August 27, 2016

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Bianca Ng

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Vintage National Parks Posters: Happy 100th Birthday!

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Earlier this week, the U.S. National Park Service celebrated 100 years. The National Park Service has been protecting America’s national parks so that millions of people can embrace nature with family, friends, or by themselves. There is no denying the health benefits of spending quality time with nature. In a scientific …

Earlier this week, the U.S. National Park Service celebrated 100 years. The National Park Service has been protecting America’s national parks so that millions of people can embrace nature with family, friends, or by themselves. There is no denying the health benefits of spending quality time with nature. In a scientific study seen in The New York Times, it showed that taking a walk surrounded by trees without distractions instantly boosts your mood. The next time you’re feeling distressed, head over to a park.

But something else within us shifts when we are confronted with a mountain that is larger than life. Mother nature makes us feel small and insignificant. It’s no wonder that nature has been such an incredible source of inspiration for creativity. In the 1930s-1940s, during the Works Progress Administration established by F.D.R., the Federal Government rallied creatives to design millions of posters. The playful color palette and simple strokes were a completely different way to capture the beauty of the parks. Today, designs and illustrations are still being influenced by this abstract style. Here are some of the original vintage national parks posters to celebrate.

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new york branding sports graphic design company

new york branding sports graphic design company

new york branding sports graphic design company

new york branding sports graphic design company

new york branding sports graphic design company

Stop by any national parks on September 24th for National Public Lands Day or November 11th for Veterans Day for free admission.

Image credits: theCavenderdiary

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