While most people would agree that America’s beloved National Parks are full of natural beauty, other—less-outdoorsy—types are left disappointed at what nature has to offer. In fact, some people have gone so far as to leave cynical reviews of their experiences online. After discovering these 1 star reviews, designer Amber Share decided to create a series of hilarious travel posters for all 61 parks, featuring the Internet’s funniest, snarky comments.
Share came up with the idea for her Subpar Parks series as a way to “put a positive, fun spin on such a negative mindset.” Each retro-style poster design features colorful graphic renditions of America’s mountains, lakes, and forests. However, each pretty scene is matched with hand lettering that spells out the bad reviews. For Share’s Yosemite National Park design, the typography reads “Trees block view and there are too many gray rocks.” And the poster for Sequoia National Park in California features the words, “There are bugs and they will bite you on your face.”
“I wanted to draw all 61 parks, but wanted to add a twist to the project that would incorporate hand lettering,” says Shares. “I found one star reviews of every park, and every Wednesday I post a new one.” Follow Share on Instagram to keep up to date with her Subpar Parks series. If you like her work, you can purchase her designs as prints, postcards, and stickers on her online shop.