Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vintage U.S. Parks Posters

Check SpellingNational Geographic has put up a little archive of vintage national parks posters. Its pretty amazing now modern some of the posters look. I can Definitely can see how they have influenced modern design.

From the site:
Created in the mid-1930s in response to the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration and its Federal Arts Project were focused in part on providing artwork for public buildings while assisting struggling artists. Artists were tasked with creating posters that promoted the landscapes and wildlife of America’s parks. The program ended in 1943, and the largest collection of WPA-era prints—including the selection in this gallery—is now in the Library of Congress.

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