YOU’VE SEEN THE POSTERS–NOW HERE’S THE BOOK!
Book tour/book signings schedule.
- December 16: Valley Bookstore, 140 E. Broadway Avenue, Jackson Wyoming 83001 10am-1pm.
- December 20: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 209 E. 500 S. Salt Lake City, Utah from 2pm-4pm
- February 11, Open House at 7044 N. Chimney Rock Pl., Tucson AZ 85718. 2pm-4pm.
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Read the complete history here…
Between 1935 and 1943 the WPA’s Federal Art Project printed over two million posters in 35,000 different designs to stir the public’s imagination for education, theater, health, safety, and travel. Due to their fragile nature only two thousand posters have survived to this day; less than one tenth of one percent!
Ranger Doug’s Enterprises is the only source for faithful reproductions of WPA National Park serigraphed posters. Only 14 park designs were originally produced between 1938 and 1941 in Berkeley California–with only 100 copies made for a total of 1400 prints. Then WWII terminated the program and after the war, they were forgotten. A chance discovery in 1970 lead (then) ranger Doug Leen on a mission, taking over 30 years, to find out the extent of this set and rescue what was left, Today only 40 of these 1400 have surfaced. In 1992, a laborious mission to restore this set began–one screen at a time and are again offered as original hand-made serigraphs. Due to the immediate popularity of reintroducing this unique art, many National Parks have commissioned Ranger Doug to continue this series with contemporary designs “in the style” the WPA. We now publish a total of 62 park designs with more planned.
Our images are also offered as note cards and postcards. In addition to the poster images, we have restored the 12 historic window stickers known as “Zoo Stickers” named so because of an animal featured on each. We now offer ten historic stickers (1920-40s) and 23 contemporary sticker designs in this style covering 45 parks and monuments.