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CNN

National park images that make you go ‘wow’

(CNN Travel) — The first time Rob Decker visited a national park, he was 6. Yosemite National Park, with its towering sequoias, crystalline lakes and rugged Sierra Nevada mountains, already held both historical and personal significance for Decker…

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Perfect Focus

We turned to Colorado photographer Rob Decker, who studied under Ansel Adams and has launched a project shooting all of the national parks, for tips on composition, gear, and more….

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VIE Magazine

History and nature go hand in hand

Photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker revisits and re-creates the style of these iconic WPA posters through his unique and modern take on what has become a wholly American style of art….

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Sunset Magazine

Frame This: Must-Have National Park Art

Colorado-based photographer and graphic designer Rob Decker has been shooting the national parks since the ripe age of eight years old, on black and white film through the lens of his first Kodak. At nineteen, he apprenticed under the famed Ansel Adams in Yosemite, and has been capturing the magic of America’s landscapes ever since…

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Colorado Public Radio

A Colorado Photographer Walks In Footsteps Of Role Model, Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams had a huge influence on Robert Decker. When he was 19, Decker studied under the famous landscape photographer in Yosemite National Park. Decker now lives in Nederland. His latest endeavor is called “The National Park Poster Project,” a collection of retro-style posters for all 59 national parks. He hopes to finish the project by the end of the summer to commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. Decker spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

Listen to the Colorado Public Radio interview here…


Sierra Magazine

10 thoughtful gifts make earth day more festive

Colorado-based photographer and graphic designer Rob Decker studied under Ansel Adams, and has spent the past 50 years exploring and photographing “America’s best idea”—partly to raise awareness for the continued protection and operation of all national parks…

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Outside Magazine

The Best National Parks Posters: A new generation of classic national parks posters are frame-worthy

Rob Decker studied under Ansel Adams and in 1980 began taking his own composite photography of the parks. He adds WPA-style effects to give his versions a vintage look…

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5280 Magazine

Local Artist Recreates National Parks Posters for the Centennial

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. 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 Posters Project…

Read the full 5280 Magazine story here…


Cleveland Plain Dealer

Artist creating posters for every national park visits Cuyahoga Valley

Is it possible to capture America’s sprawling National Parks in a single image? Colorado-based artist Rob Decker is on a mission to create posters for every one of the 59 throughout the country as part of his National Park Poster project…

Read the full Cleveland Plain Dealer story here…


the dyrt

We’re obsessed with these vintage-style National Park posters

Rob Decker has been making memories in our national parks since he was six years old. Now he’s combining his passions for photography, graphic design, and national parks, to transfer those experiences into National Park posters, stylized after the Works Progress Administration era….

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Big Blend Radio

Big Blend Radio: National Park Posters by Photographer Robert Decker

For the past fifty years, Colorado photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker has traveled across the country, exploring and photographing the places that have inspired Americans for generations. Now he’s on a journey to create iconic images of all 60 national parks. Each reminiscent of the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s and 40s, his images are designed to celebrate our American heritage, and are available as posters, postcards and canvas prints…..

Listen the full Big Blend Radio interview here…


Colorado Country Life

An Iconic Look at our National Parks

For the past fifty years, Colorado photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker has traveled across the country, exploring and photographing the places that have inspired Americans for generations. Now he’s on a journey to create iconic images of all 60 national parks. Each reminiscent of the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s and 40s, his images are designed to celebrate our American heritage, and are available as posters, postcards and canvas prints…..

Read the full Colorado Country Life story here…


Popular Mechanics

The Forgotten History of Those Iconic National Parks Posters

The Works Projects Administration (WPA), originally the Works Progress Administration, was the largest and most ambitious agency in FDR’s New Deal. The WPA appropriated 6.7 percent of the country’s GDP in 1935—$4.9 billion—to hire millions of unemployed people for public works projects. WPA workers constructed buildings. They built roads and bridges across the nation. The agency also became a patron of the arts, hiring writers, musicians, painters, actors and directors for large scale artistic productions and programs.

