ConocoPhillips doesn't care about Southern Californians, tradition or good design. That's the only possible explanation for the grisly news that the beautiful and beloved blue and orange 76 Ball that has flown high at Dodger Stadium for generations has been replaced with a flat liver-colored disk.
ConocoPhillips will not stop their campaign of design terrorism until the last 76 Ball is pulled from its pole and smashed into a million pieces... unless YOU the consumer make it clear that you won't stand for it. Sign the petition if you haven't already. Then contact ConocoPhillips and let them know they won't get a penny of your gas buying dollar unless an ORANGE and blue 76 BALL is looking over the pumps. The red disk just doesn't make it.
Together we can SAVE RAY'S BALLS!
Save The 76 Ball webmistress Kim Cooper will be interviewed tomorrow evening, around 6:45pm West Coast time, on the Marc Wheeler Show on KVTA Newstalk 1520-AM (Ventura, CA). You can listen online here.
Original 8mm footage, courtesy of Alan Eastlund, of Ray Pedersen's design for the Union Oil Skyride exhibit at the Seattle Fair, which inspired the endangered 76 Ball design.
The good folks of the Modcom division of the Los Angeles Conservancy have extended an invitation to discuss the Save the 76 Ball campaign at Monday night's monthly meeting in Santa Monica, CA. Friends of the 76 Ball are invited to attend this free meeting to connect with others interested in saving the signs, and learn about the important work of Modcom. The 76 Ball discussion will be in "new business" in the 8pm hour, but please come early if you can. More info:
Monday, March 20th
6:30PM meet & greet
Santa Monica Main Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Our friends at the Santa Monica Conservancy will be joining us for the meeting. SM Conservancy Vice-President John Zinner, a leading sustainable development consultant, will give a brief discussion on the value of green buildings, of which the Main Library is a noteworthy example, and the connection to historic preservation.