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Black Friday Savings; National Parks Typography Poster FREE!

59 National Parks Typography Poster

#BlackFriday is November 25! But if you use the coupon code: BlackFriday — you’ll get the National Parks Typography poster absolutely FREE when your order any posters, collections or Artist Proofs at www.national-park-posters.com.

The National Parks Typography poster features the names of all 59 National Parks. And the poster celebrates the National Park Service Centennial — the seal reads “100th Anniversary” and “1916-2016”.

Choose from some of the more popular parks, like Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone & Yosemite…

Or from some of the newest offerings, like Cuyahoga Valley, Mammoth Cave, Sequoia, Kings Canyon & Pinnacles…

Use the coupon code: BlackFriday and you’ll get the National Parks Typography poster absolutely FREE when you order any posters, collections or Artist Proofs at www.national-park-posters.com.

No need to wait until #BlackFriday. Get posters of your favorite parks and the FREE National Parks Typography poster right now! Just use coupon code: BlackFriday at: www.national-park-posters.com

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Celebrating the Wright Brothers, Dayton and the History of Aviation!

This week, we celebrate the anniversary of the The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which was was opened on October 16th, 1992.

Last week I visited the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, and was fortunate enough to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the old Wright Company factory, where the Wright brothers produced approximately 120 airplanes in 13 different models. It’s amazing the factory buildings still stand after more than 100 years, and they have gone through many transitions as other companies in the aviation and automotive industries have retrofitted and used them for their operations.

The Wright Company factory is closed to the public now…but work is underway to open it to visitors as a unit of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and his brother Orville (1871-1948) built their first experimental airplanes in the back of their bicycle shop at 1127 W. Third St. They formed the Wright Company in November 1909. The company operated briefly in rented space until Building 1 was completed in 1910. Building 2 was erected in 1911.

The Wright Company factory was the first in America built for the purpose of manufacturing airplanes. Once restored and open to the public, the factory will complete the story of the Wright brothers’ invention, development and commercialization of the airplane in Dayton.

If you’re interested in the Wright Brothers, Aviation, Dayton and/or the National Parks, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter at:

www.national-park-posters.com

and you’ll be the first to know when new posters are released. And, there will be a new poster for the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Site! So stay tuned…

The images here show what the site looks like today (black & white photos) and a couple of renderings of what the new facility will look like!

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The National Park Poster Project featured in 5280 — Denver’s Mile High Magazine

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Daliah Singer, Senior Editor at 5280 Magazine. Today, her article — Local Artist Recreates National Parks Posters for the Centennial — about The National Park Poster Project appeared on 5280.com.


Here’s a sneak peek…

Bring the trails home with you, thanks to Longmont-based artist Rob Decker’s National Park Poster Project.

BY DALIAH SINGER, SENIOR EDITOR, 5280 MAGAZINE
AUGUST 4 2016, 12:05 PM

Arches National Park - Rocky Mountain National Park

Rob Decker’s national park posters are nostalgia at its best.
—Photos courtesy of the artist

You don’t have to visit a national park this month in order to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday—though we’ll jump at any reason to explore Colorado’s great outdoors. (Find some inspiration with our two-minute guide to the Centennial State’s national parks and this national parks road-trip map.) But if you simply can’t make it to the trails, you can still bring them home with you thanks to Longmont-based artist Rob Decker’s National Park Poster Project.


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Hot Springs National Park Posters Features Historic Bathhouse Row

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park was first called Hot Springs Reservation — and was initially created by an act of Congress on April 20, 1832 — even before the concept of a national park existed. It was the first time that a piece of land had been set aside by the federal government for the people as an area for recreation. For centuries, the hot spring water was believed to possess medicinal properties — and the subject of legend among several Native American tribes. Following federal protection, the city developed into a successful spa town and has been home to Major League Baseball spring training, illegal gambling, speakeasies and gangsters such as Al Capone, horse racing at Oaklawn Park, the Army and Navy Hospital, and 42nd President Bill Clinton.

The park includes portions of downtown Hot Springs, making it one of the most accessible national parks. Bathing in spring water is available in approved facilities and the entire Bathhouse Row area is designated as a National Historic Landmark District. It contains the grandest collection of bathhouses of its kind in North America, including many outstanding examples of Gilded Age architecture. The row’s Fordyce Bathhouse serves as the park’s visitor center and Buckstaff and Quapaw still operate as bathhouses.

I’ve just released the Hot Springs National Park poster, which features Historic Bathhouse Row, and I wanted you to know about this early release offer!

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Crater Lake National Park Posters Released Today!

Crater Lake National Park

If you’ve been to Crater Lake, you know that the color of the water is indescribable, unless of course, you say it’s bluer than blue! What an amazing place, and one of the most beautiful National Parks I’ve been lucky enough to visit! The Crater Lake National Park Posters feature the beautiful blue waters and Wizard Island.

Crater Lake was formed when Mount Mazama — a 12,000 ft. tall volcano exploded and left virtually nothing behind. Eventually, the old caldera filled with snow melt and rainwater, making it some of the purest and most pristine water on the planet.

Earlier this month, I spent several days at Crater Lake…just before the main summer season. Not all of the facilities — including the boat tours and rim drive tours — were open for business. But it also meant it wasn’t crowded! I took some great photos video and will be posting pictures and time lapses, so keep an eye out for that.

