Laura Bliss is CityLab’s west coast bureau chief, covering transportation and technology. She also authors MapLab, a biweekly newsletter about maps (subscribe here). Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Los Angeles magazine, and beyond.
Classics like Yellowstone and Yosemite are here, alongside spots you might’ve never known to visit.
There’s something about being in the presence of sublime natural splendor that evaporates stress and leaves joy in its place. The 59 Illustrated National Parks Coloring Book won’t necessarily create that feeling, but it could very well inspire you to seek it out with bright, bold graphics of America’s most iconic vistas.
In anticipation of the National Park Service’s centennial, the Nashville-based father-and-son design team Joel and Nathan Anderson spent six years creating original posters for each of America’s 59 national parks, in the early 20th-century style of the Works Progress Administration. The Andersons have now released a coloring book containing all of those prints in scribble-friendly format, with fun park trivia and bonus pages featuring bison, wolves, and other natives. Between Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon, the gang’s all here—plus lesser-known beauties you may have never thought to visit.
59 Illustrated National Parks Coloring Book, $14.95 at the Anderson Design Group Store.