Designer Creates Hilarious Travel Posters for America’s National Parks Based on Their 1-Star Reviews

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Joshua Tree National Park

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.

The hilarious “Subpar Parks” travel posters by Amber Share features peoples' 1-star reviews of America's National Parks.

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Death Valley National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Sequoia National Park, California

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Glacier National Park

The hand-lettering artist decided to create the series as a way to “put a positive, fun spin on such a negative mindset.”

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Crater Lake National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Arches National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Capitol Reef National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Yellowstone National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Grand Canyon National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Isle Royale National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Grand Teton National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Yosemite National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Saguaro National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Zion National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

Olympic National Park

National Park Review Postcards by Amber Share

White Sands National Park

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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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