Parks (from the collection of Brian Kelley)

Standards Manual


Parks, photos & scans by Brian Kelley, edited by Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth, and published Standards Manual / ISBN 9780578469829 / 384 page hardback, 7 x 11 inches


Parks, our second title with photographer Brian Kelley, is a collection of over 300 United States national park maps, ephemera, and brochures spanning over 100 years.

Part of an ongoing project, Kelley collects oft-overlooked objects within the Parks Service. The book showcases nearly a century of art, cartography, and printed materials in a compelling visual history of America’s national parks and evolving graphic design styles culminating in Massimo Vignelli’s iconic design system, the Unigrid.

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