Using the Templates
- Using a Design System
- Getting Started
- The Grid
- Choosing & Using Illustrations
- Care & Upkeep
- Using the Templates
Software templates for park newspapers, rack cards, site bulletins, and posters are available on the NPS Graphic Identity webpage. They are prepared for Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. The files are provided as IDML files (InDesign Markup Language) which can be opened in CS4 or later. Dowload the templates
The templates come with a title band, NPS arrowhead, titles and text paragraph styles and text and graphic frames in place. A baseline grid helps with correct spacing of elements. Directions are printed in red. They are for your reference but should be deleted before being sent to the printer.
We recommend that you prepare a basic template for your park, with park name and designation, and save it for each new publication so you don't have to start from the beginning each time.
The arrowhead file is embedded into the InDesign template so you do not need to link the file or provide it to the printer as a separate graphic.
The National Park Foundation has two registered trademarks and three marks where it has a registration pending. To protect each of these marks, we use the ™ and ® symbols. For the registered marks, you should be sure to use the ® symbol with both PARKS AS CLASSROOMS and PARK FLIGHT. With the three pending marks, you should use the ™ symbol—AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE FUND, EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA, and GOPARKS.