Conventions

DesignerCon 2019 and New Primus Poster!

by ncwinters on November 21, 2019

It’s back. My favorite convention of the year, plus a brand new Primus gig poster to boot!

DesignerCon is back, and once again, taking place in the Anaheim Convention Center, this weekend November 22–24. I had a blast last year and have loved seeing the evolution of the convention as it gets bigger and better every year. I’ll be exhibiting once again and bringing some exclusives and rarities, as well as conversation and maybe even some sketches here and there. I’m booth 2616, check the map below for my location. As always, any remaining products that don’t sell during the show will be available in my online storefront next week. 

Before I get to my DesignerCon gear, I’m stoked to announce my new Primus poster for their gig last night in Colorado! Always a pleasure to make work for Primus- they were the first band I was ever able to do gig posters for, plus their music makes it easy to just go weird and wild, and this time was no exception. Extremely happy with how the final printing turned out, thanks once again to the crew at Lady Lazarus for an impeccable job. The prints are seven colors on natural stock, with an artist variant colorway on paper, on holographic foil, as well as a desaturated “keyline” variant featuring just the tonal values, in addition to the main show version.

The main portion of the print run will go online for purchase Friday, November 22 at a random time. As always, to get the exact drop time, be sure to be signed up to the newsletter. 

I will also have a portion of each print edition available at DesignerCon. As an extra bonus, I’m bringing a couple hand-embellished prints available exclusively at DesignerCon, strictly limited to one per person/purchase.

On to the prints!

Primus November 20 at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs gig poster
Show version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited show edition of 200. 
Only 20 available at DesignerCon (30 available in storefront).

Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
Available at DesignerCon booth #2616 & in the online store
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE POSTER VARIANT PER PERSON/PURCHASE

Artist Variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50. 
Only 20 available at DesignerCon (30 available in storefront).

Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Available at DesignerCon booth #2616 & in the online store
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH POSTER TYPE PER PERSON/PURCHASE

Artist Variant- Rainbow Foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25. 
Only 10 available at DesignerCon (15 available in storefront).

Seven color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
Available at DesignerCon booth #2616 & in the online store
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH POSTER TYPE PER PERSON/PURCHASE

Desaturated Variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25. 
Only 10 available at DesignerCon (15 available in storefront)

Four color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
Available at DesignerCon booth #2616 & in the online store
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH POSTER TYPE PER PERSON/PURCHASE

detail views.

Hand Embellished Primus prints
Print size: 18″ x 24″ Only 3 of each available.
Hand embellished screenprints on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Each print is uniquely hand embellished, no two exactly alike.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.  $175 each.
Exclusively available at DesignerCon booth #2616
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PERSON/PURCHASE

Next up in the DesignerCon exclusives is the next in the Lepidoptera series. Lepidoptera 3 is my favorite one yet, and I’m extremely happy with how the prints turned out. Expertly printed once again by Dave Correia, the prints really pop in person. Same terms as last time for these: 8″ x 10″ at $35 apiece, limit of 2 per person. I’ll have a couple hand embellished verisons of these in the $100 range with a limit of one per person.

Lepidoptera 3
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 150. Only 100 available at DesignerCon.
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$35 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 2 PER PERSON
Available exclusively at DesignerCon booth #2616

detail views.

Lepidoptera 1–3 Hand embellished
Each print is uniquely hand embellished, no two exactly alike.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$100 each. STRICT LIMIT OF 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE
Available exclusively at DesignerCon booth #2616

In addition to the new prints, I’ll have some other rarities, including some test prints, rare foils, and hand embellished prints. These will all be in incredibly limited quantities, and limited to one per person/purchase.

Umphrey’s McGee test prints
Print size: 18″ x 24″ one-off unique printers’ test prints. ONLY 4 AVAILABLE
Screenprint: various colors  on a variety of stocks.
Printed by End Hymns.
Each print is hand signed & numbered 1/1. $250 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE
Available exclusively at DesignerCon booth #2616

PRIMUS with Clutch “Bad Acid” rainbow foil variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ Limited edition of 20. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE PER DAY
Seven-color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by InHouse Silkscreen.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $250 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE
Available exclusively at DesignerCon booth #2616

Dave Matthews Band Hand Embellished Posters
Each print is uniquely hand embellished, no two exactly alike.
Print size: 24″ x 18″ ONLY 3 OF EACH AVAILABLE
Hand embellished seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $200 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE
Available exclusively at DesignerCon booth #2616

I’ll also have a handful of small original paintings available. All in the $100–$200 range, first come, first served. Additionally, I’ll be bringing some hand-painted sketchcards. There will be a couple extra last minute surprises at the show, be sure to stop by the booth to check ’em out.
See you there!

