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.


halloween spirit said...

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

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

Wings 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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