Over 75 years after the government first commissioned posters to showcase the country’s most stunning natural features under the banner: “See America,” The Creative Action Network (CAN) has set out to do it again by launching a new version of See America, a crowdsourced art campaign, enlisting artists from all 50 states to create a collection of artwork celebrating our national parks and other treasured sites.
With the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service approaching in 2016 and the continued threat of budget cuts today, Creative Action Network put out a call to its community of artists and designers around the world to create a new collection of See America posters for a new generation. The posters will highlight natural, cultural and historic sites across the country depicting our shared history and encouraging individuals to reconnect with these places. CAN has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), who stepped up to sponsor and support See America.
This new collection of See America posters will be on display in a special exhibition at the Department of Interior Museum in DC. The exhibition is scheduled to run from July 28 through October 18, 2014. For more click here.
Yosemite National Park by Alyssa Winans
The Mittens, Monument Valley by Brixton Doyle
Blue Ridge Parkway by Jon Cain
Sequoia National Park by Luis Prado
Joshua Tree National Park by Joshua Sierra
Cape Cod National Seashore by Susanne Lamb
Yosemite National Park by Naomi Sloman
Rocky Mountain National Park by Matt Brass
Appalachian National Scenic Trail by Livia Veneziano
Mount Rushmore National Memorial by Wedha Adbul Rasyid
Joshua tree National Park by Adam S Doyle
Rocky Mountain National Park by Daisy Patton
Voyageurs National Park by Vikram Nongmaithem
Arches National Park by Kendall
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail by Jessica Tobias
Luis Prado – Cape Cod National Seashore
Whitman Mission National Historic Site by Jillian Vaughan
Redwood National and State Parks by Design By Goats
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by Vikram Nongmaithem
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail by Candy Medusa
Organ Pipe Cactus National Moument by Brixton
Congaree National Park by Vikram Nongmaithem
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens by Candy Medusa by Black Dwarf Designs
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area by Jon Cain
Creative Action Network (CAN) is a marketplace of original, visual, meaningful artwork, harnessing creative talents for good. CAN campaigns are crowdsourced and open for anyone to contribute their own design through the Creative Action Network. See America is not a contest, but rather a campaign to showcase our most precious American sites, and all designs are available for sale as posters, tote bags, and more at seeamericaproject.com. 40% of all proceeds go directly to the artists involved.
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice of the American people in the fight to safeguard our National Park System. NPCA and its 800,000 members and supporters work together to protect the National Park System and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit www.npca.org.