Various Small Original Paintings on Paper
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper.
Various sizes.
$100–$200 each.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon booth #2616

Skull Studies: original paintings on screenprinted sketchcards
Pen/ink & ink wash on screenprinted Stonehenge printmaking paper.
6.5″ x 9.5″ one-of-a-kind out of limited edition of 200.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon booth #2616

Swing by the booth for some last minute additions!

*NCW*

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Post-SDCC drop

by ncwinters on July 22, 2019

Just a quick heads up about the post-SDCC drop coming this Wednesday, July 24. As always, for exact drop time, make sure you’re signed up to the newsletter in the sidebar of the site. Thanks!

Lepidoptera 2
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 150. ONLY 32 LEFT AVAILABLE
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$35 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished Grateful Dead Screenprints on Kraft-tone stock
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 3 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Artist edition of 5, each print is hand signed and numbered.
Hand embellished full color ink and acrylic on 12 color screenprint
Printed on French Brown Box Kraft-tone stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
$200 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Herald of Antiquity” Screenprints
Print size: 12″ x 18″ Edition of 100 ONLY 8 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished full color ink and acrylic on one color screenprint
Printed on Stonehenge printmaking paper.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
$100 each.STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Each hand embellished print is unique, no two alike.

Hand Embellished “Fragile” art print: “Main” colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 135. ONLY 3 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted art print.
Artist edition prints
 $150 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Fragile” art print: “Lavender” colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 115. ONLY 4 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted art print.
Artist edition prints
 $150 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Fragile” art print: “Burn” colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 200. ONLY 2 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted art print.
Artist edition prints
 $150 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished Mastodon gig posters- Main and Variant Edition
Print size: 21″ x 33″ ONLY 2 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$250 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished Dave Matthews Band gig posters
Show version and “Vivid” artist colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 4 LEFT OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$250 each.STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished Phil Lesh gig posters- Main show version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$150 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished Phil Lesh gig posters- Artist variant colorways
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 3 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished Foo Fighters gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 1 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished Primus Fox Theatre gig posters
Print size: 24″ x 18″ ONLY ONE OF EACH COLORWAY AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$150 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Hugs” art screenprints- regular colorway
Print size: 16″ x 16″ ONLY 2 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on 3-color art screenprint
$60 each.STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Hugs” art screenprints- variant colorway
Print size: 16″ x 16″ ONLY 3 LEFT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on 3-color art screenprint
$65 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

*NCW*

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SDCC 2019!

by ncwinters on July 13, 2019

San Diego Comic Con. Is it really next week?!?

This is the year of hand embellished prints, and I’ve learned my lesson from previous shows and will be bringing much more on that front. Once again I find myself behind and working nonstop to try and get as many pieces done in time for the show, and will be working right up until it’s time to leave for the convention center. I’ll be exhibiting in the same spot as last year: booth #4619 in the outside edge of the Fantasy Illustrators section, between lobby F and G. As always, SDCC is in the San Diego Convention Center in downtown San Diego, and takes place this year from July 17–21.

NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PREVIEW NIGHT, PLEASE READ!
Part of what I try to do when selling my art is take into account the buyer’s experience. I’m eternally grateful for everyone who’s ever spent money on the things I make, and part of my goals are to make that experience as fair and equitable as possible. In the past, when people rush to get in line to buy my rare prints, there are often people in the front who end up buying much of the stock, leaving those behind with no chance. There is certainly a supply and demand aspect of limited works, but I’m trying my best to figure out a good solution. So this year, there’s a new rule for preview night (and for the following days when there’s a mad rush). There will be a limit of no more than 3 hand embellished prints PER PURCHASE. If you want to get back in line to try and score more works, you will be allowed to purchase again, but again, no more than 3 hand embellished (or super rare) items per purchase. If you are working on a PB (poster buddy) situation to buy for others, you’ll have to prioritize your plans and make a couple trips in the line. While this might seem unfair, consider that the person in front of you was also limited, thus ensuring a better chance for more people to score more works. This is how the process will go this year–there will be signs in the booth as a reminder to everyone–in an effort to allow the most people access. Note that the hand embellished “Herald of Antiquity” prints are specifically limited to one PER PERSON.

