DesignerCon 2018!

by ncwinters on November 10, 2018

DesignerCon is back, and bigger than ever.

This year’s DesignerCon is next week in Anaheim, from Friday, November 16–Sunday November 18 at the Anaheim convention center. I’m excited to be exhibiting again after a hiatus where instead I was a guest at Trekell Art Supplies’ booth doing live painting for a couple years. This year it’s all me in my very own booth, selling my gear to the masses. I’m bringing SOOOO much stuff you guys. So much. Four, count ’em FOUR brand new prints, some sold out rarities, sticker packs, all kinds of goodies. I’ll most likely not have time for sketches or small commissioned drawings but you never know, if it slows up I might possibly be persuaded, but too early to tell right now. If any, they’ll be extremely limited, so I can enjoy all the fantastic nightly entertainment and not taking work home every night as seems to be my custom during conventions. The first night: Friday, November 16 is the special VIP night, which will be your best chance to get the exclusives, but I’ll be doing my best to space out the gear over the whole convention. VIP night will have the best goods however, so if you can’t make it, get a poster buddy to hook you up! 

My first offering is a variant of my Primus with Clutch gig poster from last year. This colorway is entitled “Bad Acid” and features some hyper fluorescent inks on a natural stock. I sandbagged this one from last year’s release because while I knew I wanted a crazy psychedelic variant, I also already had several other variant colorways so this one got held back for a someday (if ever) future release. That someday has finally come for this year’s DesignerCon. Super limited edition of 25, each hand signed and numbered. These will have a strict limit of one per person. Meticulous print job by InHouse Silkscreen.

PRIMUS with Clutch “Bad Acid” variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ Limited edition of 25.
Seven-color screenprint on natural 100# cougar cover.
Printed by InHouse Silkscreen.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $125 each.
STRICT limit of one per person/purchase
Available exclusively at designercon, booth #2516

detail.

Next up is a brand new offering, the first in a new series entitled “Lepidoptera.” I’ve been playing around in Procreate and really enjoying the freedom to make truly enjoyable works, but I’ve mostly been using it for gig posters. I’ve had the itch to release a full color image that wasn’t hindered by the limitations of silkscreen, and “Lepidoptera 1″ is the first offering in that vein. It’s an 8″ x 10” archival giclee print on cold press natural cotton rag. A limited edition of 100 prints, each hand signed and numbered. Really excited with the quality of how these turned out. Special thanks to Dave Correia for the expert job on the printing.

Lepidoptera 1
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 100.
Archival giclee print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $25 each.
Available exclusively at designercon, booth #2516

detail views.

Next up is another limited edition held back from a previous release: a french speckletone stock variant from my recent Grateful Dead poster. Again, there were already several variants out in the original drop, I held this one back to do a little something special with it. Every poster from this variant run is hand embellished with white acrylic paint, making no two posters the same. These all have a hand touch and make them truly one of a kind. Again, there will be a strict limit of one per person on these. Shout out to Burlesque for their stellar work on the print job.

Grateful Dead licensed screenprint poster Hand Embellished Edition
Print size: 18″ x 24″ Limited edition of 25.
Artist edition of only 25, each print is hand signed and numbered.
Each print is hand embellished uniquely.
Twelve color screenprint on French Speckletone stock.
Printed by Burlesque
$150 each.
STRICT limit of one per person/purchase
Available exclusively at designercon, booth #2516

each print is uniquely hand embellished, no two alike.

My final offerings in the “DesignerCon Exclusives” department are two colorways of “Desert Watcher.” It’s an art print version of my recent 311 gig poster. I knew from the start this one had a destiny both in gig poster and art print form, and I’m excited to finally offer it to the public. The blue colorway is a limited edition of 100, with the orange version in an edition of 75, all prints hand signed and numbered. Once again, strict limit of one per person on these. Thanks to The Half and Half for the excellent printing.

“Desert Watcher” art print- blue
Print size: 18″ x 24″ edition of 100.
Six-color screenprint on Legion stone Colorplan stock.
Printed by The Half and Half.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $40 each.
Available exclusively at designercon, booth #2516

“Desert Watcher” art print- orange
Print size: 18″ x 24″ edition of 75.
Six-color screenprint on Legion stone Colorplan stock.
Printed by The Half and Half.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
Available exclusively at designercon, booth #2516

detail.

I’ll also be bringing several sold out prints, rarities and one off hand embellished prints. They’ll vary from day to day, but if you’ve been looking for a sold out print, now is your chance. Please note that there will be EXTREMELY limited quantities of each print, and they will rotate throughout each day of the convention, to try and give each day’s con-goers an opportunity, so check back often. There will also be a strict limit of one of each poster available per buyer to again, make everything as fair as possible. These WILL go quick, you’ve been warned!

Will have several rarities and a handful of sold out older gig prints, a little different each day!

And finally, sticker packs are back! I had a couple leftover from the storefront and previous convention, so I’ll have those on hand again. I’m running low though, so get ’em early! Very excited for this convention, gang. I’ll see you next week!

