by Brock H on July 21, 2013
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 Signal Noise, to create an officially licensed limited edition screen print for the 1983 cult classic War Games. 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.
Here's a little bit from James White regarding his War Games poster:
"I've been a fan of WAR GAMES since I was a little kid, so I was psyched when Skuzzles approached me to do an official poster for the film. Pretty honoured, especially since this movie is pre-Bueller Broderick. That's a big deal in my household. I immediately started sketching up some ideas and was heavily focused on old Atari box art for inspiration. I didn't transfer that actual Atari aesthetic, but more the layouts and compositions served as a great starting point. After a few rounds of sketching, the poster was nailed down. Super fun."
War Games “Green CRT” Variant Edition
If you're in Ottawa, you can checkout the War Games limited edition screen print poster at Invisible Cinema - 319 Lisgar St off Bank St.
James White was born in 1977 and calls Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada his home. His parents were never able to keep typewriter paper in the house as James would steal it for drawings as early as the age of 4. Upon graduation of highschool he attended a Graphic Design course in his hometown where he was introduced to Photoshop and Illustrator, tools he still uses today. His professional design career began in 1998 where he cut his teeth designing websites and print campaigns.
James never stopped creating and working on his own projects that took up his evenings and weekends which resulted in the creation of Signalnoise Studio. James’ personal projects gained recognition in the industry and led him to working with Toyota, Universal Music, Nike, MTV, Google, Wired and many other clients.
Today James is focusing on the alternative art movie poster industry, creating some pieces to compliment his favorite films. He also spends a lot of time on the road speaking at various design conventions and events around the world.
Read more on James' site: www.signalnoise.com
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