Okay, now to start the listings off, I’ve got a brand new print, the second in the “Lepidoptera” series. Aptly named “Lepidoptera 2,” this lil’ moth fella is a companion to the first, and will be available exclusively at the convention. The print measures 8″ x 10″ on a heavy cold press watercolor paper stock, the same as the previous print. Once again, expertly printed by Dave Correia. The prints are hand signed and numbered, in an edition of 150, and will be capped at no more than 2 per person at the show. Prints will sell for $35, full info below.

Next on the list is a small set of hand embellished Grateful Dead prints from last year’s print release. This run went on many different stocks and some ended up super, super limited, such as this year’s convention release. It’s a tiny edition of only 5 prints, printed on heavy duty French brown box Kraft-tone stock. Each of these prints were then hand embellished with a series of colored inks and white acrylic to punch the weathered look even further. I’m really pleased with how these turned out- the effect is that of an old weathered Grateful Dead poster from way back in the day. There will be a strict limit of no more than one per person, and these will sell for $200 each.

Next is a new wave of “Herald of Antiquity” prints, my one color art screenprint from a few years ago. I forgot that I had only released a handful of these in a hand embellished form, and discovered the box of remaining prints in prep for the convention, and I spent a great deal of time hand embellishing each of these with colored inks and acrylics. The prints are on Stonehenge heavy printmaking paper, which is just perfect and fantastic for really building up thin washes of color for a truly saturated final image. As always, these are all uniquely hand embellished and no two are alike. Strict limit of one per person for the show, the prints will be available for $100 each. Full details below.

I’ve also been working on embellishing a selection of gig posters. These are my APs (unnumbered artist’s proofs) of some rarities, hard-to finds and even some recent new prints, including my Dave Matthews gig poster as well as Mastodon.  As I learned from Flatstock this year, the hand embellished prints were quite popular but there was frustration as to how few there were and how fast they went, so I upped the quantity for SDCC. All available in various pricing, hovering around the $200-$300 mark, with a limit of no more than two hand embellished posters per person.

And finally, I’ll be bringing a bunch of backstock from sold out runs. I try to always sandbag a couple of prints from each gig poster drop, as a special thank you to convention goers. If you’ve had your eye on a sold out gig poster, this is your best chance to score something rare. Limits will be in place for the rare posters, applicable to each individual poster. Note that I will be spacing out the drops over the entire convention, with the majority of the wares available on preview night, which is Wednesday, July 17. See you then, and thanks for the support!

Lepidoptera 2
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 150.
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$35 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 2 PER PERSON
Available exclusively at SDCC booth #4619

detail views.

Hand Embellished Grateful Dead Screenprints on Kraft-tone stock
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 5 AVAILABLE!
Artist edition of 5, each print is hand signed and numbered.
Hand embellished full color ink and acrylic on 12 color screenprint
Printed on French Brown Box Kraft-tone stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
$200 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished “Herald of Antiquity” Screenprints
Print size: 12″ x 18″ Edition of 100 ONLY 16 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished full color ink and acrylic on one color screenprint
Printed on Stonehenge printmaking paper.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
$100 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PERSON!

Each hand embellished print is unique, no two alike.

Hand Embellished Mastodon gig posters- Main and Variant Edition
Print size: 21″ x 33″ ONLY 3 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$250 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Metallica Keybank Center gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Dave Matthews Band gig posters
Show version and “Vivid” artist colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 5 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$250 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Metallica PPG Paints Arena gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$200 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Nine Inch Nails Orpheum Theatre gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster on rainbow foil
Artist edition print $300. 

Hand Embellished Phil Lesh gig posters- Main show version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$150 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Phil Lesh gig posters- Artist variant colorways
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 3 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Primus Greek Theatre gig posters- Regular stock
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 3 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!
Hand Embellished Primus Greek Theatre gig poster- Rainbow Foil 
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition print $200 each.

Hand Embellished “Desert Watcher” art screenprints
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 3 MAIN AND 2 VARIANT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on art screenprint
Artist edition prints
$150 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Foo Fighters gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Primus Fox Theatre gig posters
Print size: 24″ x 18″ ONLY ONE OF EACH COLORWAY AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$150 each.

Hand Embellished “Hugs” art screenprints- regular colorway
Print size: 16″ x 16″ ONLY 3 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on 3-color art screenprint
$60 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished “Hugs” art screenprints- variant colorway
Print size: 16″ x 16″ ONLY 3 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on 3-color art screenprint
$65 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

*NCW*

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