Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ten Little Goblins

Boy trips on vintage Halloween burning Jack O'Lantern on fire after accident in Unsafe Halloween Costume


Following is a collage of pages scanned from a 1960's public service announcement on Halloween safety. The actual printed piece is a wallet-sized 3"x4" fold-out booklet from the Minnesota Department of Health printed in 1962 by Imagination Inc.  Mod, kitschy, and rather grim, the story is a cross between a certain politically questionable rhyme of the late 1800's with humor reminiscent of Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

Vintage 1962 wallet-sized gatefold pamphlet on vintage Halloween collecting blog

Paper brochure from the 1960s features mod graphic design styling and tells the story of 9 trick-or-treater's demise while 1 is safe and smart

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