Promotional park posters for climate change
In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed thousands of men in construction and maintenance of roads, trails, and other facilities and amenities throughout America's national park system. Following these efforts, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) employed numerous artists to design travel posters to help inform and attract the public to visit the parks. Between 1938 and 1941, 14 hand silkscreened promotional posters for some of the most iconic American national parks were designed. Printed, and distributed. Today, an artist used the style of these Depression-era posters to launch a series illustrating the potential damage to our national parks from climate change.
By Melissa Breyer
April 12, 2017