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. Originally produced between 1938 and 1941, these sixteen (the fourteen printed in Berkeley CA plus two See America prints printed in 1935 in NYC) stunning historical national park posters have been painstakingly restored, one screen at a time and are now offered again as screened prints.
A short documentary film about printmaking, national parks, and the future of our natural spaces.
Directed by Claire Burke & Sanjana Sekhar
Produced by Claire Burke
Cinematography by Claire Burke & Sanjana Sekhar
Copyright Burke & Sekhar 2019