Sunday, October 4, 2009

Countdown Day 4: Treats I held onto for ya

Today I'm sharing stuff I meant to share last year, but didn't get around to. Here are pictures from my favorite local supermarket, taken October of last year.

The signs seen below were all hand-painted, and draw not only from traditional imagery but also classic horror films, a touch I really liked.

Below is a hipster Frankenstein Monster, who is hungrily eyeing a cake (which appears to have onions on it!) that rests on some of the Strickfaden equipment that gave him life:

Detail of a reusable shopping bag:

Each department had its own jack-o'-lanterns, too. Here are the best ones:

Notice the Texas Chainsaw Massacre-inspired sign in the back.

I love it when businesses show some flair when decorating for Halloween; makes shopping more fun.

I'll close with a spooky thought: I saw Jake Gyllenhall in the store last week, and spoke to him. (He's in town filming a movie.) He was very nice--friendly and polite. But it hit me--he looks just like k.d. lang! And weirder still--you never see them in the same place at the same time.

I suspect pod people and Area 51 are somehow mixed up in this mystery.


suzanne said...

Clever marketing! My grocery store isn't nearly as creative.

But as for the Jake Gyllenhall/k.d.Lang similarity, I remain skeptical . . .

Wings1295 said...

hah! Great pics! Thanks for sharing them all. :)

Shawn Robare said...

The Creature From the Black Lagoon sign was just awesome!

Dr. Zaius said...

I like the "Creature From the Black Lagoon" sign! You mean that k.d. Lang starred in "Donnie Darko"? Jeepers!

You have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award! :o)

Todd Franklin said...

I wanna shop at your supermarket during October!


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