Favorite

Expressway to Wakanda 

All along I-64 and I-95, travelers are seeing Wakanda signs.

click to enlarge Instagram shot. Used with permission.
  • Instagram shot. Used with permission.

Instagram was a buzz today with travelers taking photos on Virginia highways, noting the wordplay of overhead signs.

"Wakanda driver are you? Safety is King" read the signs that people are photographing and sharing on social media.

Wakanda, of course, is a reference to the fictional African nation in the smash superhero movie, "Black Panther" which has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide.

The movie has inspired an endless stream of articles and commentary, and its popularity has made it a tool not only for street signs and pop culture moments, but strangely propaganda.

click to enlarge USED WITH PERMISSION
  • Used with permission

Favorite

Tags:

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Connect with Style Weekly

Most Popular Stories

  • Pour One for Peter

    Pour One for Peter

    Peter Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s enslaved brewmaster, is finally getting some overdue recognition.
    • Feb 18, 2020
  • Remembrances

    Remembrances

    • Feb 18, 2020
  • VOTE TODAY: 2020 Best of Richmond

    VOTE TODAY: 2020 Best of Richmond

    It's time to pick your favorites in food, drink, arts, culture and more!
    • Feb 4, 2020
  • What’s Next for Navy Hill?

    What’s Next for Navy Hill?

    Mayor Levar Stoney reflects on the failure of his signature project, laying blame on the lack of an “audacious” City Council.
    • Feb 11, 2020
  • More »

Copyright © 2020 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation