New Illustrated Book about Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bring a piece of Great Smoky Mountains National Park home with you with the Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park coffee table book.

University of North Carolina-Asheville historian and Smoky Mountains expert Daniel S. Pierce, illustrator Joel Anderson and travel writer Nathan Anderson provide a fascinating jaunt through the Smokies, as seen through Anderson Design Group’s well-known and definitive artwork. This one-of-a-kind guide is packed with engaging historical narrative, essential travel tips and trivia, historical photos and maps, former ranger quotes, and 40 original hand-illustrated poster designs and paintings.

“A team of five artists created this beautiful collection of prints to celebrate the natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” says founder Joel Anderson of Anderson Design Group. “We have produced a critically-acclaimed series of poster art rendered in the tradition of the classic WPA (Work Projects Administration) prints from the 1920s and 1930s.”

Great Smoky Mountain National Park is an ecologically diverse landscape located between Tennessee and North Carolina. Home to more than 18,000 plant and animal species, the Smokies are within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. Today, the Smoky Mountains are a destination for unparalleled encounters with nature. More than 1,000 miles of trails and roadways offer car campers and backpackers access to this American treasure.

The Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park book includes 40 full-color posters from the Anderson Design Group’s award winning Illustrated National Parks Collection.

The book also includes beautiful wildlife and scenic photography from the Smokies, travel tips and trail tours, an illustrated park map featuring must-see landmarks, a historic overview of Great Smoky Mountain National Park and compelling stories from former park rangers.

Designed in Nashville and printed in the USA, the new hardcover and softcover Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is available for purchase at or at Anderson Design Group’s Studio Store, 116 29th Avenue North in Nashville. The hard cover retails for $39.95, the soft cover, $24.95.

In 2015, Anderson Design Group celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with the release of its book, 59 Illustrated National Parks. For more information, visit