WarGames poster for Skuzzles

WAR GAMES poster by James White

WAR GAMES poster by James White

WAR GAMES Regular Edition

WAR GAMES poster by James White

WAR GAMES “Green CRT” Variant Edition

WAR GAMES poster by James White

WAR GAMES poster by James White

Early concept sketches.

WAR GAMES poster by James White

Initial digital sketch and colour study.

WAR GAMES poster by James White

An early version of the poster, including a can of TAB.

Oh man, here we go. I’m super proud to release a poster for one of my favourite childhood movies, WARGAMES (1983). I was approached by the crack team at Skuzzles and was absolutely honoured when they asked me to design this thing. Almost dropped the phone, no foolin’. This is my first officially commissioned movie poster outside of my work with Mystery Box. And this is printed by the totally badass DL Screenprinting. Hands are shaking just typing this.

Above you can see the regular edition as well as the special “Green CRT” variant. SO much green in there man, just like the computer screens of old. So lets cut right to the chase and post some details straight from Skuzzles High Command…

The Details

We are really excited to be announcing our latest addition to the Skuzzles poster family.  We reached out to another of our fellow axe-wielding, plaid covered, maple syrup chugging Canadian, James White of Signalnoise, to create an officially licensed limited edition screen print for the 1983 cult classic WARGAMES.   This Academy Award nominated hit starring Matthew Broderick, was one of the first movies to expose “hacker culture” on the big screen and featured the use of the IMSAI 8080 microcomputer and a 212A (Cermetek) modem.  It was no surprise that James’ artwork completely nailed the feel of the movie combining the digital tech, military and character aspects of the film.  When James presented us the idea of his variant to compliment his incredible stylish regular we were completely on board.  The end result of the variant gives the perception you are looking at a monochrome CRT computer monitor aka “Green Screen”.

We can’t wait to hear your reactions when you see these war games screen prints in person.  Such an amazing look to this print.

WARGAMES Regular Edition

  •        Price $45
  •        Size 36″ x 24″ – 5 color screen print
  •        Edition size of 165
  •        Printing by DL Screenprinting
  •        Artwork by James White – Signalnoise

WARGAMES “Green CRT” Variant Edition

  •        Price $60
  •        Size 36″ x 24″ – 5 color screen print
  •        Edition size of 70
  •        Printing by DL Screenprinting
  •        Artwork by James White – Signalnoise

GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR BEGINS (screen prints on sale) on Tuesday July 23 @ 12:00PM Eastern Time on our homepage. Join our mailing list  or follow us on twitter @SKUZZLESCAN for announcements.

9 Comments

  1. Really like this James – about time someone did a decent WarGames poster.

  2. Kudos, James! Your foray into the dark forest of movie poster creation wasn’t a failed one, just slower going than you anticipated, eh?

    Both versions look great. You certainly did the film justice.

  3. A really nice poster james.You did a great job ;)

  4. I am buying one. Lovely work.

  5. Technically, C++ was still known as “C with Classes” right up until the year the movie came out. My propeller beanie is whirling with rage right now.

    Seriously though, this is my favorite one yet. The details come together perfectly and I can’t get enough of the color palette, although the “Green CRT” version is bad ass in its own right. I actually don’t quite know which one I prefer.

    I think the best compliment I can give is admitting that this comment took over 10 minutes to write because I kept scrolling back up to stare at the work. Spectacular work.

  6. This is super nice work, and if you don’t mind me saying so, a step up in quality from your usual work. Great job.

  7. Wow, man. What a spectacular piece of work! I love the symmetrical yet interestingly asymmetrical composition, and of course the landscape orientation is epic.

    It’s high time somebody gave War Games the props it deserves! Gonna go see if it’s on Netflix…

  8. Joseph, I just did the same thing, and it’s not (at least not for streaming).

  9. Hey James,
    I was just wondering, being that the sketches were in portrait format, what changed your decision to go landscape with this poster?? or was that the intention right from the conception of it??

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