"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wild life are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people...The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." -Franklin Roosevelt
In the 1930's, as part of the New Deal efforts to put artists to work, our government commissioned posters to showcase the country's most stunning natural features under the banner: "See America." These iconic images put thousands of artists to work, helped link our natural landscape with our American identity, and live on nearly 100 years later as celebrated works of art. But there are hundreds more parks deserving of beautiful artwork to bring the great outdoors and our country's history to a new generation. That's why we're launching a crowdsourced campaign seeking new "See America" posters highlighting the beauty of our natural landscape and historic sites in all 50 states.
Contribute a design depicting your favorite park or natural landmark, the list below should get you started but is only a jumping off point - any landmark, monument or preserved area on the local, state, or federal level are acceptable! "See America" is a project of The Creative Action Network, in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association, and Posters For The People. Exhibitions are being planned across the country.
Proceeds from this campaign support National Parks Conservation Association, the independent, nonpartisan voice working to strengthen and protect our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage.
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