Andy Brooks and Danny Stoeller's I CACTUS PHX

Holy Piñata
Artists: Danny Stoeller and Andy Brooks
Medium: Graphic Design

I CACTUS PHX is the marquee design of Holy Piñata, a Phoenix-based T-shirt company launched in 2008 by longtime friends Andy Brooks and Danny Stoeller. Besides being an homage to the ubiquitous I HEART NY rebus (which was borrowed from the Virginia is for Lovers motif), the I CACTUS PHX design is firmly rooted in Holy Piñata's charitable component (the company donates 10 percent of its proceeds to local charities).

So in other words, the message is this: I donated to a Phoenix charity and I love Phoenix and I got this shirt to prove it. As far as Holy Piñata is concerned, saguaros are so insanely unique they ought to be a required point of pride.

The countdown to Best of Phoenix continues! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix.  No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?

Imagine PHX, so far: 
100: Steven Revering's Westward Ho
99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography 
97. Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center89. Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain
88. Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang
87. Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix
86. Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper
85. Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape
84. Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact
83. Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen
82. Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel
81. Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur
80. Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast
79. Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows
78. Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre
77. Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee
76. Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell
75. Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3
74. Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro
73. Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp
72. Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center70. Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound66. Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest

And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email

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