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Whole Foods Monster

I originally created this graphic back around 2000/2001—for a short-lived lefty newspaper called Chicago Ink—long before Whole Foods was swallowed by the even larger Amazon monster. I unearthed it while digging through old files, and thought it might be useful to those organizing around Whole Foods/Amazon now.

If you do use this, I’d love to see images. And if you use it as an illustration, and have a budget to pay a little for use, that would be amazing, too!

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A “WHOLEFOODS” storefront is actually sprawling octopus in this image. Each tentacle reaches out and grabs a protesting person. Signs held by the struggling people say: “COOPERATIVES,” “INDEPENDENT HEALTH FOOD STORES,” “UNIONS,” “AFFORDABLE NATURAL FOOD.”

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