Nightmares of Halloween Past
Gary Baseman offers you a nostalgic and eerie tribute to one of America’s favorite holidays through his personal collection of vintage Halloween pictures
In Nightmares of Halloween Past, Gary Baseman presents for the ﬁrst time his unique collection of found vernacular Halloween-themed pictures collected over the last 20 years. Here, you can discover photos he has gathered at garage sales, yard sales, and thrift stores and received as submissions from online fans, all presented in this dark and eerie photobook of adults and children on All Hallows’ Eve.
The photos compiled here speak a thousand words and inspire a thousand more questions. What might ﬁrst appear scary will soon become endearing when you realize that the people under the ghoulish masks and macabre costumes are smiling and having fun.
Los Angeles–based Gary Baseman explores the “beauty of the bittersweetness of life” through illustration, painting, toy design, animation, ﬁlm, and fashion. His clients include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Coach, Gatorade, and Nike. Visit him at garybaseman.com.
|Publication Date||22 September 2020|