The Best National Parks Posters

A new generation of classic national parks posters are frame-worthy

Hang your favorite national parks on your wall. (Doug Leen/Rob Decker)

In the 1930s and 1940s, the Works Projects Administration commissioned iconic posters of 14 national parks. You can’t afford the originals, but a new generation of artists have been inspired by the classics. 

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Go Retro

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Click to enlarge. (Rob Decker)

Rob Decker studied under Ansel Adams and in 1980 began taking his own composite photography of the parks. He adds WPA-style effects to give his versions a vintage look. $30

Practical, Too!

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Click to enlarge. (Muir Way)

Jared Prince has been scanning and retouching original USGS maps of 17 parks since 2014. They’re antique looking but have a richer color palette. $59

The New WPA

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Click to enlarge. (Tracy Nguyen)

In 2014, Max Slavkin and Aaron Perry-Zucker partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to commission new posters via the See America Project. $25

Authenticity Is Everything

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Click to enlarge. (Doug Leen)

A company called Ranger Doug has been silkscreening reproductions from the original templates since 1993. $40

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