When I was hired into Oryana Community Co-op’s Marketing department, there was this nice, big space above an endcap in the produce department that was used for large signage. This same space would also accommodate a large chalkboard.
For roughly two years (until the endcap was removed to make more space for grocery shelving), I would task myself with the creation of large, thematic chalk illustrations, usually around holidays or seasonal events, with some simple hand-lettered messaging. Below are some of my favorites; I’ve also included smaller chalk signage, provided it fits into the seasonal/holiday theme category.
Since the illustrations didn’t typically feature explicit sales or promotional information (the provenance of other, smaller chalk signage), they had a “just because” feeling about them which really contributed to the co-op vibe. They were very popular, and I miss working on them.