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.