Mission Street Art 1977: Star Wars Droids Promote Iron-Rich Foods in Lieu of Necco Wafers

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Best thing my “mission district” Google Alert has yielded in a while: This cute bit of time warp courtesy of Bonnie Burton at The Official Star Wars Blog. Way back in 1977, muralist Xavier Viramontes and some cohorts from Galeria de la Raza painted C-3PO and his counterpart R2-D2 into this unauthorized nutritional PSA on a street-level billboard space on Bryant. Link.

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4 Responses to “Mission Street Art 1977: Star Wars Droids Promote Iron-Rich Foods in Lieu of Necco Wafers”

  1. Allan Hough says:

    I was gonna say “Now how ’bout an anti-Coke campaign starring WALL-E?” but then I remembered, oh wait, that’s what WALL-E is. But how badass would it have been if WALL-E actually singled out Coke or somebody (or corn) by name!?

  2. guero says:

    JEZUZZ…I actually remember that!! Wow! Great find!

  3. Bonnie says:

    Cool! thanks for linking to my story! ;-)

  4. Prather says:

    this is why t f o’brien & corp continues growing with more content consumers every year. they have to be installed by a plumber and are high-maintenance. there are so many commercial dishwasher companies and outlets in operation that only offer a parts warranty for one year.

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