Ben Holmes is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Film Synopsis

All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal….

About the Artist

Ben is a Freelance Illustrator living and working in London, UK who originally studied architecture before the discovery of photoshop led him into the amazing world of Digital Illustration.  Combining traditional hand drawn and watercolours with digital painting his love of film and TV has resulted in many alternative poster designs.  Most notably he created artwork for the Steelbook release of Nightcrawler and won an international alternative movie competition held by FilmDoo.

Clients include Shortlist Magazine, Movie Pilot, The Film Stage and Entertainment One

Why did you choose this film?

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is one of the greatest comedy films ever made. Most of my work is a bit more serious in tone so when Alternative Movie Posters got in touch I jumped at the chance to do something I’m not normally used to. Plus, who could ever pass up the opportunity to draw John Candys’ face!

Be sure to check out all of Ben’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this Comedy classic real soon.

Ben Holmes

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