Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Freebie!!

I seem to be on a wallpaper kick lately.

Here's a new freebie for you loyal B'hold Designs followers! Just my way of sayin' how cool you are for paying attention to my airheaded ramblings and sharing your boredom with those around you by spreading the word! I call it "Hand Me That Thing..."

The hand used in this image is my own, and the subject of a shirt design in my store!



Friday, July 29, 2011

Freebie Time!!

Have you seen the Captain America movie yet? I have! I've been waiting for that thing since I was in the 6th grade, so you can imagine how excited I was to see my childhood hero on the big screen! And it did not disappoint!! I really, REALLY liked it. Great job by all involved.

So…since I've been such a fan for SO long, it stands to reason that I might try and personalize some of the film imagery, right? Aw shucks…you know me so well.

And thus I present to you…..CAPTAIN B'HOLD!! Free wallpaper from me to you! It's just my little way of saying thanks for viewing my blog and bribing you to please, PLEASE tell others to come check it out!!

So, go see Captain America!! And as you sit in the theater watching our star-spangled hero take down Hydra one knuckle sandwich at a time, know that the film would have been a lot better if he'd been battling zombies.

Aim high. Run fast.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shirts and Skins

Hey everyone!

If you've visited my WEBSITE, you're probably aware that I have a link in my STOREFRONT PORTAL that mentions ipod, phone and laptop skins! If you are, then you're probably also aware that it's said "coming soon" for a long, long time.

Well, the company I was originally planning to work with and I parted ways a couple of months back. Bummer? Yes. End of the line? Not necessarily.

I am currently in contact with a different company that is considering my artwork! No decisions yet, but I truly hope they enjoy the samples I sent and feel they have a spot for me and my twisted zombie braaaaiiinnnnssss...

I will DEFINITELY let you know the results of this new company's decision here on this blog in the near future. In the mean time.....

Aim high. Run fast. Cross your fingers.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Become a Minion of B'hold Designs!

The other day I was driving thru traffic (as opposed to playing in it) when I noticed one of the vehicles ahead of me had a HUGE logo of a certain speaker system plastered in his back window. I thought "wow, he must really love that brand....or that logo...or maybe just that font."

The more I thought about it, I started remembering and trying to count all the logos I see throughout any given day....I'm not good with math, so I soon gave up and estimated the amount at "a lot."

Now, I have shirts at my STOREFRONT with my logo on them (you know the logo, right? The big circle B in the eye at the top of the page? Yep, that's the one), but unfortunately they don't seem to sell very well. There was that one guy in England I've never met that bought two of them, but seriously that's about it.

So....I figured it was time for a new logo design! Thus I introduce to you, "BE BOLD. B'HOLD!"

I personally feel this design blares out the confidence and swagger that is at the heart of B'hold Designs. Since designing it, I've been sitting back and picturing all the corporate bigwigs staring out the windows of their high rise offices...watching thousands upon thousands of devoted B'hold disciples proudly marching thru the streets. Of course, if those corporate bigwigs are in high rise skyscraper offices, they can't really see what's on their shirts anyway, but still it gives me goosebumps.

So, cruise by THE SHOP and pick up your own piece of B'hold goodness...AND, as a bonus, some styles of clothing come with their own little circle B right between the shoulder you could say I've got your back!

Come on. Kick the swooshes and sports logos to the curb and sport something that can make people stop in their tracks, look with confused wonder and utter "what the heck is that?"

Aim high. Run fast. Sport the B.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cannot Wait!!

It's been a while, but I've mentioned in the past my love for the new hit AMCTV horror/drama, THE WALKING DEAD. I have completely fallen under this programs spell because, quite frankly, it is amazing. Dramatic, frightening, horrific zombie quite literally has it all.

I've been beside myself since season 1 ended last year. With the joyous good news that season 2 had been given a green light, came also the agony inducing announcement that it would be a YEAR before we'd see it's first episode. 

Well, I don't know if anyone ELSE has noticed, but the moment we've been waiting for is nearly upon us! Go HERE for a short teaser video about season 2.

Last year, the first episode was brilliantly scheduled for Halloween night. What a fantastic way to wrap up that holiday. Clouds...some light wind...the leaves blow down the street....the voices of children asking for candy echoing thru the neighborhood....and a zombie apocalypse. Bliss.

So, I ask you...well, beg really....PLEASE check out this show if you aren't familiar with it. Season 1 has been out on DVD for quite a while and is available on NETFLIX as well. It truly is the complete package of entertainment, with just enough zombie action to satisfy freaks like myself, but not too much so as to turn away the casual viewer.

OH! And what better way to get ready for THE WALKING DEAD, then to stop by the B'HOLD DESIGNS STOREFRONT and buy an obscene amount of zombie related merchandise! True, I don't sell any official WALKING DEAD memorabilia, but if you squint your eyes, tilt your head and think about that show, you might not realize how much you're spending and that would be awesome.

