EP. 10 Type Hike
Type Hike is a collaborative design project including 60 designers and typographers who each created a unique type design for a park they love in celebration of the National Parks Service centennial.
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 talent at a common good. The pair strongly believes that all designers are obligated to use their unique ability to make the word a more beautiful place, and celebrating our country's National Parks presented the perfect opportunity. 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 our country is currently experiencing. Looking forward with optimism to another great century for the NPS is one of the main goals of the project.
To back up our commitment to this goal, none of the designers or organizers are profiting from the sale of goods so that 100% of the profits can be donated directly to the NPS Centennial Campaign.
The designers involved range from emerging talent to household names including David Carson, Jessica Hische, Joshua Noom, and Jay Fletcher. The work of all 60 designers is truly inspiring.