Type Hike series Exhibit

Type Hike series

This series supports the National Park Service with a showcase of beautiful type from 60 designers. 

After a few successful small collaborations, friends James Louis Walker and David Rygiol wanted to go big and launch a large-scale project that would unify a diverse group of designers and focus their talents at a common good. The pair strongly believes that all designers are obligated to use their unique abilities to make the world a more beautiful place, and celebrating the US national parks presented the perfect opportunity. Thus, Type Hike was born.

This collaborative design project includes 60 graphic and type designers who will each create a unique type design for a park she or he loves in celebration of the National Park Service (NPS) centennial. The designers involved range from emerging talents to household names, including David Carson, Jessica Hische, Joshua Noom and Jay Fletcher. Type Hike is, admittedly, a showcase for beautiful type. But more importantly, it’s an outlet for design to be used as a positive counter to the negative mood swing the United States is currently experiencing. The project hopes to look forward with optimism to another great century for the NPS.

To back up Walker and Rygiol’s commitment to this goal, none of the designers or organizers are profiting from the sale of goods so 100 percent of the profits can be donated directly to the NPS Centennial Campaign. Two generous sponsors, 4by6.com and EcoEnclose, have partnered with the project to help maximize this donation while minimizing the project’s environmental impact.

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