On the one hand, graffiti is technically illegal, and most companies would be pretty darn peeved to find a stranger had made unapproved additions to their building. But on the other hand, Acme Foundry thinks it’s about time someone finally adorned the entrance to the building with the entirely appropriate Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner Looney Tunes characters.Besides, the Minneapolis company, which makes gray and ductile iron pieces (it is unclear if anvils are also made there, but fingers crossed), had meant to get around to doing something like that at some point, reports Fox 9 Twin Cities, and now the hard work has already been done.
Workers arrived this week at work to find the cardboard cutouts chasing each other across the front of the building, and it seems to be going over well.
“We see and appreciate the humor,” Acme said in an email to Fox 9. “It is the best graffiti that anyone has ever done to our building.”
In fact, the company wants to find the artist to say thank you and help it with even more renderings of the cartoon characters.
And it only took a century to find the right person to finally graffiti the building, Acme tells UPI.
“We’ve been in business for over 100 years. I’m surprised it took this long,” Acme’s business manager explained, adding that the company will keep the cutouts as long as it can.
“It’s too humorous not to,” she said.
For those who need a reminder, the fictional Acme Corporation appears in many of the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons on products that backfire or otherwise foil Wile E. in his quest to apprehend the object of his desire, eternally, the Road Runner.