And they made posters. Lots of posters…

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Coloradan

A Poster for Every Park

In the summer of 1979 Robert Decker (Comm’84) studied under Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. The life-changing experience united his emerging love of photography with his awe of America’s wild places…

Read the full story in the Coloradan here…


RV Life

This Artist Created Vintage-Style Posters For Every National Park

Rob Decker is a graphic artist and photographer who has spent over 50 years visiting the national parks in the U.S. When he was only 19 years old, he had the lucky opportunity to study under the renowned photographer Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. He’s now captured all of our country’s most iconic landscapes, from Delicate Arch in Utah to the wilderness in the Everglades, and designed them into original posters in the style of the historic WPA artwork from the 1930s and ’40s…

Read the full RV Life story here…


Good Nature Travel

National Park Poster Project: Q & A with Artist Rob Decker

A photographer and graphic artist living in Colorado, Rob Decker is working on creating WPA-style posters for all of our national parks. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with him about his national park poster project…

Read the full Good Nature Habitat interview here…


Rapid City Journal

Poster project captures beauty of nation’s parks

When Rob Decker was just a teen, he studied under famed nature photographer Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. It was a turning point for the 19-year-old. “I was a little awestruck,” Decker said. “It was the experience that solidified my love of the national parks and photography.”…

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Napa Valley Register

Artist creates a WPA-style National Parks series

The WPA-style artwork from photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker are featured in a series of National Park Posters, original prints by the Colorado-based photographer and graphic designer who, for the past 50 years, has been exploring and photographing America’s National Parks, from Arches National Park to the Lighthouse at Bass Harbor at Acadia National Park…

Read the full Napa Valley Register story here…


Sticker Giant

Sticker Giant Podcast

This week we welcome Rob Decker from National Park posters. He is the founder of the company as well as the artist creating the designs. All his posters are printed on recycled domestically produced materials and use nature friendly soy based inks. Along with the posters, his designs are available on larger artist canvases and as postcards. Now he has his first sticker, which we talk more about…

Listen to the Sticker Giant podcast here…


Luxury Travel Magazine

Original Iconic American National Parks Posters

For the past 50 years, Rob has been exploring and photographing America’s National Parks. And the WPA-style images he creates showcase some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes – the iconic Delicate Arch at Arches National Park, the Lighthouse at Bass Harbor at Acadia National Park, the Rugged Landscapes of Badlands National Park and many more! Rob is on a journey to create iconic images of all 60 National Parks – partly to raise awareness for the continued protection and operation of the parks and also to help establish the next generation of National Park supporters…

Read the Luxury Travel Magazine story here…


How One Man Created a Kickstarter Project to Recreate Classic WPA-Style National Park Posters

You’ve seen those incredible, iconic posters of national parks. The ones with the cool retro lettering and pastel colors. But did you know there were actually only 14 of these posters created for our national parks? Rob Decker, founder of National Park Posters, wants to change all that. His mission is to continue the legacy of documenting our beautiful national parks with the same motif started by artists working for the Works Progress Administration back in the 1930s…

Read The Park Catalog story here…


Fire Island News

National Parks Celebrated in Posters

Rob Decker is a photographer and graphic artist with a great big passion for the National Parks. He’s currently three years in on his National Park Poster Project to create posters and postcards of each National Park in the WPA style, popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s…

Read the full Fire Island News story here…


RVFTA.com

National Park Poster Giveaway

Check out these WPA style National Park Posters by artist Robert Decker…

Listen to the full RVFTA podcast here…


Seattleite

Celebrating our sacred land with beautiful wall art

Check out stunning National Park Posters that feature the WPA-style artwork of photographer/graphic artist Rob Decker. The Colorado-based talent, who studied under Ansel Adams in Yosemite when he was just 19, is now on a journey to create iconic images of all 60 National Parks…

Read the full Seattleite story here…


Richard Magazine

Photographer Rob Decker Creates Vintage-Inspired National Parks Posters

Rob Decker has a lifetime of passion for and knowledge about America’s National Parks. Now, he is turning his own 50+ year experiences of exploring and photographing the nation’s finest natural destinations into a special kind of art. Richard Magazine spoke with the photographer and graphic artist, who, in an effort to connect the next generation of park supporters with his own art and imagery, has created vibrant and beautiful artworks that pay tribute to these captivating places across the land…

Read the full story in Richard Magazine here…


Mad Art Lab

Get Into the Great Wide Open

This one’s a work in progress! Rob Decker has visited and photographed 43 of our 59 national parks. He then digitally transforms his composite HDR photos into posters reminiscent of the style created by the WPA. And you’ll want to see these photographic transformations… he studied under Ansel Adams!

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OutdoorX4

Renowned Photographer Rob Decker Creates New National Park Posters

Colorado-based photographer and graphic designer Rob Decker has recently released a new WPA-style series of National Park posters highlighting the grandeur of the 60 National Parks throughout the United States…

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National Parks Traveler

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