Also, a supermarket.
Since the store in Trail of the Twister is supposed to be a perennial mainstay of the Oklahoman community it's located in, I wanted to give subtle clues to its longevity via the art within. One method of achieving this is by stocking the store with ancient-looking advertising posters like the one above (as well as a couple others I'll share later).
The style of the poster itself is a cue to its age - its based on the WPA posters from the 30s and 40s. However, I also created updated versions of the Okey Okie character for use on the current products. The modern Okie is sleeker and more iconic, reflecting the change in advertising art that occurred since the above poster was (supposedly) printed.
And he also sold more than canned goods:
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I get paid the big bucks.
In unrelated news, apparently this is my 100th post! So, congratulations to me for being enough of a blowhard to fill 100 posts! Yay! Yay me!
You can't see it, but I'm patting myself on the back.