Signalnoise Retro Poster competition

I’m excited to announce the launch of the Signalnoise Retro Poster Competition. I always enjoy having little contests and giveaways here on the blog and on Twitter, but up until now there has been very little participation outside of commenting or retweeting. That changes now, the floor will be given to you to design your own retro or vintage poster. Here are the simple guidelines on how you enter:

1. Download the poster template (PSD, 44k).
2. Design your retro or vintage inspired poster.
3. Upload your poster to the Signalnoise Flickr group with “Signalnoise Retro Poster Competition entry” written somewhere in the description.
4. Eat a sandwich, you deserve it after all your hard work.

So, what will you win? I wanted to offer a bunch of goodies to make this competition really worth while, so I will be awarding the winner a bunch of posters not available in the Signalnoise Store and some other fun stuff. Here is the rundown of the gear you see in the photo above:

Tron Legacy poster, 18 x 24
Wordburglar poster, 18 x 24
FITC Awards Party poster, 18 x 24
Broadcast art show poster, 18 x 24
2010 mini poster, 11 x 17 canvas print
Signalnoise Classic t-shirt in your size
• 4 gold foil Signalnoise logo stickers
• 4 Signalnoise logo stickers
• 3 Signalnoise wordmark stickers
• 4 Signalnoise buttons

The deadline for entries will be midnight on November 15, 2010 (competition now closed). Anyone can enter and you may create as many entries as you wish. Once we reach the deadline I will judge all entries to select 5 honorable mentions and the 1 grand prize winner who will receive all the loot you see above. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with, best of luck!

EDIT: Competition is now closed. I’ll be posting the entries in the next few days. Stay tuned!

The Salvation Army & Signalnoise + Giveaway

I’m really excited to announce the launch of the Salvation Army + Signalnoise Blood & Fire t-shirt now available for purchase at WARdrobe Army Apparel. It’s always been my goal to find suitable projects where I can do the work I enjoy and it gets used for a wonderful cause. The Salvation Army is a perfect fit and I was thrilled when they contacted me, great people doing great work all over the world and I’m stoked to be a part of their growing line of apparel. The shirt begins shipping on the 22nd.

100% of the proceeds of this t-shirt will benefit the street meal service provided by The Salvation Army Cariboo Hill.  Their volunteer team provides over 600 hot meals a week to those in need on the corner of Main and Hastings in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver BC. Here’s a bit about the shirt and the project:

Printed with waterbase discharge inks and metallic gold trim on pre-shrunk, super soft Alstyle 5301and metallic gold trim 100% ring-spun cotton. Available in Black or Light Blue. Some other notable Artists involved on the project are Hydro74, Barton Damer, Matt Stevens, Los Fokos, Zombie Yeti, Invisible Creature and Joshua Belanger.

Buy a shirt and win a Signalnoise poster

And to make matters even better, if you order a Blood & Fire t-shirt within the next week you will be entered to win one of 2 Signalnoise posters of your choice (the Tron Legacy poster is included in that selection). I will be announcing the 2 winners on Signalnoise Broadcast 22, which will air next week on Thursday, September 23rd at 3pm EST. Tune in to hear the big announcement, and best of luck!

A big shout out to my good pal Fulton Hawk over at The Salvation Army for making this project happen. Keep rockin’, brother!

Tron Legacy: New trailer and giveaway!

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m currently on a small trip outside the city to do some relaxing and wasn’t planning on getting back to the blog until my return, but as you can imagine I’m pretty excited about this new trailer for Tron Legacy released at the San Diego Comic Con. Disney is doing a great job of showing us a few more bits with every new release, and this trailer doesn’t disappoint. Just look at all that tasty neon action, love it.

Tron Legacy poster giveaway!

I have a few copies of my Tron Legacy poster left over from a small print run last year, and I think it’s about time for another Signalnoise giveaway. Let’s keep it simple, just drop a comment on this post and you will be entered into the draw to win 1 of 2 Tron Legacy posters. Just one comment per person, or you will risk getting booted out. This contest will go until next Wednesday (July 28) and I will announce the 2 winners on the Signalnoise Broadcast the following day, Thursday at 3pm EST.

