talk at 6 pm on Thursday, March 14 in Corley Auditorium, with a reception to follow.

The talk will be available live on Zoom if you are unable to attend in-person in Corley Auditorium:
Passcode: 627061

In a compelling exploration of the intersection between culture and typography, nationally recognized speaker on typography, Nikki Villagomez, shares a captivating collection that transcends conventional cityscape imagery. Titled "How Culture Affects Typography," the collection delves into the nuances of urban life through a lens focused on manhole covers, building signs, neon signs, wayfinding, hand lettering, graffiti, murals, and historic signs.

Nikki's unique lens transforms seemingly mundane urban elements into powerful conduits of cultural expression. The collection serves as a visual narrative, unraveling the stories embedded in each city's visual tapestry. From the historical imprints on manhole covers to the vibrant dialogue of graffiti, every photograph encapsulates the heartbeat of the city.

Missouri Southern State University and Nikki Villagomez invites the community to join the celebration of urban cultures and typography.

Press Contact: Nikki Villagomez; culture+typography blog: