June 21, 2014

Godawful USFS Graphic Design from the 1960s?

In connection with the "Looking for Squirrel Creek Lodge" series (yes, more to come), I was going through my old forest maps folder.

I nominate this one for Worst Forest Service Graphic Design Ever. It is the cover of the San Isabel National Forest visitor map from  . . . well, I cannot say, because there is no copyright date on it!

The photos have a sort of late 1950s-early 1960s look to them, but they could be recycled from an earlier edition. (I have the 1948 map, but nothing with a 1950s date.)

Anyone recognize the font? The artwork suggests a forest inhabited by nightstalkers and werewolves.

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