R2D2 mailboxes in Manhattan

Metroblogging (via Rocketboom) featured this smashing rendition of:

The mailbox.

While I must applaud the iconic blue drop boxes the U.S.P.S. employs as letter receptacles, this little celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars is great fun (and good marketing on the part of the Post Office!). It’s reminiscent of the cows in Chicago, penguins in Tulsa or bicycles in Lincoln — that is, it’s almost civic art!

A good friend suggests the May 1977 (my own birth month) release of Star Wars Episode IV: A new hope is the best dividing line for Gen X and Generation Y (some of which prefer to be called “Millennials”). I like this idea, although it puts me right on the line.

See the Post Office’s Jedi Master website here, where it suggests even more will be revealed March 28th!


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

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