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Our Philosophy

We find joy in excellence

Everything you see on our site is original art, created with care by our team of artists at Anderson Design Group (a family owned business) and produced by American printers who take great pride in their work. As artists and craftspeople, we are passionate about preserving the time-honored traditions and techniques of artists and print-makers from the 20th Century. We pick up where masters from the Golden Age of Travel Art Illustration left off, continuing this tradition with a whole new body of travel posters for our generation. We travel all over America (especially the National Parks) for adventure and inspiration, but we love our hometown: Nashville, Tennessee. Each day, we get up and go to work, using our talents to create affordable, accessible wall decor that makes us smile. Our goal is to connect with others by producing high-quality prints, books, and gifts that beautify everyday life. When you buy one of our creations, you provide opportunities for artists, print-makers, book binders, paper vendors, shipping partners, and many others who take pride in working with their hands. Every print, postcard, or book we produce is printed in the USA.

We believe in generosity

As a family business rooted in Nashville, Tennessee, it is our pleasure to donate travel posters and books to local charities who sell them at silent auctions to raise funds for their ongoing work. It is our privilege to donate 10% of our annual profits to a number of non-profit organizations, including the National Parks Foundation. Proceeds from your purchases improve the lives of battered women, the homeless, nature-lovers, and students who want to pursue a career in the visual arts.

We love to encourage young artists

We often host tours for college design and illustration classes to see our studio, meet our artists, ask questions, or apply for internships. If you are an illustration or design professor and you would like more info about scheduling a class tour, please call us at 615-327-9894 or e-mail:

Our History

Our founder Joel Anderson graduated from Ringling School of Art & Design in 1986. He was recruited straight from college to work as a staff illustrator and designer at Carden & Cherry Advertising in Nashville, TN. While at C&C, Joel won an Emmy Award for his work on a CBS show, Hey Vern, It's Ernest. Joel worked at C&C for 7 years, learning the art & science of advertising (and how to talk like Ernest P. Worrell.)

In 1993, Joel and his friend David Thomas founded Anderson Thomas Design, Inc. The firm focused on CD package design at first, and quickly grew into a diverse print & web design company with a client list that included Universal Studios, MCA Records, DreamWorks Pictures, Golden Books, Hasbro and more.

In 2007, the partners decided to pursue different interests, so Joel reorganized the design firm as Anderson Design Group, Inc., narrowing the studio's focus to specialize in illustration and poster design. When Joel and the art team are not doing illustration work for clients, they create new poster art. Averaging 4-10 new designs per week, Team ADG has produced over 3,000 designs, including poster art for each of the National Parks.

Our Techniques

Through the years, we have studied the Masters of the Golden Age of Poster Art. Inspired by graphic design and travel art illustration from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, we enjoy doing as much as possible by hand. We start out by sketching up ideas. Then we draw, paint, and hand-letter our travel poster concepts before we move to the computer (a finishing tool that helps us spend less time cleaning brushes and allows us to edit our work more easily). Our goal is to create art the way it was done before the era of cameras and computers. We strive to create travel wall decor that looks like it was produced in the early part of the 20th century. Once we have finished a design, we produce posters on gallery-grade paper in our very own print shop. Our family owned business is dedicated to creating the highest quality and most affordable travel decor possible. We hope you can see and feel the quality that goes into our American-made prints, books, and gifts. And we hope you enjoy our original creations as much as we have enjoyed producing them! Thanks for supporting the arts and small family-run American businesses like ours.

Creatively Yours, Joel Anderson--Founder of Anderson Design Group

Our Team


Here is a video tour of the Anderson Design Group Studio Store and Print Shop

This video interview by Barry Amato was created for Line Dancing Magazine.

This video was produced by one of our clients after we created their logo and fell in love with their products.

We are a full-service Illustration Studio.

You may know us for our travel poster art, books, and gifts. But did you know that we also provide professional illustration, hand-letter and design services for companies of all sizes?

We have been doing award-winning artwork for clients such as Macy’s, Uinta Brewing, Universal Studios, Coors, Chrysler, Denny’s, Harper Collins, and others since 1993.

Feel free to contact us if you are in need of our professional creative services.

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