Sunday, November 4, 2007

What time?

What time?, originally uploaded by StantonHolmes.

It feels like its 5:00 am. Wild.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Finished Upstart Poster

My first illustration done completely in photoshop from start to finish.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Lost Poster

Lost Poster, originally uploaded by StantonHolmes.

I've seen a poster where a person is looking for their lost pet or an
important thing but never until yesterday had I seen a poster for
someone who has lost themself.

I came across this on my bikeride home from work yesterday. It can be
seen at the corner of Ocean & Redondo.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My favorite

My favorite, originally uploaded by StantonHolmes.

This is just a test actialluy to see if this is where I need to put
text. Jack & Coke is my beverage of choice. :)

Welcome to mission control!

Welcome to mission control!, originally uploaded by StantonHolmes.

Your friendly neighborhood designer,
Sam Eames.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Fairplay, the Douche, get's owned.

Remember the guy from survivor who told everyone his grandmother was dead for sympathy? Well... he sure did get owned by Danny Bonadouche the other night at the Reality Awards. If I had some annoying guy humping my chest, I'd do the same thing.

Friday, August 24, 2007


Quite possibly one of the coolest experiences in my life! Nothing compares. My feet tingle when I think about it.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

Cut & Paste

This weekend was pretty exciting for me.. I entered myself into the Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament and got an email saying that I was invited to the testing round. Sweet! I was super excited. We got our theme early and I came up with my idea and practiced.

Why did I practice? Well... we had 15 minutes to put the artwork together from scratch. The only outside thing we could use were fonts and a digital camera to capture any objects present.

I threw it down at the test round but I have no idea how many other people were there.. don't know how well everyone did... who knows. I find out wednesday.

I'll post the design later. Somehow.

Friday, July 6, 2007


I LOVE this commercial. You doo doo head cootie queen!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

London 2012

This is an interesting one for me... At first glance, the logo is extremeley unconventional considering the traditions and the legacy behind the Olympics. This does not mean that walls cannot be broken and new ideas shouldn't be considered. Not by any means! I'm all for that. Challenging the design status quo. Look at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. The design system was beyond its years.

So.. Now we're faced with a look into the future which to me looks like a glimpse back to '92. This seems to be the trend in a lot we see.. Especially this look coming from England. Look at the music.. this electro rap/pop sound. If you look at MIA and the look of the logo and the animation that the London committee has put together, you'll see what I'm saying.

At this point.. I don't know if I'm into the look yet or not. I do think it's daring and bold which is good and bad. The traditionalists may not be partial, but it may open the games up to a brand new audience. Ask me again in 5 years when the Olympics actually happen.. I'll be 32. Yikes.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Paris gets OWNED!

Bwaahahahaha! Oh man, this is great. :)

Friday, June 1, 2007

How to Screen Print!

I kept this mostly for myself but it's a great reference for everyone!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Sidewalk Chalk in Belmont Shore

So, this weekend was a lovely weekend. My good friend Carin informed me, a few weeks ago, about the Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art competition and I thought that it would be fun to enter and just spend a Sunday drawing.

We got there on what was an overcast Sunday morning and found our plot of land for the day. Taped the paper down, whipped out my all graphite pencil and began to draw. Drip, drip later, the rain started to come down, so I pulled my big paper off the sidewalk and slapped in on the window of the store I was in front of. Eventually, the drizzle subsided and we had sun for the majority of the day.

A lot of my friends and co-workers came to cheer us on. It was a fabulous time! To finish it all off, too, Carin won Best in Show and I got First Runner Up! Who would've thought that we both would take the two highest spots?!

Well, I was stoked and here's some pictures: The top picture is Carin's piece which won Best in Show.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Vote my button!

If you like the button that I've designed, please go to Busy and vote for me! My button looks like this:

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Band(Eve of Destruction) + New Art Work =

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mrs. Wallace

Wish I could take this credit, but I can't. It's just bad as shit, that's all.

Here's where I got it.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Had a little fun at work today. Scanned my face. Yes.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

They took the bait.

So, The Art Institute of Washington is going with my Spring campaign. It changed a bit since the 3 cards below. It went to 4 cards and I modified some of the people once I had a handle on exactly what each card would represent.

Friday, February 2, 2007

'let your imagination run wild.'

Some more randoms for the ol' AI. A little unfinished eye candy. Who knows if they're gonna take the bait. Would you?

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


It's been a while since I've designed an Upstart flyer.. I've only done one since I left the band. Could this be the newest Upstart flyer? Well, I'm just waiting for Tony to give the approval..

Oh, by the way, if you haven't seen them, this is the day to go.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Dance Excellence 2007

Some various comps for the DE 2007 merchandise. The theme this year is "BE". This is where I'm heading. These are NOT finals.

P.S. Annie, I love the look of the nametag. My favorite merch pieces have the same look as the nametag, too. :)

Extra note: The are NOT my models. I'm too cheap for that. However, the garments are the garments that are going to be used. All purchased from American Apparel. I just needed someone in the clothes (that I don't have in my possession) to put the art on. :)

The Girls #2

Add another one.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Oh, bastard comp

The bastard comps... the ones you really enjoy, but know that deep down they will never get chosen because they just don't fit in. My bastard children. I love them, but they'll never have a place in the world.. except for my blog. Huh.

Holly Angel

This is a 'mostly-finished' piece that I did for my excellent friend Michael Cartwright. He wanted an illustration done from a picture of his girlfriend, Holly Angel.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

New York City

Before I left to go to New York to work at the IAJE convention, I had a conversation with a client in New York and she mentioned that they were going to be getting the subway campaign pieces I did framed. I made it my mission while I was there to get some pictures. I actually found one of the posters while riding the E train. I saw it whiz by my window at 23rd street. So I jumped out, grabbed a picture and waited for the next train. It was nice to see my work up.

The Girls #1

A hairbrained scheme of mine that I hope to continue to develop. Stay tuned..