August 1, 2020

Good morning!

Today is Saturday, and it is now August. We’ve reached the “odd uneven time” as Sylvia Plath called it.

I’ve been saving my favorite find for today so that you could enjoy it at your own Saturday kind of pace. It’s about Amber Share, a graphic designer who makes stunningly bold and beautiful posters of the national parks here in the United States.

But here’s the catch: She takes her inspiration from real one-star reviews of the parks that people have left online. Her Instagram account is fittingly called SubparParks.

Here are just a few to whet your appetite.

Personally, after what it takes to get to @lakeclarknps, I'd be happy to just sit and stare at this water for several... years. ⁠
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@nationalparkservice #weareparks #nationalparkgeek #lakeclarknationalpark #thelastfrontier #alaskalife #alaskanadventures #alaskaliving
May 1, 2020
I mean, it IS a completely curved arch, so yeah – there are no points #technicallytrue
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@gatewayarchnps @nationalparkservice #weareparks #nationalparkgeek #gatewayarch #downtownstlouis #showmestate #missouri #stlouis
April 22, 2020
Nevermind that @mountrainiernps is the most topographically prominent mountain in the lower 48.... so prominent in fact that locals refer to it as THE mountain. I've seen bigger. One star.⁠
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@nationalparkservice #mtrainier #mtrainiernationalpark #mountrainier #mountrainiernationalpark #usnationalparks #explorewashington #pnwwonderland #pnwadventures #weareparks
April 3, 2020
I mean, I don't really know why you'd go to a park called @saguaronationalpark if you didn't like cacti, but maybe that's just me 🤷🏼‍♀️
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#nationalparks #saguaro #saguaronationalpark #findyourpark #handlettering #lettering #illustration @nationalparkservice #passiontopaid2019 #passiontopaid
February 5, 2020
Nothing to see at @virginislandsnps but an overrated tropical paradise with unbelievably turquoise water. 🤷🏼‍♀️⁠

@nationalparkservice #weareparks #usnationalparks #usvirginislands #virginislands #caribbean #island #beach #findyourpark
July 3, 2020

They go on and on — and Amber even sells prints, stickers, and posters.

I’ll see you tomorrow,

Clara