Good luck, kids!

Signalnoise and Abduzeedo: World Collabs 3

I’m pretty excited about this team-up with the mighty Abduzeedo for World Collabs #3. I was asked by Aloa to take part in this segment and supply them with a fully layered PSD document for participants to download, remix and reinvent into their own unique creations. Collaborations are something I truly believe in, and what better way of collaborating then with a bunch of people at once?

I constructed the above image using elements from previous works, both used and unused. I didn’t make this an easy process with all my overlays and glows as I really want the participants to push themselves and beat these things into a creation of their own, much like my own process. :)

Tip: Analyze the layers and effects, turn them on and off to see what they are doing. Create a new PSD document at the same size and resolution, then start sliding the layers into the new PSD one by one. This way you can see the individual elements at work instead of simply sliding them around. How can you change the idea and composition?

Swing on over to to the post on Abduzeedo, The World Collabs #3 with James White to read the rules, grab the PSD and check out the submission details. I’m really excited to see what people come up with using the elements I supplied.

Abduzeedo 3rd Year Anniversary poster

Abduzeedo 3rd Year poster by James White

Abduzeedo 3rd Year poster by James White

Fabio Sasso and the bang-up team over at Abduzeedo are celebrating their 3rd year this month. 3 years is a long time of sharing inspiration, tutorials, advice and design news around the web and the team shows no sign of letting up. Fabio asked me to participate in the celebration by means of a poster giveaway, and since he has been an amazing supporter of me and my work for a few years now I am hugely honored to be a part of the big event. Shown above is my Abduzeedo 3rd Year Anniversary poster.

The inspiration behind this one is fairly simple: 2001: A Space Odyssey mixed with the Star Trek movie posters by Bob Peak I posted last week. I spent a considerable amount of time building the radium lines in this design, and the PSD file topped 1.4 GB near the end, probably my largest yet.

The massive giveaway is underway with lots of amazing prizes including three copies of this poster, so swing on over to Abduzeedo for your chance to win.

Happy 3 years, Abduzeedo! Here’s to many more.

VIPs – Very Important Pixels

VIPs: Very Important Pixels

VIPs: Very Important Pixels

VIPs: Very Important Pixels

VIPs: Very Important Pixels

VIPs: Very Important Pixels

I was having trouble sleeping last night so I decided to pop online for a while to hunt down some visual gems. I happened upon the website of Kristof Saelen entitled VIPs * Very Important Pixels. I’ve seen similar pixel drawings of celebrities and things before, but was struck by the likenesses Kristof can achieve with little squares. Just look at that Kubrick, it’s bang on.

Being a fan of all things 8-bit (or 16-bit), these little guys provided a hilarious moment to my late-night surfing. Kristof is also hosting a contest on his Twitter to win a pixel drawing of yourself. You can BET I’m entering :)

Check out Very Important Pixels for more little guys, as well as Kristof Salen’s website.

Tron Legacy giveaway on Abduzeedo

Tron Legacy by James White Abduzeedo

Tron Legacy poster by James White

I’m happy to announce that Signalnoise has teamed up with the mighty Abduzeedo to host a Tron Legacy poster giveaway.

To enter is simple, swing by the post on Abduzeedo and leave Fabio a comment. You will have the chance to win one of two posters. Pretty easy :)

Big thanks to Fabio for putting this on!

Signalnoise retweet contest today!

Signalnoise Retweet contest

To celebrate the launch of my two newest posters, I will be having a contest today to give away copies of Awesome and Liquid Gold 77. One winner will receive a copy of Awesome, another winner will receive Liquid Gold 77. Winners will be selected at random.

The guidelines are simple, I will announce the retweet phrase at 11:30am Atlantic time on my Twitter, at which point all you have to do is retweet the phrase once to enter. You will have 10 minutes. Pretty easy, huh?

Update: Contest has ended. Thanks to everyone who entered.