Sunday, December 15, 2013

Milky Way

In 2010 the U.S. National Park Service produced a set of posters to promote the sky – as it appears at night, above certain national parks. Tyler Nordgren designed these posters in the spirit of WPA work dating back to the Great Depression.

People nowadays often seem somewhat skeptical about the traditional American conception of "Progress". Yet who can doubt the progress of American capitalism  when the federal government itself decides to "market"  the night sky?