Book Reviews & Feedback
Learn more about the book: Rediscovering the WPA Poster Art of our National Parks
Poster & Art Feedback
I saw your prints at Denali….loved them so much, great idea to rekindle
this beautiful art, and to do this so well.
On behalf of the Department of the Interior, I want to thank you for your generous donations of original design and reproduction serigraph prints to the Office of the Secretary Art Collection. This set is a wonderful addition to the Collection through the Art-In-Office Program. It is through donations such as yours, especially by the nature of your artwork, that we are reminded how the work we do affects the public. Your commitment to preserving our shared history is admirable. Knowledge of these Work Projects Administration (WPA) poster designs would certainly be greatly diminished had you not become interested in them back in 1973. The National Park Service and United States Travel Bureau serigraphs that you create have enhanced the legacy of this onetime WPA Project. The Department appreciates your efforts and we look forward to seeing your future designs.
I am originally from Palmer, Alaska and I have always had a connection to the State, even though I live in Washington full time now. I saw the Mount McKinley print at Ranger Doug and I fell in love! I ordered it and the print is so stunning in person. It has beautiful blended colors and is so beautiful. This blending technique allows my print to be completely unique and entirely special to me. Thank you so much Ranger Doug! I love it. I do wish that they were signed and editioned by the printer…that would be nice
Love your work!
How about Mammoth Cave NP?
Thank you for doing what you do. Your work is beautiful and I enjoy my
What a national treasure the original posters are – it’s amazing they languished in obscurity for so many years! The efforts you’ve made to recover these posters – and to make them available to the public again – are wonderful. And the creation of new posters in the grand style is a marvelous tribute to the originals. My wife and I have small children and are just beginning to plan a series of visits to the National Parks with them – just as our parents did with us when we were young. These posters will be wonderful inspirations now – and later mementos of – those trips! Keep ’em coming!
I discovered your posters several years ago on a tip to a national park (Grand Canyon I think). I just wanted to give you a big thank you for all the work to restore these old posters and bring them back to life. Every time I go to a park, I collect the poster of the park I visit. I’ve got about 6 now and have 3 more to order soon (stopped trying to carry them out with me when I travel so they don’t get damaged)!
My mom used to work for the Forestry Service as a graphic illustrator so these remind me of her time there and my time visiting her at the office as a small child and seeing Smoky the Bear and Woodsy the Owl!
Anyway, just wanted to pop a quick note to you so you know how much they are appreciated!
I love your work. I unknowingly bought the B&N calender back in 2009 and tonight I dug it out of my basement. I could never get rid of it because I still love the art work and tonight I refreshed my memory of the story behind it. I was thrilled to find your web page and even more so about the poster I had not yet seen. I lived in Florida for a few years and was pleasantly surprised to see the Everglades National Park….. They are all so beautiful!