Hol­i­day win­dows com­pete


Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 DAILY -

went for an end-of-theworld theme for its mu­ral. It won for the North Drag area. Ad­ver­tis­ing spe­cial­ist Chris Strader came up with the con­cept of aliens tak­ing over a field of longhorns, a dragon at­tack­ing Austin, a gi­ant oc­to­pus tak­ing over the Pen­ny­backer bridge and other scenes. It’s all tied to the Mayan cal­en­dar’s end on Dec. 21, 2012.

“We get quite a lot of foot traf­fic on 29th Street,” Strader says. “Any­thing to get them to turn and look at us.”

Six peo­ple, in­clud­ing a home­less man, helped paint the mu­ral for sev­eral days. Strader al­ready has ideas flash­ing around his head for next year.

At Tiny Taiga, the win­dow is a vari­a­tion of the store’s en­chanted for­est home decor style.

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