About Big Bend National Park
Established in 1944, Big Bend National Park is located in a remote part of Southern Texas and borders Mexico along 118 miles of the Rio Grande. It protects the Chihuahuan Desert that contains more than 1,200 plant species, 450 species of birds, 56 reptile species and 75 species of animals. The park covers more than 800,000 acres and is home to an abundant variety of Cretaceous and Cenozoic fossils.
About the Big Bend National Park Poster
The Big Bend National Park Poster measures 13″ x 19″ and is an original work by Robert Decker. The poster is based on a photograph he took from the middle of the Rio Grande at Santa Elena Canyon. The posters are printed on “Conservation,” a 100% recycled, domestically produced (80 lb.) paper stock with soy-based inks. From start to finish, each poster is 100% American Made.
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Big Bend National Park Artist Proofs
Artist Proofs are the first 25 posters pulled from each print run. They are numbered 1-25, and are dated and signed. Each print features the color bars used by the pressman to make sure that the print stays registered and colors stay consistent throughout the print run. Posters are 13″ x 20″.
Big Bend National Park Canvas Prints
Printed on superior-quality, artist-grade canvas, designed for museum display and gallery exhibitions. This 350 gsm, acid-free canvas has a tight, natural weave which maximizes image quality, while also revealing the texture of an artist’s canvas. Canvas prints are available in two sizes: 16″ x 24″ and 24″ x 36″, are shipped free and are ready to hang.
About the Artist
Photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker studied photography with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park during the summer of 1979. The experience solidified his love of photography and our National Parks. Now he is on a journey to photograph and create iconic WPA-style posters of all 59 major national parks as we celebrate the next 100 years of the National Park Service.
“I’m trying to make a difference by giving back to the amazing organizations that support our National Parks. I donate 10% of annual profits, so when you buy one of these original works, you’re helping these trusts, conservancies and associations, too. I feel that it’s important to protect America’s special places, and to connect people with nature. And it’s up to all of us to pitch in. Perhaps more importantly, we need to inspire the next generation of park stewards.”
Robert B. Decker retains the sole copyright of the original Big Bend National Park poster image. Any unauthorized reproduction violates international copyright law.
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