If you love fonts or US National Parks (or both), you’re in luck — you can download the typeface found on park signs for free.
The iconic all-caps lettering used by the US National Park Service wasn’t originally a typeface, reports Fast Company. Signs are made using a router that chisels directly into the wood.
Designer and University of Kansas professor Jeremy Shellhorn was working in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2013, where he had students in his Design Outside Studio class make rubbings of the signs to create a digital typeface.
To download the typeface, visit the project’s website. The .zip folder includes four .otf files in different weights: Thin, regular, outline and heavy. Each font weight has capital letters, lowercase letters and numerals.
To install on macOS, double-click each file. When your font installer opens, hit the Install Font button, which will add the font to your font book. On Windows, right-click on the font file and click Install or drag and drop into your Fonts folder in your Control Panel > Appearance and Personalisation.
The download is free, but the website accepts small donations for future projects.
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