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National Parks Salvation

Posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Dave!Rather than focus on the hideous events from another tragic day in this country, I thought I'd search for something positive about the good ol' USA that doesn't fill me with overwhelming dread and embarrassment.

I didn't have to go far.

I recently got a notice that Rob Decker is having a killer sale through the month of August on his incredible US National Park posters. There are many people/companies creating these, but Rob's are my hands-down favorite (he studied under Ansel Adams!). He bases the designs on his own photography, and crafts them in the style of the old-time WPA Federal Art Project posters that were made in the 30's and 40's. They are magic...

Rob Decker National Parks Posters
Artwork © Rob Decker

Rob Decker National Parks Posters
Artwork © Rob Decker

Rob Decker National Parks Posters
Artwork © Rob Decker

All of these gorgeous 13×19 posters are signed/numbered limited editions and usually retail for $30 each (which is a total bargain)... but with his sale, you can pick them up for as low as $20 each!

Talk about something Americans can be proud of... our incredible 59 National Parks are national treasures and truly showcase America the Beautiful. I visit them whenever I can, and have plans to visit more in the near future. Here's my list with a check next to the park posters I own (click on a National Park to visit its Wikipedia Page)..

National Parks I've Visited (17) Planning to Visit 2017-2020 (10) Have Not Visited Yet (32)
Acadia Death Valley American Samoa
Arches Glacier Badlands
Bryce Canyon Joshua Tree Big Bend
Canyonlands Kings Canyon Biscayne
Capitol Reef Pinnacles Black Canyon
Crater Lake Sequoia Carlsbad Caverns
Everglades Shenandoah Channel Islands
Glacier Bay Wind Cave Congaree
Grand Canyon Yellowstone Cuyahoga Valley
Great Smoky Mountains Yosemite Denali
Haleakala   Dry Tortugas
Hawaii Volcanoes Gates of the Arctic
Mount Rainier Grand Teton
North Cascades Great Basin
Olympic Great Sand Dunes
Redwood Guadalupe Mountains
Zion Hot Springs
Isle Royale
Katmai
Kenai Fjords
Kobuk Valley
Lake Clark
Lassen Volcanic
Mammoth Cave
Mesa Verde
Petrified Forest
Rocky Mountain
Saguaro
Theodore Roosevelt
Virgin Islands
Voyageurs
Wrangell–​St. Elias

Just for fun, I mapped them all out in Google Maps here...

   
Rob plans on eventually releasing posters for all 59 National Parks, so hopefully Hawaii Volcanoes, North Cascades, and Redwood will be added to my collection soon!

In the meanwhile, I rearranged my stairwell wall so I can fit my recent purchases into my collection...

Dave's National Park Layout Stairwell

Annnnd... my wall is full now! As I visit more National Parks, I guess I'll have to add any new posters to  my office  the cat's room walls.

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Comments

  1. kapgar says:

    I’ve seen the Grand Canyon and the Badlands. I will take the Badlands any day.

  2. that’s awesome! our kids are collecting junior ranger patches from as many as they can visit, and then deb sews them onto a canvas backpack they each have. it’s pretty cool.

  3. America’s national parks are stunning. You have an amazingly beautiful country. And I’ve even been to quite a few of them that you haven’t 🙂

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