“When one thinks of good graphic design, one pretty much never thinks about the work of the federal government. American graphic designers have long bemoaned the government’s lack of interest in supporting good design (and always always always hold up the Netherlands as the ideal). I spent 10 days over the holidays on a road trip throughout the American Southwest, with the chief destinations being national parks — Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly, and Petrified Forest. Perhaps in another post, I’ll discuss the travels. Here, I’m focusing on something else. Upon entry of each park, you receive a park brochure. Overtime, you realize there’s a pattern to the brochures…”