The Best National Parks Posters
A new generation of classic national parks posters are frame-worthy
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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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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
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
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
A company called Ranger Doug has been silkscreening reproductions from the original templates since 1993. $40