October 5, 2017 – January 27, 2018
The Courtyard Gallery presents an exhibition of posters designed by Type Hike: a collaborative nonprofit design project that supports the outdoors through typography. Type Hike was born from the belief that all designers are obligated to use their talent and ability to make the world a better place. Created by David Rygiol and James Louis Walker, the project began in August of 2016 with a series of 60 designs celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. It now includes 3 unique series, focusing on national shorelines and recreation areas as well as endangered animals. All profits are donated to help protect and preserve the outdoors and its inhabitants.
The Type Hike exhibition will include an associated Designers’ Talk and Roundtable event on October 24 from 6-8pm in Art Building room 1.102, where eight Austin-based designers from the project come together to discuss their experiences working in Texas as well as their reflections on Type Hike and the importance of doing pro-bono design work for causes they believe in. Designers include John Coleman, Lauren Dickens, Jolie Durand, James Walker, Simon Walker, Steve Wolf and Keith Young.