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These Vintage Posters of Philly’s Parks are Pretty Awesome

We'll have one of each, please

If you love those vintage postcards of this country’s national parks, then get a load of this: A Philly native has teamed up with local non-profits to create a series of old-school illustrations of beloved spots in Fairmount Park.

Andy Thompson, who grew up in Philly, is behind the art series called Philly Outside. His company created the artwork in collaboration with the Friends of the Wissahickon and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, after releasing a similar series in Richmond, Virginia, where his company is based.

"I've always loved those vintage National Park Service posters from the 1930s and 40s, and I thought it would be cool to celebrate local natural areas with a similar style of art," says Thompson.

Artist Matt Brown created the prints, which are available as posters, notecards, pint glasses, and soon to be T-shirts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the two non-profit organizations.

"It’s cool art for a good cause," says Thompson.