Aim high. Run fast.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

From the Archives...

You may remember from an earlier post that I mentioned making several pictures of the Ghosthunters crew once upon a time. Most of these were circulated first among forum users, then amonst the TAPS crew themselves! Those were grand days of silly photoshop fun and making great contacts (Jason himself called to tell me how much he enjoyed them).

Today I was digging around in the B'hold Designs archives, miles beneath the earth's crust, and found an image that I'm not sure ever saw the light of day! It's an old image, as viewer's of the Syfy channel's hit show will be able to tell, simply by the spoofy twist on the catch phrase of one of their former members. Should I have LEFT it buried? You be the judge.

And so I present to you.... "Specter Spray!"

Aim high. Run fast. Tell people.


Thursday, July 14, 2011


If you've ever thought about stopping by the dazzling and awe-inspiring B'hold Storefront and snagging some sweet gear, now is the time!

I've been informed by the powers that be, that for today only you will NOT have to pay for shipping!! That's right, FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY!!!

Simply enter this code at checkout:   LIBRE

Better hurry! Those danged zombies won't wait forever!

Aim high. Run fast. Buy Stuff.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quest for the Ultimate Design Gig...

I love movies. Back in the days before we had children, my wife and I went to movies ALL the time. She even went into labor with our first son just a few hours after watching LIAR, LIAR. (great "waterbreaker" if I ever get to meet Jim Carrey! Get it? "icebreaker" .... "waterbreaker".... childbirth....sorry).

I also love working in photoshop. Those close to me know this, and cringe whenever they give me pictures of themselves for fear I'll turn them into an Oompaloompa, one of Lady Gaga's boobs, or (of course) a zombie.

If only there were a way to combine the world of film and photoshop! Wait a second...there IS! It's the film poster (or One Sheet) design market, and I've been trying to break into it for quite a while now.

I've attached a couple of samples I worked up to send to potential clients. Both are fictional flicks straight from my noggin.

In my quest I've made some good contacts, but nobody would give me a shot, until one independent film maker came along and took a chance little ol' me.

Thanks to Ren Blood, independent film maker and creator of the film ZOMBIE ED, I had the opportunity to design not only the poster, but also the DVD art for the case and disc! Thanks Ren, for the gig! It was a blast!

And now, the quest continues, but with a new image in my portfolio!

So if your uncle Leon makes films, or you happen to go swimming at Spielberg's place twice a week, I'd appreciate it if you would spread the word of your old buddy Brett here at B'HOLD DESIGNS, and one day, when I'm accepting the Oscar for "Coolest flippin' film poster design ever" I'll give you a shout out! :)

Aim high. Run Fast.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sensational Sell-ebrities! ... pt. 6

Happy July! I cannot believe this is my first entry of the month, but I'm currently on vacation and going thru a few job related things, so I apologize for my tardiness and hope that you haven't missed me too much....actually I hope you've missed me a ton, but not so much that you became socially non-functional and spent all your time in fetal position on your couch, watching zombie movies and chanting "B'hold Designs" over and over.

So, back to business!! 

Welcome to the SIXTH installment of my Sensational Sell-ebrities Series, a blog entry dedicated specifically to those who have NO idea I exist, but whose star power would reeeeeeeally help me sell some stuff. LAST TIME, it was the butt-kicking Milla Jovovich in the spotlight.

Today, I'm featuring TWO people. Why two? Because featuring one without the other just didn't feel right. I'm talking about the fabulous, record flinging zombie killing team of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg from SHAUN OF THE DEAD!

Shaun of the Dead came out back in '04, at the infancy of what I call the "zombie renaissance" in which we currently find ourselves. So, with the inundation of all things undead (films, books, novelties, etc.) it's possible the casual zombie viewer might have forgotten about this film. HOWEVER, the true zombie freak like myself would never forget about this hilarious, touching, heart-wrenching, and horrifying look at the zombie apocalypse. why Simon and Nick??

These guys are great! And, like I mentioned already, the truly devoted fan of the undead will forever hold this film near and dear to his/her heart, and are no doubt, LONGING for a sequel. There will always be those at Halloween and conventions around the world dressing in short-sleeved white dress shirts and "I've got wood" shirts, while lining up for miles to get an autograph, or even just a peek at these fellas.

SO....(Robert Stack voice)....if YOU have seen "Shaun and Ed" throwing back shots at the Winchester, or if you've played video games with them into the wee hours of the morning..please tell them about your old buddy at B'hold Designs, and his wonderful, anti-zombie shirts, because the NEXT time the zombies come, there might not be any cricket bats at the ready. 

Aim high. Run fast.