Pack O’ Stickers
Package of three screenprinted vinyl stickers
Printed by Sticker Robot
Various sizes, Approximately 4″ x 4″
Limited quantities left.
$5 per pack.


contains three individual high quality vinyl stickers.

*NCW*

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New Nine Inch Nails! For October 27, Chicago Gig

by ncwinters on October 30, 2018

October’s been a busy month, to kick it off, here’s another gig poster for one of my favorite bands.

So happy to complete this poster for Nine Inch Nails’ gig last Saturday in Chicago. I designed this one in similar color schemes to my previous NIN poster and intentionally made it a companion piece. Wanted to go even even darker than the “Fragile” moth: a beetle with no sight or voice. Nine Inch Nails is one of my favorite bands, and I thought this would lend naturally to some of their rich sounds and motifs of helplessness and apathy. Very pleased with how it turned out. Once again, response has been incredible and I’m humbled by the support.

The posters will go up for purchase in the online shop this coming Thursday, November 1 at a random time. As always, the exact drop time will be given out to those subscribed to my online newsletter. Drops have been selling out pretty feverishly lately, so be sure you’re signed up to get the exact time. Please note that once again, **there will be a STRICT limit of only one poster per order/household. Orders of multiple prints will be cancelled. This is to try and combat some of the aftermarket aggressive purchases/resales that have been going on. I appreciate the understanding. You can order more than one colorway, variants, but only one of each variant. ie: one acid burn, one amethyst, but not two amethysts, etc.**

On to the prints!

Nine Inch Nails gig poster: October 27, 2018 
Aragon Ballroom at Chicago, Illinois
Acid Burn colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 55.
Six color screenprint on pure white stock.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Acid Burn Rainbow Foil colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 25.
Six color screenprint on rainbow foil.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Amethyst colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 40.
Six color screenprint on pure white stock.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $75 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Void colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 25.
Five color screenprint on pure white stock.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $90 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Mono colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 25.
Four color screenprint on pure white stock.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

*NCW*

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“Fragile:” New Gig Poster for Nine Inch Nails.

by ncwinters on September 26, 2018

This one is massive.

This gig poster is for the band I’ve been waiting for, and it sort of dropped in my lap at last second. I’ve been a huge Nine Inch Nails fan since I was a teenager. NIN has definitely been on the short list of bands I’ve been wanting to design a gig poster for, and I’m thrilled with the opportunity. As I mentioned, it sort of dropped in my lap last minute with a short timeline, and luckily I had imagery brewing already in the pipeline, ready for just such a poster. Constraint is always an interesting factor on these sorts of projects, as it forces me to both work at a feverish pace, but also concisely. It forces me to not get too distracted and in the weeds overworking parts of the poster with the short timeline.

The main show copies seemed to have great response, more positive than any poster I’ve done to date, and I’m quite proud it all turned out. Super special shout out to VGKids for handling such a technically elaborate poster with super tight registration and excellent color accuracy. They are a new printer for my workflow, but I’ll definitely be using their services again in the near future. They made my holy grail gig an absolute success. Thanks to everyone at VGKids.

I’ll have a couple different artist colorways available for sale on Friday. I couldn’t ever decide on exactly how I wanted the colors to go, so I made them all, including a very special inverted version on black, that I’ve entitled “Void.” Also, there’s a small handful of pure black and grey posters in the mix that I think turned out super well.

The posters will go up for purchase in the online shop this coming Friday, September 28 at a random time. As always, the exact drop time will be given out to those subscribed to my online newsletter. Drops have been selling out pretty feverishly lately, so be sure you’re signed up to get the exact time. Please note that once again, **there will be a STRICT limit of only one poster per order/household. Orders of multiple prints will be cancelled. This is to try and combat some of the aftermarket aggressive purchases/resales that have been going on. I appreciate the understanding. You can order more than one colorway, variants, but only one of each variant. ie: one lavender, one indigo, but not two lavenders, etc.**

On to the prints!

Nine Inch Nails “Fragile” gig poster: September 24, 2018 
Orpheum Theatre at Memphis, Tennessee
Lavender colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 50.
Six color screenprint on pure white stock.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Nine Inch Nails “Fragile” gig poster: September 24, 2018 
Orpheum Theatre at Memphis, Tennessee
Lavender Rainbow Foil colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 25.
Five color screenprint on rainbow foil.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Nine Inch Nails “Fragile” gig poster: September 24, 2018 
Orpheum Theatre at Memphis, Tennessee
Indigo colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 40.
Six color screenprint on pure white stock.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $75 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Nine Inch Nails “Fragile” gig poster: September 24, 2018 
Orpheum Theatre at Memphis, Tennessee
Void colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 25.
Five color screenprint on Muscletone Black.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $90 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Nine Inch Nails “Fragile” gig poster: September 24, 2018 
Orpheum Theatre at Memphis, Tennessee
Mono colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ artist colorway edition of 25.
Four color screenprint on Whitewash Paper.
Printed by VGKids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

*NCW*

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