Missouri Southern State University’s Spiva Art Gallery Presents ‘How Culture Affects Typography’ Exhibit Beginning February 26

Image Credit: Curtis Almeter, Missouri Southern State University

Please join the Missouri Southern State University (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 6:00 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. The passcode is 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.

MSSU and Nikki Villagomez invites the community to join the celebration of urban cultures and typography.


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