Hawaii National Park

“Between 1935 and 1943 the Works Progress Administration’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. This contemporary design illustrates many of the WPA-era posters, including those of our National Parks.” And so, alas, it’s not a reproduction of an authentic WPA poster, but it did fool me. This brilliant re-creation is by Doug Leen and Brian Maebius.

This card comes from Marsha, who bought this card in Hawaii in January, and mailed it to me from Wisconsin in February.

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8 Responses

  1. postcardy says:

    I love the old poster designs.

  2. Linda says:

    I visited this particular site more than 10 years ago. Spooky and beautiful. Well done interpretation of WPA era –colors and typeface make it appear vintage.

  3. I love the colors! The old poster images are great! Thanks for sharing the history behind the card–very interesting and informative! I wish for you a very happy PFF Day!

    Thanks, Kymberly

  4. Christine says:

    It’s eerie in a wonderful way.

  5. Snap says:

    I love old poster designs. They knew how to do it! Great card from a place I love!

  6. viridian61 says:

    So it’s a re-creation. Well they did a fantastic job. I was about to write “they just don’t make posters like they used to” :-)

  7. steviewren says:

    I’m a big fan of this type of graphic card. The use of color and design are fantastic.

  8. Sheila says:

    I love that card! I think I may even like it better than the real thing. :o

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