Stunning National Park Posters


The Sierra Range – full size

In the course of my work as a government documents librarian I came across these amazing National Parks posters in the University of Iowa Digital Library. Apparently back in the 80s, the U.S. National Park Service commissioned the artist Charley Harper to produce 7 separate images for promotional posters advertising some of the country’s less well-known parks. One very savvy gov docs librarian in Iowa City discovered these foldout posters and had them included them in the Iowa’s U.S. Government Posters digital collection. The files are available in super-high resolutions and are free from copy right restrictions. Below are links to each of the posters in the UI Digital Library:

Atlantic Barrier Islands

Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska

Hawaii volcanoes

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

The Alpine Northwest

The Coral Reef