AIGA Louisville is proud to partner with University of Louisville's Hite Art Institute to bring together Type Hike co-founder Jim Walker and contributors Meena Khalili, assistant professor at Hite Art Institute, and Nashville letterer Jenny Lee for a designer's panel discussion on the nationally acclaimed project.
Type Hike is a collection of artistic posters that celebrate the National Park Service to Schneider Hall Galleries Aug. 18-Sept. 22.
Designers David Rygiol and James Louis Walker created the project last year to promote and raise money for national parks during its centennial celebration. They invited graphic artists from across the country to submit a poster for each national park.
The resulting 60 posters reflected each park’s unique landscape through highly stylized typography.
Khalili’s Lassen Park poster
Proceeds from print sales have raised thousands of dollars for the National Park Service at a time when federal funding has been cut.
Type Hike has been exhibited in galleries across the country, added to the permanent collection of the Library of Congress and received considerable national media attention.
The project recently expanded to include the National Park Services’ protected sea and lakeshores and endangered species.
Type Hike Panel Discussion
UofL Hite Art Institute in the Schneider Hall Gallery
6pm Social Hour | 7pm Panel Discussion
$5 Members, $8 Non-Members, UofL Students and Staff Free
Seating is limited; if you are a UofL student or faculty we ask that you please register for the free ticket option to secure your spot.