Appalachian Trail by Annie Riker

Design By:
Annie Riker

Annie Riker is an artist and designer who loves exploring mountains, forests, coffee shops, and the unknown. She’s the former Creative Director of National Parks Conservation Association. She works from her home studio and lives with her husband and son in beautiful Asheville, NC.


See her latest work on Instagram at @annieriker

 

Annie Riker
Design By:
Annie Riker

Annie Riker is an artist and designer who loves exploring mountains, forests, coffee shops, and the unknown. She’s the former Creative Director of National Parks Conservation Association. She works from her home studio and lives with her husband and son in beautiful Asheville, NC.


See her latest work on Instagram at @annieriker

 

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:
Proceeds 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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Artist Statement

Max Patch, a stretch of mountain meadow along the Appalachian Trail, was the first hike we did as a family after moving to Asheville, NC. It’s about an hour drive from our house to the trailhead, and a short hike up the mountain. We strapped on our baby carrier and headed up without much expectation, other than hearing a few folks say “it’s really nice up there.” That was certainly an understatement. It was fall, so the colors of the trees below us looked like a beautiful patchwork quilt. And the 360-degree views of mountains all around were incredible. We sat up there for hours nibbling on the fruit and crackers we had packed while watching kids with kites and a few Appalachian Trail thru-hikers pass by. The beautiful views and that on-top-of-the-world feeling was something I wanted to capture in creating this poster. - Annie Riker