The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series Celebrates 100 Years of National Parks

 

 

On any given day in July a mini-van is driving down US Highway 212, south from Montana into Wyoming. The mini-van, we could guess, is occupied thusly — father, mother, two children. Maybe a dog or grandmother. Ice chest. Tent. Sleeping bags. The family will take the road until they enter Yellowstone National Park. This will be repeated by thousands of other vehicles all over the country — the summer road trip.

In the early 1990s my own family took a 1987 Dodge Ram on the road each summer, two to three weeks at a time. Camping at National Parks and smaller monuments and sites along the way. This memory immediately rushed back when I saw the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, a project started by JP Boneyard of The National Poster Retrospecticus.

The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series releases screenprinted posters for each National Park to inspire visits to our natural wonders. Boneyard is taking a unique approach in the world of posters by releasing each screenprint as an 18″ x 24″ open edition, ensuring all park enthusiasts will have access to the posters as well as limited edition versions to satisfy the print collector set.

2016 marks the centennial of then president Woodrow Wilson signing the 1916 National Park Service Organic Act that created the National Park Service, the agency entrusted with conserving designated expanses of country, making the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series a timely project.

 

The ETDC Interview with Fifty-Nine Parks’ JP Boneyard is available to read from Print Magazine HERE 

 

 

Fifty-Nine Parks Logo designed by Curtis Jinkins

Fifty-Nine Parks Logo designed by Curtis Jinkins

 

'Zion National Park' (24" x 32" Limited Edition of 125) by Dan McCarthy

‘Zion National Park’ (24″ x 32″ Limited Edition of 125) by Dan McCarthy for The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series

 

‘Zion National Park’ by Dan McCarthy

24″ x 32″ Screenprint

Limited Edition of 125

$100

 

'Zion National Park' (Open Edition Version) by Dan McCarthy

‘Zion National Park’ (Open Edition Version) by Dan McCarthy for The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series

 

‘Zion National Park’ by Dan McCarthy

18″ x 24″ Screenprint

Open Edition

$40

 

'Grand Teton National Park' by Eric Nyffeler for The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series

‘Grand Teton National Park’ by Eric Nyffeler for The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series

 

Grand Teton National Park’ by Eric Nyffeler

18″ x 24″ Screenprint

Open Edition

$40

 

'Biscayne National Park' by Justin Santora for The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series

‘Biscayne National Park’ by Justin Santora for The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series

 

‘Biscayne National Park’ by Justin Santora

18″ x 24″ Screenprint

Open Edition

$40

 

 

The ETDC Interview with Fifty-Nine Parks’ JP Boneyard is available to read from Print Magazine HERE 

 

 

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