DRIVE poster details and availability

I’m being hit from all sides this past week regarding information on my DRIVE poster. Most of the emails, tweets and Facebook notes are asking the same questions so an official update on the blog is in order to get the information out there on all fronts. So, here’s how things will be going down.

The DRIVE posters are currently being set up over at Bounty Print in Halifax on their giant 6-colour Heidleberg press. They will be printed at 22″ x 28″ on Starbrite Velvet 80lb cover. Additionally, There will be a very small run of 24″ x 36″ oversized DRIVE posters available on semi-gloss poster stock. If you are looking at getting one of these ones on launch day I urge you to act fast as the numbers will be very low.

Here are the summarized details:

DRIVE poster launch: January 19, 2012. 1pm EST in the Signalnoise Store.
22″ x 28″ posters, edition of 300: $50.00 + shipping
24″ x 36″ posters, edition of 30: $90.00 + shipping

The Signalnoise Store will be activated on launch day to purchase the DRIVE posters. The absolute best way to get a head start is to follow my Twitter, as I will be posting the news as soon as they are available. To dispel any rumours, there is no lottery and the DRIVE posters will be available first come, first served. Mark your calendars.

If you have any questions, I urge you to ask via the comments on this post and I will update with any details needed. A huge thanks for all the interest in this design, everyone. This is the largest Signalnoise poster launch to date and the response so far has been amazing.






45 responses to “DRIVE poster details and availability”

  1. Thomas Wilson Avatar

    I have been wanting this for so long. Color me excited. And pink.

  2. Nik Bishop Avatar
    Nik Bishop

    I’ll be at the ready, got a frame perfect for one of the big ones! Thanks for the info!

  3. Luke Avatar

    Man! I wish that I could buy one. But thats just to expensive to a college kid. :(

  4. Joe Avatar

    Very nice. Captures the aesthetic of the time period that inspired this film. Curious to know, are these posters done with “permission” from the film studio etc, or are you simply paying homage? I’m generally intrigued to know how these sorts of collaborations happen, or if they are collaborations at all. For instance, does the film studio require a cut of sales? I understand if you’re not at liberty to say, but thought I’d ask anyway… we’re all here to learn! Cheers.

  5. Brandon Weiss Avatar
    Brandon Weiss

    Awesome! Just out of curiosity, why are the two sizes different aspect ratios?

  6. james Avatar

    Joe, this is an official DRIVE poster approved by FilmDistrict. My agent went through all the steps to get this thing official. A license fee is involved, as is the case with all posters involved with a franchise. I never sell anything without the proper permission of those who own the property.

    Brandon, the largest the Heidelberg press can run is 22×28. My original intent was to do a smaller size of 18×24, but if I could get a larger size I was going to do it. Both are standard frame sizes.

  7. Dan Avatar

    Would love to see this as a SNBC PSD breakdown, or at least a general overview of the thought process that went into it. Nice work as usual.

  8. Ryan Avatar

    I’m wondering about the semi-gloss poster paper. I just have nothing in my collection printed on such paper. I hope i get a chance to see it in person…. and I hope it rules as much as I expect it will.

    Question: Will either size have a white boarder or are they printed to the edge?

  9. james Avatar

    Dan, the thought process was pretty simple: watch the film and try to capture the vibe into a single, character-based image. If you see the original post I have a few in-progress shots.

    Ryan, the essentially have the same finish as a standard movie poster. It’s not a shiny gloss, more of a satiny finish. And yes, all of my work has the white border. I prefer that over a bleed.

  10. yancy Avatar

    I realize this is a crazy suggestion in the poster world, but here goes. Since you think they’re going to fly off the shelves (and inevitably wind up on eBay at a significant markup), why not print more than 300? Is there some rational reason for false scarcity, or is it just a part of the collector mentality that I’ll never understand? Assuming I get one, I’ll cherish my Drive print just as much no matter if 300 or 3,000 other people have one.

  11. james Avatar

    Yancy, the edition of 300 has everything to do with cost. Before the posters even reach my online store I need to ensure I can pay for the production/shipping of them. I’m a small, 1-man company so 300 is much easier to manage than 3000. I need to know (not assume) that my products will sell before I produce them. It’s a delicate balance.

  12. Bradley J. Dixon Avatar
    Bradley J. Dixon

    When you say it’ll launch at “a random time”, will this be announced ahead of time? I live in Australia and it’ll be difficult to stay on my computer all night pressing F5 hoping that I’m on at the right time. A heads-up will make it fairer for everybody, but it’s your sale and I won’t presume to tell you how to run it!

    Either way, thanks for putting the poster up for sale – it’s a great design.


  13. Esther Avatar

    haha great. I’m in love with your design and have had this site on RSS for weeks waiting for when you’d announce that you’d be selling this poster. But those prices are astronomically out of my budget.

    Would you ever consider printing a 11×17 size poster for less?

