A Virtual Scavenger Hunt Through a Designer's Eye: Charley Harper's National Parks Posters

In the 1970s and 1980s, artist Charley Harper created illustrations for a series of national parks posters for the National Park Service's Harpers Ferry Center. His distinctive designs showcase the variety of plants and animals in parks in their native environments. They are joyful and fun works of art—and also meticulous, highly technical illustrations.

Join a Harpers Ferry Center designer to walk through some of Harper’s posters. Take a close look. What do you see? Can you find all the plants and animals contained in each one? Explore selected details of each poster as you move through this virtual scavenger hunt with an experienced guide.

Screenshot of webpage for a virtual scavenger hunt showing line of dotted orange and red ladybugs
Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Take a close look at the details of Charley Harper's national park illustrations.

Last updated: June 27, 2023