SO happy to finally be able to announce this, easily one of my most complex prints to date, and for an amazing cause.

“Fading Away” is a new seven color screenprint to highlight the current plight of the planet’s coral, in a collaboration with Pangeaseed.

The goal behind “Fading Away” was to try and create a visual that brings attention to the urgent plight of the world’s coral. It was challenging to both illustrate the beauty of what we’re rapidly losing due to climate change and pollution, but also underscore the danger of the current situation. Thus, two versions of the print were made. The full “lush” version highlights the overwhelming color and beauty of a natural coral reef, while the “bleached” version emphasizes how much of the coral is looking today, bleached, devoid of color and near dead. The element of the skull is also more emphasized in this version. It was an intentional reason to include a human skull, to draw the connection to the ocean and ourselves, to highlight the very literal way we can “see” ourselves connected to the ocean. What we will lose from the ocean will be directly felt by us as a human species.

On a technical note, this was one of the most challenging screenprint images I’ve created to date, with the full color builds and tonal range requiring airtight registration and color accuracy. It was meticulously printed by the crew at VGKids, and boy did they have a challenge in front of them. The print required airtight registration as well as a challenging series of transparent colors to make this image come together in cohesive unity. Many thanks to the printing crew at VGKids for the exceptional job.

Special thanks as well to Tre’ Packard of Pangeaseed for having me on the project, and for his patience in how long the print took to come to fruition. This was an ambitious project and took much longer than expected, but I’m extremely proud of the results.

The prints measure 18″ x 24″ in both full color “Lush” and the desaturated “Bleached” version. Each version also comes in two versions: regular and deluxe. The regular version features seven colors, while the deluxe versions feature an additional two plates: a glow in the dark layer as well as a transparent spot gloss glitter flake for added emphasis.

To order the limited edition prints, with 50% of proceeds going directly to Pangeaseed and their work to save the world’s oceans, check out the online store link here. The prints go live for purchase this upcoming Thursday, August 6. As always, to get the exact drop time, be sure you’re subscribed to the online newsletter in the sidebar. On to the prints!

“Fading Away” (Lush)
Seven color screenprint on French Construction Pure White, 100 lb cover.
Print size: 18″ x 24″
Printed by VGKids.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
Regular version: limited edition of 150. $75 each.
Deluxe version (nine colors): limited edition of 75. $135 each.
Available through the Pangeaseed online shop.

glow in the dark mockup: “Lush” deluxe version.

“Fading Away” (Bleached)
Seven color screenprint on French Construction Pure White, 100 lb cover.
Print size: 18″ x 24″
Printed by VGKids.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
Regular version: limited edition of 125. $100 each.
Deluxe version (nine colors): limited edition of 65. $150 each.
Available through the Pangeaseed online shop.

glow in the dark mockup: “Bleached” deluxe version.

*NCW*

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New Art Print: “A Moment of Magic.”

by ncwinters on July 8, 2020

Seems such a strange time to release a new art print, especially one with this particular name.

This print has been in the works for months now, an art print version of my Dave Matthews Band gig poster from September of last year. I knew I wanted to release the image on its own at some point as an art print, and in working on it since the original, the world has changed in many ways. It’s made it hard at times to continue certain creative plans made in the past, while properly focusing my creative energies on the right way to move forward. Many have expressed that me continuing to make art and do what I’m doing is still appreciated, and that makes some of it easier. So here we go: a new art print that I’m proud of and that I hope you’ll enjoy.

“A Moment of Magic” is an eight color screenprint, printed by the always stellar crew at Lady Lazarus in Houston. For this art release, I tweaked a couple areas from the previous incarnation as gig poster (sky, shadows, a few other tweaks) and added a transparent flake gloss in a pattern in the border and on the metallic and “shiny” areas of the print for added pop. In the images below, you can see the border pattern as a visual element, but in reality, it’s truly a transparent layer and is only visible from an angle. See pictures below for more clarity.

The prints will be available in three colorways: “Main”, “Nostalgia” and “Dusk” which echo the original gig poster colorway releases. I’ll also release a very limited (usually 5) hand-embellished versions of each print in the original drop for an added purchase price for those wanting something extra special. As always, these are uniquely hand-embellished, no two exactly alike. The prints go live for purchase this coming Saturday, July 11. As always, to get the exact drop time, you’ll need to be subscribed to the newsletter in the sidebar.

I hope everyone is taking care of themselves during this time of national pandemic and rising awareness of systemic racial inequality.
Thank you again for your support, as always.

“A Moment of Magic” Main edition
Print size: 24″ x 17″ limited edition of 160.

Eight color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“A Moment of Magic” Nostalgia edition
Print size: 24″ x 17″ limited edition of 115.
Eight color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“A Moment of Magic” Dusk edition
Print size: 24″ x 17″ limited edition of 60.
Eight color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

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

Transparent gloss flake- almost impossible to photograph.

*NCW*

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Seems like ages since my last post. How’s everyone holding up?

Happy to finally be able to announce my artist copies from my 311 gig poster for their last gig before the world changed. Posters are from their 3 night stint in Las Vegas, celebrating “311 Day” (held over March 11, 12 and 13). My poster design was available alongside those of Miles Tsang and Nathaniel Deas, who also made bangers for the event.

The printing was executed fantastically by the ever diligent crew of Lady Lazarus out of Houston. They like most of us, were hit with a shelter in place order; thus the delay in availability. Prints are seven colors on both off white natural paper as well as a selection available on foils. Went with silver and gold foil this time, really happy with how they look in person. In addition to the prints on paper and foil, I’ll have a very small selection (5 each) of the paper prints available as hand embellished versions. These will each be uniquely hand embellished with acrylic paint to give them a truly custom feel for those wanting something extra special. Strict limit of one of each of these. My artist copies will be available this coming Monday, May 25, at a random time. As always, be sure you’re signed up to my newsletter to get the exact drop time.

I hope everyone is staying as safe and as sane as possible during this surreal time. I know many are faced with unemployment, health concerns, a new level of parenting/teaching from home or at the very minimum, extreme uncertainty. I wish everyone the best with their current situation, and am aware that selling art, while always a strange profession at the best of times, seems extra bizarre right now. But it is what I do, and the only thing I can continue to do, both to keep my head on straight and support my family. I know supporting your family comes first, and appreciate that. Take care of yourselves over buying posters, of course!

Full details on the posters below, and please know that I value every single one of you, and wish you the best. Be well.

311 Day Gig Poster, March 11, 12, 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 1000.
Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Show version, not available

Artist Variant: Violet (on paper)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50.
Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $40 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: Violet (on silver foil)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.
Seven color screenprint on silver mirror foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $125 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: Violet (on gold foil)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 20.
Seven color screenprint on gold mirror foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $145 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: Absinthe (on paper)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 40.
Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: Absinthe (on silver foil)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 20.
Seven color screenprint on silver mirror foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

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

Artist Variant: Absinthe (on gold foil)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 15.
Seven color screenprint on gold mirror foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $155 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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