Haunted Book Review Thursday...
Halloween: Vintage Holiday Graphics
Edited by Jim Heimann
This is my kind of book, no annoying pesty things in it, oh, what are they called...oh yes...WORDS. This book is a glorious pictorial history of commercial Halloween advertising, cards, costumes, decorations and candy. The pictures speak more than any explanation could, from the elegant printed dinner napkin from the Art Deco period to the wasp-waisted housewife from the 50's handing out full sized candy bars to the kids around to quaint vegetable cards from the turn of the century, you get a wonderful (and sometimes blatantly disturbing) glimpse into Halloweens past.
The only thing that I might would have done differently is organized the graphics by chronological order but then again, the artistic renderings of all the products are basically foolproof to what era they were made. And also, each page is a different surprise, making the book always fresh to look through.
This is a great book for inspiration, imagination, and just getting into the spirit of the season so yeah, you need to get it.
When is evil cool?, thanks again!