When I received an email tip from “Gavin” that the BBC would be offering up a rescored version of DRIVE, I was instantly intrigued. Not only is DRIVE one of my favourite films (to the extent that I designed a poster for it back in 2011), but it offers one of the greatest and most appropriate soundtracks around. The fact that we’ll have an alternate take on the soundscape by BBC’s own Zane Lowe was very interesting.
If we’re going to have a re-imagined soundtrack… I felt it a perfect time to re-imagine my own DRIVE poster in support of the project. A lot has happened since 2011. My focus has shifted, my interests have changed and my skills have continued to evolve as an artist. My 2011 poster is where I was then… this is where I am now. You might notice a similar style here to my Overdrive Series launched a few months back.
The big question will inevitably be “Will this be offered up as a poster?”. And honestly, I don’t know yet. I went rogue on this one so I guess we’ll have to see. But for now, if you have access to the BBC be sure to check out the rescored DRIVE film airing on 30 October at 10pm. Best of luck, Zane!
Excited to reveal my piece for the ‘Last Exit to Springfield‘ art show at The Dart Gallery opening Friday, August 15.
I was super on the fence about my submission from the very start, since I haven’t been a giant fan of The Simpsons since the mid-90s… but I happened upon this fun idea while doodling one night and had to see it through. A keen eye would spot the obvious Milton Glaser spoof, which I thought fit pretty nicely with Krusty and his lengthy “career”. Without further babble, here are the art show and onsale details…
Opening reception: Friday, August 15, 2014 (Facebook Event)
Where: The Dart Gallery, 127A Portland Street, Dartmouth NS
Size: 18×24, Giclee print
Printed By: Static Medium, Los Angeles
Paper Type: Museo Textured Rag 285 gsm
Any prints that don’t sell at the opening reception will be sold online through the gallery on Monday, August 18. I’ll be sure to update this post and my Twitter with the link once they’re live. If you happen to miss out, I will have my personal APs for sale once the show closes, so there will be a couple of chances to snag this one.
Psyched to announce my official BUCK ROGERS poster collaboration with Grey Matter Art. What an absolute blast it was to work on this thing with such a fine group.
See, when I started school back in 1981 my parents bought me an awesome Buck Rogers lunchbox with an action-packed image of Buck, Deering and Tweeky. I carried that lunchbox with me to school every day for years. The show had aired when I was too young to see or remember it… but I recall my dad telling me who Buck was, which is really all I needed. So when Grey Matter approached me and asked what generation of Buck I wanted to illustrate, the decision was pretty clear.
Here are the official details about the poster straight from the top brass at Grey Matter Art…
Grey Matter Art has teamed up with artist James White for part two of their Buck Rogers series. James’s poster will go on sale Tuesday, August 19th at 1PM EDT. in the Grey Matter Art Shop.
Grey Matter Art are also doing a deal for this one too. If you purchase a James white poster, you can get a regular edition Dave Perillo Buck Rogers poster together for $60.00 or a variant for $65.00
Artist: James White
Size: 18×24/8 Color Screen Print
Edition: 79/$40.00Printed By: Seizure Palace
Regular Edition: 130 w/James White – $60.00
Variant Edition: 60 w/James White – $65.00
Details: 18×24 5 color Screen print (2 metallics on variant)
Printed By: Seizure Palace
Paper Type: Regular/Cougar NaturalVariant/Bright White
The Signalnoise print universe continues to grow, but this time we’re shifting away from pop culture to the neon-infused era of the vibrant 1980s. Get ready for pinks, glows, grids and sunsets as we introduce The Overdrive Series.
This collection includes 6 new colourful prints harkening back to a time ruled by Lamborghinis and Ray-Ban sunglasses. This series is printed at 5″ x 5″ on Museo Textured Rag 285 gsm by the fine people at Static Medium, Los Angeles. All prints are lovingly hand-signed and numbered by James White out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
This is a timed-release. Sets will be available online in the Signalnoise Store for 24 hours starting at 12pm EST on Wednesday, July 9th. When the sale ends, the final edition size will be tallied and the prints will be ordered. Full sets of 6 will be $50, and individual prints will be $10 a piece. Those who purchase full sets have a chance of getting the rare chaser print, randomly inserted. Print to be announced.
The Signalnoise series of prints tend to sell out quick, so this timed-release gives everyone an opportunity to grab the Overdrive Series during the 24-hour sale. Mark those calendars, and watch Twitter as we approach release time!
Thrilled to launch the poster I did for this year’s Outdoor Film Experience hosted by the Atlantic Film Festival. This year will feature films starring that girl from the bus, Sandra Bollock. Little known fact: SPEED is one of my favourite action films, and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.
I decided early on to do a hand-drawn style for this one, capturing Sandra’s elegant portrait.
Big thanks to my friends at the Atlantic Film Fest for rolling the dice on a hometown designer kid.
Playing with Power
Comma 8, Comma 1
Bringing it Home
After four consecutive sold out series’ comes the next instalment of fun prints from Signalnoise. I’m proud to announce the release of my most requested illustrations to date… the Console Series.
This collection includes 4 new colourful prints commemorating some wonderful video game and computing platforms of the past, all of which my family owned at some point. The Console Series has an edition of 100 and are measured at 5″ x 5″.
This series is printed on Museo Textured Rag 285 gsm by the fine people at Static Medium, Los Angeles. All prints are lovingly hand-signed, numbered, packed and shipped by James White out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Mark your calendars! The Console Series will be available on Thursday, January 30th at 1pm EST in The Signalnoise Store. Sets are $35 and individual prints are $10 each.
Here’s another one to be filed under: posters that never were.
Earlier this year we were in talks with the studio before the theatrical release of THE EVIL DEAD (remake). We expressed my interest in the movie, and being a big fan of the original film I really wanted to take a crack at an alternative art poster. I was SO gung-ho that I developed the concept above (with the aid of my buddy, Dave Howlett) to get them excited about the project.
Hand drew the image and went crazy with the cross-hatch. I wanted the poster to have the same aesthetic as the pages of the Necronomicon.
Everything started well but, like so many of these things go, the licensing process ground to a halt until we eventually gave up. Too bad, because I really like the concept on this one.
Muhammad Ali, regular edition.
Muhammad Ali, gold “Championship” edition.
Initial digital sketch and a WIP shot.
The Louisville Lip. The People’s Champion. The Greatest. Here’s a poster design I created honouring the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. This is yet another poster that wasn’t, but maybe could be…
The brass over at Mystery Box (who happens to be a huge Ali fan) struck up a conversation with the licensing people at the Ali camp and we’ve been in talks for quite some time. I designed this poster right at the beginning to grease the wheels, but proceedings have been sluggish. So we decided to release the design to see if Ali fans might spark interest. We have big plans for this one, gold ink and all that. The “Championship” Edition. But to get the numbers right takes a lot of planning.
Seen above are the 2 colour versions I put together, as well as my initial digital sketch and in-progress vector shot. Spent a lot of time getting those shapes just right, and added some smooth halftones for dimension. Needed it just right to honour the champ.
Anyway, we’re hoping to make this one a reality at some point.