Broadcast: The art of James White

The next couple of weeks are going to be really busy and exciting as I prepare for a couple of events, both of which are happening on the same day.

As you can see by the poster above, I will be having my first official art show on April 25th at Resistor Gallery in Toronto. Check out the Facebook event page. I’m excited to showcase somewhere between 12 and 15 of my art pieces printed to canvas. I’ve never done canvas prints before, and will only be doing one of each for the show. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. The show is called Broadcast, same name as my online design discussions. Here are the details:

Broadcast: The art of James White
April 25 – 28, 2010
Opening reception: April 25, 7pm
Resistor Gallery, 284 College Street, 2nd floor (see map)

On top of that, the art show will be taking place on the first day of FITC Toronto where I will also be doing a presentation entitled ‘Back to the Future’ on the morning of April 25th at 10am. My talk will involve some inspirational designs from the past and present, a showcase of my work, a short technical section where I walk through one of my process, some of the online tools I use to get my work out there, and a small advice section for aspiring designers. It will be a great time, I hope you can make it.

I’m looking forward to these two Signalnoise events, and have been for the past few months as I made the necessary preparations. The Broadcast poster above will also be available once I get some posters printed in the next week or so.

Looking forward to meeting all those who attend :) See you soon, Toronto!

In addition: FITC Toronto is also holding a gallery opening entitled Barricade at Function 13 on April 25th featuring the work of James Paterson, James Braithwaite and Jeremy Felker, 156 Augusta Avenue. Two cool events on the same night, Toronto!

Inspiration: Matt W. Moore

When it comes to color, you just can’t top Maine-based artist and all-around nice guy Matt W. Moore. I’ve been a fan of Matt’s for quite some time after seeing his work in Computer Arts Magazine (and others) over and over, with his sharp triangles and vibrant linework.

Matt just posted his latest client work for Ray Ban which saw him designing a set of custom shades along with that wicked mural posted above. Go, Matt, go!

It’s hard to talk about the scale of Matt’s work as he is constantly updating his Twitter with new art shows, projects, murals, publications . . . the list goes on. He probably finished 2 more pieces of art in the time it took me to write this post. For the full onslaught, swing by his official site, MWM Graphics. Beware, you’re eyeballs will be fried.

A new

A new

If you’ve been following me on Twitter you would have probably seen me bitching about code over the past little while, and here is why. I’m happy to announce that the new version of is now live, and you’re looking at it right now.

I’m a real bugger when it comes to my own website. Instead of trying to add a bunch of new features and cool things, I’m always one to start taking as many things out of the design as possible. The previous version of Signalnoise was super streamlined as I really don’t want unnecessary clutter all over the place. Content is king around here and I intend to keep it that way. I’m also the kind of guy who gets set in his ways, so the design and palette for this new version greatly resembles the previous mostly so I don’t have to get used to some new crazy thing. It’s like my old website decided to go to the gym.

Also, I’ve installed the WPTouch plugin, so Signalnoise is now optimized for viewing on your iPhone.

The previous website took me about 3 months of tinkering before it was complete, and I’ve realized the only way to sufficiently iron out all the wrinkles is to get the site online so we can use it to it’s full extent. I know there are already a few little things that need my attention in the design so if you see any weirdness over the next few days, I assure you I’m on it.

That being said, welcome to the new!