classic Barker-Ewing logo revived

Vintage cap from Dick Barker’s collection. With help from Rachel Stevens and Dedicate, we have managed to replicate the artwork and bring it back to life.

How cool were scenic rafting trips in the late 1970s and early ’80s?

Wayyy cool.

And they still are — when floating the Snake in Grand Teton National Park.

After the passing of co-founder Dick Barker last summer, his family unearthed a few gems while cleaning out some 50 years of rafting memorabilia in his office. Among the salvaged treasures were a pair of caps bearing the above logo.

The graphic is so eye catching that it begged to be brought back. And thanks to the help of designer Rachel Stevens and Dedicate hatmaker Tommie Williams, the crew at Barker-Ewing Scenic Trips in Moose has done just that.

Dick Barker

The logo dates to the late ’70s or early ’80s, according to company staffers. But who designed and printed it remain a mystery. The one person who would know, of course, was Dick Barker.

If anyone has any information about the artwork, please let me know, and I’ll make sure to get a new cap your way.

After Barker’s death, many in the community wondered what would become of one of the longest-running rafting businesses in Jackson Hole. Dick’s family remains committed to upholding his legacy and keeping the company running strong on the stunning stretch of river he called home.


Posted under Art, Business, Sports

6 Comments so far

  1. pup August 13, 2013 8:35 pm

    Good thing you have the TC job to fall back on ’cause pushing hats only gets ya so far in JH. T-Shirts, that’s good money.

    Where’s the picture of the NEW hat? And did you put it on a shirt?

  2. Sweet hat August 14, 2013 10:02 am

    Nice hat. Where can I purchase one?

  3. Jim Stanford August 14, 2013 10:53 am

    Buy me a drink at Dornan’s, perhaps.

  4. Boat 1 Retired August 14, 2013 3:25 pm

    Ah yes – I remember seeing those around when I started floating for Barker-Ewing Scenic back in the summer of 1985.
    Now I’m nostalgic for my old home made Hawaiian shirts. Might have to break out the sewing machine again!
    Nice job Jim – look forward to sporting the “new” cap!

  5. joe August 15, 2013 3:09 pm

    i was on the Barker-Ewing brochure shot in the late 70′s by Jim Elder.

  6. speed steve August 20, 2013 3:44 pm

    Not as cool as your O.P.P hat…..yeah you know me……nevertheless, I want one please!

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