But the important news of the day is that I literally just got back from the printer – today – with the new Crater Lake National Park poster!

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National Park Service Loses Early Battle over Yosemite National Park’s Trademarked Names

Yosemite National Park

As you may have read, The National Park Service lost an early legal battle over Yosemite National Park’s trademarked names.

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Last week, the federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board put the park service’s request to cancel certain Yosemite-area trademarks on hold.

In a procedural move that might shape the final outcome, the board’s decision led to a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge rejecting the park service’s request to postpone consideration of a legal challenge by the previous concessionaire, Delaware North Corporation (DNC).

DNC, which managed Yosemite’s major lodging and recreation concessions until March 1st of this year, secured trademark protection for some popular Yosemite-area names.

The National Park Service, however, has renamed these properties and the Ahwahnee will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, and Curry Village will become Half Dome Village. The Yosemite Lodge at the Falls will turn into Yosemite Valley Lodge; Wawona Hotel will become Big Trees Lodge; and Badger Pass Ski Area will be called Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area.

And we may not be able to call Yosemite National Park by that name either!!!

I’m not sure how long I will be able to offer the WPA-style poster that bears the name Yosemite National Park. I’ve heard some estimates that say it may take two years to get this resolved. But there’s no telling what the outcome might be.

So, if you’ve been thinking about the Yosemite National Park poster, I’d encourage you to take a second look before they are sold out.

There are fewer than 100 Limited Edition prints remaining…and I am not sure when, or if, I will be able to reprint.

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Celebrate Glacier National Park’s 106th Birthday — May 11th!

Glacier National Park

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with the Glacier Conservancy — and have donated Glacier National Park posters and postcards for their annual Backpackers Ball — to be held on August 6th, 2016 — to help in their fund raising efforts and supporting their initiatives.

Glacier National Park - Backpackers Ball Certificate of Appreciation

Today is a great day to celebrate Glacier National Park and its 1,583 square miles of wilderness! With more than 700 miles of trails, 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals, it’s one of the few places on earth where you can experience pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes — the “Crown of the Continent”.

Glacier National Park

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Help Support Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

If you’re a Shenandoah National Park fan, you’ve no doubt heard that the park is facing critical challenges this week.

Read on to learn how I will donate 25% of proceeds to help support Shenandoah National Park and how you can save 25% OFF all of your favorite park posters with coupon code SHEN2016.

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Park staff along with the Virginia Department of Forestry are actively managing the Rocky Mountain Fire burning in Shenandoah National Park. Since yesterday, the total fire acres have grown to approximately 7,900.

While these incidents are difficult, they also highlight the amazing men and women – including staff, rangers, and volunteers – who work hard each day to protect this place we love.

As we celebrate Earth Day, National Park Week and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service — and in an effort to support Shenandoah National Park — I will donate 25% of proceeds from sales from ANY National Park Poster, Collection or Artist Proof when you use the coupon code SHEN2016.

AND, this coupon code will save you 25% OFF your entire purchase — so it’s a win-win for everyone.

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Glacier National Park Centennial Edition & Artist Proofs

Just in time for National Park Week!

If you’re a fan of Glacier National Park, you’ll want to know about that the Glacier National Park Centennial Edition poster is now available! Each print is numbered, signed and dated — 2016 for our Centennial Year Celebration!

Glacier National Park Artist Proof

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Artist Proofs are also available. These prints are the first 20 pulled from the press run, and include the pressman’s color bars at the bottom of the print. The color bars are used to make sure the colors and registration stays perfect throughout the printing process. These Limited Editions are dated, signed and numbered 1-20/20 and include the special “AP” symbol designating them as Artist Proofs.

Click Here – Learn how you can save 25% OFF these Limited Edition prints!

So What Is National Park Week?

Each spring, the National Park Service invites everyone to join in on America’s largest celebration of national heritage and celebrate all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer during National Park Week, April 16 – 24. In honor of the National Park Service Centennial this year, all parks are offering free admission the entire week. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea — the national parks! From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes, to vibrant culture and rich history, our National Park System has something for everyone. And, it’s all free in your national parks this coming week.

GET ALL THE NATIONAL PARK WEEK SPECIAL DETAILS HERE

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It’s National Park Week!!!

So What Is National Park Week?

Each spring, the National Park Service invites everyone to join in on America’s largest celebration of national heritage and celebrate all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer during National Park Week, April 16 – 24. In honor of the National Park Service Centennial this year, all parks are offering free admission the entire week. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea — the national parks! From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes, to vibrant culture and rich history, our National Park System has something for everyone. And, it’s all free in your national parks this coming week.

What Better Way to Celebrate National Park Week than with FREE STUFF?

National Park Week starts Saturday, April 16th, but you can get in on the action early, save 25% AND get the Worth Protecting poster and the America’s National Park map free!

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Check out these four great ways to save…and get free stuff!

  • FIRST >>> SAVE 25% on EVERY POSTER, COLLECTION or ARTIST PROOF
  • SECOND >>> GET THE “AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS” MAP FREE
  • THIRD >>> GET THE “WORTH PROTECTING” POSTER FREE
  • FOURTH >>> FREE EXPEDITED SHIPPING UPGRADE

NOTE: The Coupon Code is only valid through the end of National Parks Week (while supplies last!), and can only be used for Single Posters, Collections and Artist Proofs (postcards are excluded).

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