Today’s Countdown to Halloween post is a another short but cute one as I take a moment to share another super cute set of stickers that are more adorable than creepy. But they’re still heavy on the Halloween charm. This sheet hails from 1982 and is another Hallmark sheet. Is this the first Owl that’s graced this countdown?
We’re nearing the end of the first full week of the Countdown to Halloween here at Branded. Since I shared a sheet of pun-laden, gravestone-centric AGC stickers earlier in the week I thought it would be fun to share some Hallmark stickers that are in the same vein…
The jokes on these stones are pretty groan worthy, like zombie groans, but I adore the heck out of the illustrations. That vampire is freaking adorable! These hail from 1984, by the by.
Come back around tomorrow for another installment of the Halloween-y sticker countdown and if you’re looking for more sites celebrating the season like mine, you can find a plethora of ’em with a metric ton of spooky content over at the Countdown to Halloween!
For today’s edition of Peel Here & Scream I’m going super traditional with a couple of Hallmark pumpkin sticker sheets. They might not be the most exciting stickers, but they’re classics and I love ’em. First up is this sheet from 1981…
This second sheet is out of this world and hails from 1984. Not exactly sure why these Jack O’Lanterns are in outer space, but I love, love, love them. The only draw back on these sheet is the repetition. At least that first sheet had about 14 different designs…
Remember to come back tomorrow for more Halloween-y sticker fun, and if you have a minute, head on over to the Countdown to Halloween website to scope out all the other sites participating in the 2015 blog marathon festivities!
For day seven of the Countdown to Halloween I’m jump back into my collection of spooky stickers for another edition of Peel Here & Scream. Today I’m changing things up a tad by sharing a vintage sheet of AGC stickers (instead of Hallmark, which admittedly will dominate this countdown.)
These stickers hail from 1983 and feature a bunch of Halloween-y gravestone puns. They’re not all winners (Jack O. Lantern, really AGC?) But some of these remind me of Garbage Pail Kid-style name puns which I love. Dee Funct for the win. Also, the illustration style of these stickers reminds me a ton of the Witch’s Night Out Halloween cartoon special. If you’ve never seen it, do yourself a favor and check it out!
Let’s reconvene back here tomorrow for another installment of Peel Here & Scream, and remember, there’s a ton of other site participating in the Countdown to Halloween, all of which you can find at the site aptly named, Countdown to Halloween! ;)
It’s the start of the first full week of October and it’s been a great season. The house is decorated, I’ve eaten my first Halloween Burger King Whopper, and I scoped out a bunch of fun new candy to buy this year for the trick or treaters. So, surprise, surprise, but I have yet another sheet of vintage Hallmark stickers to share today for the Countdown to Halloween. Keeping it chronological here is a sheet from 1984!
As the decade moves on the illustrations are becoming less eccentric and more tight. This sheet is cool because it seems to be aimed at teachers to use on homework and tests that got good grades. Love that there were seasonal stickers for school work.
Swing back by tomorrow for more Halloweeny stickers, and remember to check out the Countdown to Halloween for a plethora of other sites participating in the month-long blogging insanity.
It’s the first Sunday of the Countdown to Halloween. It’s been a pretty good October so far. The girlfriend and I decorated our place yesterday so there’s plenty of spooky stuff and orange lights all around the house. Really getting into the spirit. Today I have another Hallmark sticker sheet to share, this time from 1983. Again, the illustration work on these is really fun and very much of the early 80s. Just look at that ten ton chin on the witch in that top left sticker! Love it.
Tomorrow starts the first full week of the month so check back by for some more Halloweeny sticker fun. Though I’m not helping to run it this year, I urge anyone who digs this kind of season blog fun to check out the official Countdown to Halloween site for a list of hundreds of other sites participating in the month-long madness.
Welcome back to the Branded in the 80s Halloween Sticker Spooktac…er…actually I’ve decided to rename the countdown this year at the totally on point suggestion by my good buddy Paxton (of the Cavalcade of Awesome and my co-host on the Cult Film Club)! He came up with the Peel Here & Scream idea and I’m running with it. Anyway, It’s day three and I’m moving right along through my favorite decade, this time to 1982 and yet another Hallmark monster-filed sticker sheet…
This sheet is similar to the one I shared yesterday, but with a slightly cleaner illustration style. I love the inclusion of the London After Midnight-esque vampire and the grave-digger skeleton. Also, patches must have been huge in 82 because practically every character on this sheet has some sort of patch on their garments. Now that I’m thinking about it I love the look of patches on a ghost as it reinforces the who entity under a sheet visual. The one aspect of this sheet that’s off is the glaringly inappropriate wizard character. Sigh, c’mon Hallmark, get your act together. Monsters or bust!
Come back by tomorrow for another piece of vintage Halloween sticker ephemera, and be sure to head on over to the Countdown to Halloween to check out a metric ton of other sites participating in this month-long celebration of spooky goodness.
Continuing the Halloweeny sticker fun this month, today I have another sheet of vintage Hallmark stickers. This one hails from 1981 and has a really nice mix of monsters in a very fun early 80s illustration style. I really miss this kind of loose cartooning in merchandising and company mascots…
I also really dug this sheet for the monsters that are included. It’s pretty standard to see Vampires, Frankenstein’s Monsters, Witches and Werewolves, but this sheet also features Hags, Pumpkin-men, carnival barker skeletons and even a devil. Pretty cool.
Swing back by tomorrow for another sheet of vintage Halloween stickers, and remember to check out the Countdown to Halloween website for a huge list of other participating websites in this season event!
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.