Signalnoise CKDU poster

CKDU poster by James White

Here is a poster I designed for a friend’s fundraising rock show in support of local independent radio CKDU FM here in Halifax.

This poster started just over a week ago when I began experimenting with an organic multicolored background to see what sort of effect it might hold. I documented it a bit on my Twitter as I built the overlays, and kept chipping away at it on my own time.

Here are a few different iterations of the design as I progressed.

CKDU poster iterations by James White

For some reason, I’ve been wanting to design a poster with a giant polar bear for over a year now so when Tiina approached me to design a poster for this event, I thought it was a good opportunity to sneak it in. I wanted this to look Canadian, and there is certainly some Scott Hansen and Mike Orduna influence here with the wildlife and spray effects.

I will be adjusting this design over the next little while before it is made available in the Signalnoise Store. The show is happening on October 10th at Rock Garden here in Halifax.

Dark Inspiration #1: Dan Mumford

Dan Mumford

Dan Mumford

Dan Mumford

Dan Mumford

Dan Mumford

Happy October, the creepiest month of the year. I’ve always been pretty big into Halloween ever since I was a kid, and at 32 things haven’t changed too much. I still get dressed up in silly costumes and hang out with all my comic book pals who don the attire of obscure movie icons and superheroes. Great time.

That being said, for the month of October I will be mingling in some darker artwork into the blog stream. It’s no secret that I love metal and do a lot of research on the art and artists surrounding the genre that give it a distinct brutal identity.

For the first installment of Dark Inspiration we have Dan Mumford. Astoundingly detailed with his brutal imagery, Dan has worked with the likes of Trivium, Protest the Hero, The Black Dahlia Murder, Aborted, Funeral for a Friend, etc. Mumford takes no prisoners, and it’s easy to get lost in depths of his work. The images above are scaled down, so you have to hit his website to get the full impact.

Check out more of Dan’s work on his website as well as his Myspace.