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"...Fashion Moda, Colab and the San Francisco Poster Brigade mixing original work of avant guarde artists with images from the popular
and political. cultures, using bright colors, raw lettering, and anti-institutional installation techniques..."
Art Matters: how the culture wars changed America
Page 40 1999; Ault, Wallis, Weems, Yenawine
The widespread publicity led to the launch of the boycott in Minneapolis, USA, by the Infant Formula Action Coalition (INFACT) and this boycott soon spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Europe. In May 1978, the US Senate held a public hearing into the promotion of breast milk substitutes in developing countries and joined calls for a Marketing Code. In 1979, WHO and UNICEF hosted an international meeting that called for the development of an international code of marketing, as well as action on other fronts to improve infant and early child feeding practices.
"...Another prominent figure in this history is Rachael Romero...who co-founded the San Francisco Poster Brigade..."p 293, The Power of Feminist Art by Norma Brude, Mary Garr
Mother Jones Jul-Aug 1993Vol. 18. No 4
-72 pages..."As these emerged in the 1970's, the San Francisco Poster Brigade worked to unify the poster-making community..."
The Ant-WW3 show contained art from 45 countries mailed to the SFPB. The exhibit travelled the country and sparked a series of festivals, 1980-1982
Exhibit of International mail art from 45 countries at Parsons School of Design, 1981
Poster printed in El Tecolote, The Mission, San Francisco 1977