Artist Creates Funny Travel Posters for National Parks Based on Their Bad Reviews

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

America’s National Parks are famous for their natural beauty, but not everyone gets the hype. In fact, some less “outdoorsy” types have even gone to the trouble of leaving bad reviews of their experiences. When discovering the snarky comments online, designer Amber Share decided to create a series of hilarious travel posters featuring their remarks, titled Subpar Parks.

With a degree in graphic design and a love for typography, Share renders each tongue-in-cheek poster with colorful, retro-style graphics. When we last featured her work, the artist had just created a poster for all 61 National Parks. Today, she continues to create graphics for other American landmarks, as well “disappointing places” all over the world. Her portfolio includes a poster for Kosciuszko National Park in Australia, which is apparently “Not Epic.” And in another poster for the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Share included the review of one disgruntled visitor who claimed it was “Amazingly Boring.”

Although Share is exhibiting the 1-star reviews, she hopes her works “put a positive, fun spin on such a negative mindset.” A nature lover herself, she uses her art to raise awareness of the beauty of the National Parks, and she regularly donates to the National Park Foundation.

When she posts her work on Instagram, Share often comically explains why she disagrees with the bad reviews. For her Fire Island National Seashore poster—with the text “A bit of a let down”—Share writes, “I really don’t get how you could be let down by a beach where you can sail, swim, fish, hike, camp, canoe, kayak.” Her Lake Mead poster includes the quote, “Nothing scenic about it.” However, the artist disagrees. On Instagram she writes, “Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the U.S., formed by the uber-famous Hoover Dam! If that’s not cool enough, the National Recreation area actually contains a second lake (Lake Mohave) and covers part of 3 different deserts! Sounds like a pretty damn good place to spend a day or two if you ask me.”

Check out Share’s Subpar Parks series below and follow her on Instagram for even more. If you can't stop giggling at these posters, you can buy your own copies via Share’s online store.

Designer Amber Share creates hilarious travel posters for National Parks featuring peoples’ bad reviews.

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Katmai National Park & Preserve

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Her series, titled Subpar Parks, puts “a positive, fun spin on such a negative mindset.”

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Indiana Dunes National Park

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Biscayne National Park

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Port Campbell National Park

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

New River Gorge National Park

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Blue Mountains National Park

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Kosciuszko National Park

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Subpar Parks by Amber Share

Fire Island National Seashore

Funny National Park Review Posters by Amber Share

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Funny National Park Review Posters by Amber Share

White Mountain National Forest

Funny National Park Review Posters by Amber Share

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Funny National Park Review Posters by Amber Share

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Funny National Park Review Posters by Amber Share

Mojave National Preserve

Amber Share: Website | Instagram | Pinterest | Behance

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Amber Share.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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