Art for Armchair Travelers
Here's an inexpensive way to decorate your walls
Breathtaking vistas, awe-inspiring rock formations, and redwoods that kiss the sky—it’s no wonder the majestic imagery in these 1930s WPA posters sparks wanderlust. Originally designed to promote tourism, they are celebrated today for their artistry.
To create this display, we downloaded three images from the Library of Congress onto a zip drive and asked a copy shop to enlarge them to fit two standard-size frames (18 by 24 inches and 12 by 18 inches) and mats. Craft stores sell frames for as little as $10, or splurge on a custom job—the art, after all, was practically free.
It’s an eye-catching way to document vacations or that cross-country trip you plan to take, not to mention celebrate 2016's 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.