  14. Morgan Avatar

    If these posters sell fast, can we expect another run in the near future?

  15. Jenni Avatar

    Could you please let me know the shipping cost to United Kingdom for the smaller poster?
    Many thanks :)

  16. james Avatar

    Jenni, I really don’t know. My posters will be shipping from Merchline in Florida. Go to my store and contact them directly, they can probably help you out.

  17. james Avatar

    Esther and Morgan, another run is not out of the question but that depends solely on how this first run does. I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted.

  18. Matt Avatar

    Will they be signed and/or numbered?

  19. ruliphotoart Avatar

    do u ship orders outside the states?

  20. Jake Avatar

    With the high cost of these posters, I would hope a second run is not produced. Knowing you have one out of 300 (or 30), makes it more special in most people’s mind, than one out of 1000. Please take a page from Mondo and create a limited edition collectible, instead of Sideshow Toys, who now takes pre-orders and then sets the edition size.

    Or atleast if a second run is made, change up the colors or do something to identify it as a second printing (like comic books do).

    Either way this poster is great and really captures the feeling of “Drive”.

  21. Jarmel Avatar

    hi, can you specify the time zone when you say sometime in the afternoon?


  22. james Avatar

    Matt, yes. All 300 has been signed and numbered.

    Ruliphotoart, my fulfillment company ships worldwide.

    Jake, depending on the success of these posters, a colour-variant run has not been ruled out.

    Jarmel, I go my Eastern time. The same as New York.

  23. dc Avatar

    what’s the difference in quality and look between the smaller posters printed on the 6-color press and the larger ones which are a digital print?

  24. Christopher R Avatar
    Christopher R

    I managed to get a 24″ x 36″ poster. Can’t wait for it to arrive.

    Will it be signed? I see the smaller posters are but not sure about the bigger ones.

    All the best

  25. Craig Avatar

    James, this poster is incredible. I hate I missed out on the limited run. Here’s hoping the demand is overwhelming enough to justify a larger second printing.

  26. Keith Avatar

    Wow, this poster is incredible. Shame they are all sold out, i will keep an eye on your twitter to see if you do another run. I will definatly be buying one.

  27. Anthony Avatar

    I can’t believe I missed this… here’s hoping for a second printing, this piece is beautiful.

  28. Kev Avatar

    Amazing. Fan art! Makes me want to rewatch the movie. Can you share which font you used for this poster DRIVE text?

  29. John Avatar

    Hi James, Missed out too, and would love a second printing or I’d even buy one of the returned damaged ones (shipping companies fault, not james’) off yourself if you’d like.

  30. tighe Avatar

    sooOOoooOOooo coooooooool… also wondering if there will be a second printing.. thanks

  31. Jonas Avatar


    All the way from Sweden here. Hoping that you’ll do a second printing because it would mean the world to me! Any other place where we’ll be able to look out for more information if there’ll be a second printing or not?

    Thanks for the great art!

  32. ZJW Avatar

    Second printing asap please. Will definitely buy one or two.

  33. H. Avatar


    Please notify ASAP!!!

    I really want a big BIG poster of Drive in my room!



  34. Mark K. Avatar
    Mark K.

    I’m with everyone else here. I NEED this poster. I’ll pay extra if needs be. Please!

  35. David Avatar

    So I’m a little late to the party, but this poster is fantastic. If you ever do another printing, please let me know. I have to have one of these

  36. Morgan Avatar

    How did I miss this…I know there’s one hiding in a dusty corner somewhere.

  37. devon Avatar

    anybody though of just copying the image and doing it yourself for cheaper?!

  38. EP Avatar

    I’d give my you know what to get my hands on one of these. This movie made my top 10 and I’d love to have such a poster to add to my collection. $500 on ebay is a bit steep. :) 2nd printing please!

  39. julian Avatar

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen this poster till now!! It really is a beautiful piece of artwork.. I MUST HAVE IT!!!! I am going to be checking your blog everyday in hope that you print these a second time around….

  40. Martin Avatar

    Hi , I know I’m late (super late) but I was wondering if is possible to get a poster still !? Thanks .

  41. Brian Bokanovich Avatar
    Brian Bokanovich

    So no news on a 2nd run?

  42. Rob D Avatar
    Rob D

    +1 for a second run, please! Maybe alternative colour so the original buyers are kept happy (I’m sure you’ve already thought of this…)

  43. Dan Avatar

    I want one! Please reprint!

  44. Mark Avatar

    Curious to know if there were any updates on a reprint. Have been periodically checking in. I’ve wanted this print for a long time.

  45. Chris Avatar

    Hi James,

    Love you work! Really is amazing – quite gutted that I missed out on one of your Drive posters when they first came about as it is my favourite film.

    Just wondered if you ever had any plans to create another batch of these? Really am fascinated by the piece – as is everyone else it seems as none seem to be on eBay! Would love to be able to have the chance of purchasing one.

    Kind Regards,
    Chris, UK

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