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.