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About sidestreetsam

Sam Hallmark ~ Graphic Designer ● Conceptual Design ● Animation ● Multi-Media ● Music ● Desert Wind Graphics was established in 1994 as an affordable graphic design solution for a wide range of clients. From conceptual media, storyboards, print collaterals, logo design, multi-media presentations, animation, engineering, technical, marketing , advertising and corporate image packages, Desert Wind Graphics will fulfill your design needs for projects both big and small. With over twenty-five years of design experience I can provide you with access to a unique skill set that will deliver your project on time, within budget and on target! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding your graphic design needs.

Dos Cabezas (Two-Heads)

Here is my latest desert painting entitled “Dos Cabezas” (Two-Heads) found in the In-Ko-Pah Mountains in East San Diego county. ©2017 Sam Hallmark. Acrylics – 24″ x 48″. ~ sidestreetsam 

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Seldom Seen Sam ~ Mouse History

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Seldom Seen Sam ~ Balance

~ Happy New Year to All! ~ sidestreetsam    

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First Assignment ~ 1994

During the combat phase of Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) the U.S. Army began implementing the first field operational version of a GPS (Global Positioning System). Unfortunately that first unit was barely portable and was saddled with … Continue reading

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New Artwork for the “Forty-four Views of Mt. Signal”

Work continues on a series of digital prints in various formats, all based on views of Mount Signal. Mount Signal was used by the early Pioneers and Native Americans as a landmark to help guide them through the desert. On a … Continue reading

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“Forty-four Views of Mt. Signal” ~ Work continues on the desert series of prints…

I’m working on a series of digital prints in various formats, all based on views of Mount Signal. Mount Signal was used by the early Pioneers and Native Americans as a landmark to help guide them through the desert. On a … Continue reading

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“Jasper says…” Book Release Party Planned for October 24th

Jasper has a new book! That’s right, folks! Jasper has just come out with his first book, “Jasper Says…” The book release party will be held from 9am to 2pm, October 24th, at the Community Church of Poway, United Church … Continue reading

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New Artwork ~ Triptych – View of Mt. Signal from Ocotillo

~ Howdy, Folks! Here is some new artwork composed in CorelDraw X3. Enjoy! Triptych – View of Mt. Signal from Ocotillo ~ © 2015 Sam Hallmark ~ Pencil / Digital ~ sidestreetsam

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“Jasper Says…” Book Release Party Scheduled for October 24th!

Jasper has a new book! That’s right, folks! Jasper has just come out with his first book, “Jasper Says…” The book release party will be held from 9am to 2pm, October 24th, at the Community Church of Poway, United Church … Continue reading

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The Return of the Phantom Blot

~ A little something from my retro-past. Originally appeared in Gold Key’s Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories, Vol. 24, No. 8, May 1964. “The Return of the Phantom Blot”  ©2015 Sam Hallmark – 6.75″ x 6.0″ – Gouache ~sidestreetsam

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