Saturday, August 18, 2012

Poster Per Diem: James White's "The Thing" Concept Art

For those wondering what the hell "Poster Per Diem" is / means / smells like, here's my not at all concise description. If you visit this site with any regularity, you already know I tend to write reviews for film and television inspired prints that are either currently on sale or are about to go on sale. And while I'll still be pouring the majority of my efforts into these sorts of posts, my daily "Poster Per Diem" feature will focus on awesome prints that have since sold out, never existed in the first place (AKA concept posters) or just bears mentioning. In other words: this is my chance to say, "I never got a chance, for whatever reason, to write about you on this here website, but I think you're really purty and I want to let the world know." Or something like that. Oh, and Per diem is latin for "per day" or "each day."

The Thing Concept Art
James White (AKA Signalnoise)
Not (currently) for Sale

At this point, it's my understanding that James White's The Thing artwork is only concept work and is not a printed poster available for purchase. With that said, there's a tiny Prince Charles Cinema logo (next to the Signalnoise logo at the bottom) that would seem to suggest this design might indeed become something we can one day proudly hang on our walls. And to that I say, "Huzzah!" Believe you me, James White / Signalnoise is definitely someone I'll be writing about more often in the future, as the guy is clearly a super talented artist and a fanatic for film. To learn more about James White and his Signalnoise Studio, head over to and be sure to check out his incredibly informative blog, where he'll often break down the creative process step-by-step. You can also follow him on Twitter @signalnoise.


  1. This is pretty cool looking but it also seems very close to Stout's depiction of Macready.

    1. True. Probably used the same screenshot as reference I'm guessing. Here's James' blog posting on the artwork's creation:

  2. He made I think 2 copies for print, kept one and sold the other on eBay. So I think there is only one copy out there on the market.

  3. I have that one copy. And i love it! and have several of james white posters. But this one is my favorite.


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