Tron Legacy poster by James White

Tron Legacy poster by James White

I’ve been wanting to create this poster for the better part of a year now, after seeing the shaky video of the Tron 2 footage that appeared online last year. But with all of the new materials released last week, concept images and the brilliant trailer for Tron Legacy, I finally had enough reference material to create my own poster for the film. The trailer is packed with lovely neon lights and television screen feedback, which are elements I love incorporating into my work.

You can check out a larger version of the poster right here.

This isn’t official by any means, but it would certainly be a dream job to design a poster for the film, especially since they slated the mighty Daft Punk to create the score. So if anyone at Disney reads this, give me a call :)

This poster won’t be added to the Signalnoise Store because of obvious copyright issues, but I will see what I can do to get these into peoples’ hands.

62 Comments

  1. Amazing work, love it. I could not think of a better graphic designer than you for this kind of universe, and this movie…

    I work in the movie industry, you *could* try contacting http://www.bltomato.com/, who make lots of posters for Disney…

    Cheers :)

  2. Peter Nudo

    This right here, is amazing :) Great work James.

  3. Hi
    This is really a high quality work. Really appreciate it

  4. Love your work, and you’re definitely the right person for the official poster(s) – I’m tempted to set up my own online petition to gather support… ;-)

  5. INCREDIBLE….perfect!

    I expected waiting for this moment

  6. Love it, hope you get contacted by Disney!

  7. Great work James, can you tell us a little bit about how you made it? is it all Photoshop or do you also use Illustrator or something else?

  8. Diego M. Gomes

    Wau, really amazing.
    They definitely should call you.
    Congratulations!

  9. Scott

    Unreal. The circle in the middle is really well made. Did you do that in 2d or 3d?

  10. james (Author)

    Mad thanks for all the support, gang. Very much appreciated.

    Romain, thanks so much for the heads-up on the poster company. Can’t believe the amount of work those guys churn out.

    Robin, I really appreciate the thought. Thanks so much :)

    Baldur and Scott, I created the disc in Illustrator using the trailer as a reference. I tried to get the concept as close to the film as possible. The floor pattern was also created in Illustrator. Outside of that, it was all Photoshop for effects and textures.

  11. You’re a perfect match for the look of the new Tron. Retro yet undoubtedly modern. This is great, bold and simple.

  12. That looks fantastic!

  13. damn, that’s annoying! I was trying to create a tron inspired wallpaper today… and it sucks compared to this =P

    really good, you got the trails just right. I don’t like the way they just meet and stop like that though, some cool blurry lighty thingy would look better maybe?

  14. Steve

    I got to say, I’m not impressed. I love your work and I even have one of your posters, the C64 one.

    This one just doesn’t capture Tron for me.

    The original poster for Tron: http://www.tofslie.com/hey/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/tron-poster.jpg Looks more like your style.

  15. Ron

    Fantastic job, I’m sure you’ll be making plenty more Tron art by the time the movie comes around.

  16. aqm

    James – this is so awesome!

  17. I’ve been following your blog for a while, amazing work. I love this poster design.
    So when are you going to be doing the real posters? I’d love to see your style up there, makes a change from the floating head designs!

    By the way, I can’t wait for tron legacy…daft punk were basically born to do this :)

  18. Cameron

    That is incredibly swish James! I kinda missed the boat with Tron, but looking at that makes me want to swim on after it!! Fantastic job!! Hopefully Disney take you up on it! It would be there loss!

  19. Mike

    This would be a superb wallpaper.

  20. Once again, a nice composition! Would love too see a couple detail shots, get some of the intricacy from the background involved!
    Lovin’ it!

  21. Matt McRae

    Fantastic work James. You would be the perfect guy to do the posters for the movie. Maybe we should all write to Disney or do a petition like that other guy said. Daft Punk doing the soundtrack was such an inspired move as well!

  22. they’ll call you or not – either way you’ve already got yourself a lot of attention on Web by doing this one ;) great concept and great works overall, congrats :)

  23. Kie

    Nice work there James… I’ll give that a plug on my blog I think :)

  24. mb

    That’s real nice. The new film looks awesome!

  25. lovely, I hope someone at Disney soon call you ;)

  26. Nuggsy

    Unlike Steve, I think that this hits the mark perfectly. It keeps in mind the design aspect and crisp nature of the updated visuals for the sequel, while also referencing the two most exciting things about the original – the lightcycles and discs.

    The original poster certainly has a distinctly retro feel to it these days – as does the film itself. I don’t know if Disney will be able to top you on this one. Your design is simply too badass.

  27. gwilkes

    I enjoy the design quite a bit, but there’s something unsettling about the placement of different elements that makes everything look a bit off center. Does anyone else see what I’m seeing? It looks like the individual parts are centered (top text, graphic, and bottom text), but the poster as a whole is thrown a bit askew.

    Maybe I’m crazy.

  28. Amazing ! I love it.

  29. Taylor

    No it looks like to me that the focal point is just slightly off center. But I like it. It gives the piece tension and makes me a little nervous, scared, and edgy.

  30. infectedrobot

    amazing, you have fiound the essence of tron legacy man

    your work is awsome

  31. John

    Even if you cant sell it, you could always ‘wallpaper’ it ^_~ .

  32. Mike

    I think this is really awesome. You did a really great job with this – I’m digging the poster a lot. Nice work!

  33. Great work! Any chance to get one?

  34. -S

    I’d love to buy two of those large posters…

  35. rKy

    love the poster i thing ill printed it to my room really good

  36. This picture is AMAZING ! I love your use of the bright neon colors , hope this becomes the official poster for Tron : )

  37. Awesome poster, just saw at at Cameron Mills Site

  38. nice work..keep on going…
    just a game…

  39. Lee

    Netflix isn’t as concerned about copyright issues as you are, apparently. They’re using your poster on their Tron Legacy page…

    http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Tron_Legacy/70124805?trkid=438381

  40. james (Author)

    Lee, thanks for the heads up. I’ll be contacting Netflix to let them know that’s not official.

  41. I am so blown away at how terrific the content is on this web site. I have saved this webpage and I truly plan on coming back to the site in the upcoming days. Great job keep up the great work!

  42. Hi James,

    As a HUGE fan of the original Tron and getting increasingly excited about Legacy, I’ve set up a blog counting down to release date – thelegacyoftron.blogspot.com Hope you don’t mind but I’ve featured this fantastic poster and linked back to your blog – you’ve got some bloody good stuff on here, so I hope it helps in a little way to get you some more exposure!

  43. You should just release the illustration without the logo :). haha

    I’d love that as a poster in my room :)

  44. MK1 Ben

    Mate this is really nice work, You should be very proud of yourself. I actually think what I’m most impressed with is the composition. Keep up the good work James!

  45. Thumbs up from Denmark right there…

    Steven

  46. David

    For sure, the score of Tron Legacy will be greate !

  47. Crux

    This is one of the best unofficial movie posters I’ve ever seen. I think your art is one of the best out there James!!!

  48. Your work is amazing, always a source of inspiration. The Tron poster is awesome, it’s better than any official poster.

  49. Its been a pleasure following your work. Great Inspiration!

    Thank You.

  50. All your work gives me the warm fuzzies and this Tron poster does no less. Like technicolor gone modern but holds the bold and memorable emotion that will keep me coming back for more.

    As a side note, I simply cannot wait until the new Tron movie comes out later this year!

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