Digital Public Library of America: Great Resource!!

Digital Library of AmericaDigital Public Library of America was launched in April 2013. This is an amazing resource which is described below in a description from their webpage. It is all free and expands the resources available from any single library or museum. We share it here for your enjoyment.

What is the DPLA?

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.

AIGA Event: How Culture Affects Typography

AIGA CT LectureAIGA Connecticut hosts a lecture by Nikki Villagomez titled “How Culture Affects Typography.”  This event is Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6 to 8:30 pm at The Grove, 760 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. Villogomez is a designer, blogger, and typofile. She looks for how culture affects the decision processes of our every day life. Mixing words and images conveys a message. Villagomez will discuss her own processes, as well as analyze images from Connecticut respondents.

And, you can help shape the event’s content. Villagomez would like you to send her typographic references in the form of local pictures that you feel best represent the state of Connecticut. She will then study these photos and use them as a core part of her presentation. We encourage you to send in photos of your favorite typographic landmarks, even if you cannot attend the event.

Please submit photos by Friday, August 16.
You can submit your pictures 3 ways:

Email them to:

Tweet them to: @nikki_vz with the hashtag #ConnecticutType

Instagram them: tag @nikki_vz with the hashtag #ConnecticutType