David Rygiol & James Walker

November 1-17, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 2018 7-8:30 pm

Free Parking in the Cherry St. Garage, levels 5 & 6 

TypeTalk with James Walker, November 1, 6-6:30 pm at UMKC Miller-Nichols Library, rm 325

The University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Kansas City Art Institute are excited to present TypeHike, a collaborative, non-profit, design project that supports America’s National Park system, through the use of expressive typography and graphic design. Using the traditional format and bold imagery of poster design, TypeHike was born from the belief that designers are obligated to use their talent and ability to make the world a more beautiful place. Creators David Rygiol and James Walker expanded upon this belief to include, and thereby support, natural beauty, when they began their project in August 2016 in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.

Currently, many naturally occurring national monuments and designated reserves are under scrutiny with the possibility of having their protections removed. TypeHike serves to remind us to get outside, explore, and appreciate the sublime beauty of our home planet. To support the threatened park system, Rygiol and Walker created four unique series of prints focusing on shorelines, recreation, endangered animals, and Mars. All profits are donated to protect and preserve wildlife environments and its inhabitants, and support scholarships for environmental research.