National Parks of Colorado
- Size: 13” x 19”
- Paper stock: “Conservation” 100% Recycled. 100% American Made.
- Ink: Soy/Vegetable Based
- Artist: Robert B. Decker
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Title: “National Parks of Colorado”
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison
- Great Sand Dunes
- Mesa Verde
- Rocky Mountain (Cub Lake)
All prints are Signed & Dated
The Artist's signature on these prints attests that he has personally inspected, numbered and approved and signed each print and further verifies that no unsigned or unnumbered copies within the limited edition are known to exist.
The Colorado National Parks Poster Collection are original works created, numbered, signed and dated by the artist. The poster are created in the style of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), when — in the 1930s and 1940s — the Federal Government commissioned hundreds of artists to create thousands of poster designs for public exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, health, safety and educational programs, nature and travel. By the end of the WPA era, only 26 National Parks had been established and only 14 parks had posters created for them.
Photographer and graphic artist, Robert B. Decker, studied photography with Ansel Adams in the summer of 1979 in Yosemite National Park when he was just 19…an experience that solidified his love of photography and our National Parks. Now he is on a journey to photograph and create iconic WPA-style posters of all our major national parks as we look forward to the next 100 years of the National Park Service.
The sole copyright of the original image is retained by the Artist, Robert B. Decker. Any unauthorized reproduction is a violation of international copyright law.
Artist Proofs are the first 25 posters pulled from each print run. They are numbered 1-25, and are dated and signed. Each Artist Proof features the color bars used by the pressman to make sure that the print stays registered and colors stay consistent throughout the print run. Artist Proofs are 13" x 20".
Printed on superior-quality, artist-grade canvas, designed for museum display and gallery exhibitions. This 350 gsm, acid-free canvas has a tight, natural weave which maximizes image quality, while also revealing the texture of an artist's canvas. Canvas posters are available in three sizes: 16″ x 24″, 20" x 30" and 24″ x 36″, are shipped free and are ready to hang.
Photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker studied photography with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park during the summer of 1979. The experience solidified his love of photography and our National Parks. Now he is on a journey to photograph and create iconic WPA-style posters of all our major national parks as we celebrate the next 100 years of the National Park Service.
"I feel that it’s important to protect America’s special places, and to connect people with nature. And it’s up to all of us to pitch in. Perhaps more importantly, we need to inspire the next generation of park stewards. I’m trying to make a difference by giving back to the amazing organizations that support our National Parks. I donate 10% of annual profits, so when you buy one of these original works, you're helping these trusts, conservancies and associations, too."
By creating these iconic images, I hope to help generate awareness — not only of the grandeur of these amazing places — but also for the need of continued protection and operation of the parks. I think that everyone — now and in the future — should have a chance to enjoy the often-fascinating and always awe-inspiring majesty of our National Parks.
Standard Shipping is USPS First Class Mail, and posters are shipped rolled in a 18" square mailing tube.
2-Day Shipping is FedEx 2Day, and posters are shipped flat in a 17" x 21", kraft mailer, with cardboard inserts for added protection.
Postcard orders are shipped in a protective bubble mailer.
Orders are typically shipped the same day, or within one business day of purchase.
Customers are provided with a USPS or FedEx Tracking Number to track their orders.
There are no in-store pick up options at this time.
Mailing tubes and flat mailers are recyclable, and I encourage you to recycle these materials.