Coming soon: The Signalnoise Source

Signalnoise Source by James White

It’s been a little while since I talked about what personal projects I have been working on, so I wanted to dedicate a post to just that. I’ve had a few freelance gigs and travel plans on the go over the past month or so which left me with little time to flush out my own work, but the ideas have been spinning and I’m excited to be at a point where I can talk about what’s coming up.

While attending FITC Toronto last month something important was said by Zachary Lieberman and Golan Levin during their presentation Art, Gesture, Computation, Framework. The quote was repeated throughout other presentations during the event:

“D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) is great, but I prefer D.I.W.O. which means Do It With Others.”

Great point there. Since the event I have been trying to map out a project where others can dissect from what I do, and learn by example. A tricky task given my main outlet of contact with the creative community is via the web.

Signalnoise Source by James White

So I have begun work on something I’m really excited to get out there, entitled The Signalnoise Source: Vol. 1. This is a DVD release I have been working on over the past bit and will contain around 10 PSD files of compositions (and maybe a few other goodies) at 100dpi with all layers and effects intact for users to see how I go about building my work. My poster PSDs will not be included, the files will be custom-made for this release and maybe a few other pieces I have kicking around the hard drive. A couple of examples can be seen above.

The sole purpose of The Signalnoise Source DVD set is to help others, it’s as simple as that. I’m going to try and get as much cool stuff as I can on there, as this is something I’ve never had the opportunity to pursue before. The price tag is still up in there air as yet.

Stay tuned as I continue work on this, I’ll keep you posted and I can’t wait to get this into the Signalnoise Store, and furthermore into peoples’ hands.


  1. This is a great idea, would love to see this sort of thing catch on! Could be a very valuable resource for many.

  2. I am super excited about this. I adore learning about other artist’s thought processes and ways of working. Can’t wait to buy a copy!

  3. Man, can’t wait to see what will be on the disc. Great idea James!

  4. Great idea of combining a (relatively) old medium of DVDs with (relatively) new web based stuff. Plus, you’re really being a vanguard for a new generation of democratized content providers. Way to go, man—we really appreciate it!

  5. John

    :D that’s awesome.

    I take it the work is going well on your new MBPro?
    I’ve heard questionable things about the combination of Glossy Screens and doing artwork.

    Where do you stand on the whole matte screen vs. glossy screens?

  6. How about as a licensable AIR App? then you could pump new PSD comps into it for subscribers?

  7. Scott

    awesome idea!

  8. Miharbi

    Can’t wait for it.

  9. Amy

    This will be great, James! I am looking forward to it!

  10. Alex R.

    great initiative mate , congrats , it’s nice to see people who want to help others :)
    looking forward to seing the DVD
    take care

  11. Henry

    As a fan of your work, This cant sound more perfect.

  12. John

    Wow! I just stumbled on your website by searching through Flickr & I have to say that your work is amazing! I am a somewhat novice user & this would help me & others so much. I love your “AWESOME” piece!

  13. Great, I would really love to donwload this as soon as it’s available.

  14. Would love to be updated on when you release this. Cheers!

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