It’s hard to break tradition, and the October tradition at Branded is to do my very best to treat write about or share something Halloweeny every day until Halloween. It’s the annual Countdown to Halloween, and this year is my 10th time celebrating this at the site. There are a couple of changes this year for those keeping track. First of all, I decided that it was time to step down from helping to run the official Countdown to Halloween site that I’ve been working on with John Rozum for the past five years. It’s been an honor and a pleasure, and I still love working on it, but over the last year I’ve not only made a move across country, but I’ve also essentially started work on a second full time job as a freelance graphic designer. If only there were 36 hours in a day. Second, this lack of time has also bitten into my plans for a countdown this year and I’ve decided to not sweat it when it comes to a well developed theme. Last year’s Month of Monster Squad was a crap ton of work and I’m so glad I was able to get it all done. So this year I’m easing off on the throttle a little and have decided to concentrate on sharing some fun Halloweeny sticker ephemera.
So with that being said, here’s the first piece of vintage spooky sticker goodness that I just stumbled upon this past year. This is a Hallmark sticker sheet hailing from 1980 and it features some seriously badass monsters totally rocking out. This is the first time I’ve seen a one-off sticker sheet and thought that it absolutely needs to be adapted into an ongoing cartoon series!
Also, I need that Frankenstein’s Monster illustration on a t-shirt pronto!
So check back each day this month for some more sticker fun. And make sure to head on over to the Countdown to Halloween site where John Rozum is still keeping the spooky candles lit at the site which hosts a list of all the blogs participating in the Halloween festivities.