Gig Posters

New Primus Gig Poster!

by ncwinters on October 6, 2021

New Primus!

Maybe my favorite poster to date. I know I often say “I had an absolute blast working on this one” but this one truly was a total joy, and fun to push in a more natural direction. When I say ‘natural direction’ I mean that I pivoted away from my usual: a heavy focus on the technical setup of designing art for screenprint. Instead, this time I played with a new setup where I was able to focus more purely on just the art side of things. I’m extremely happy with the result.

I do have to give special attention to Isaac and Aleisha at Lady Lazarus for doing more of the heavy lifting on file setup than usual to make this pivot possible. I try to make my files as printer-friendly as possible (not always a victory) but on this one, I left more of the technical to them and they really made the final print sing.

The poster is for last Tuesday’s sold out show at the Beacon Theater in New York City (oh how I miss you sometimes, NYC). For Primus’ “Tribute to Kings” Tour, they’ve been playing Rush’s “A Farewell to Kings” album in its entirety. While AFtK definitely has a different vibe than other Rush albums, I couldn’t help but push the envelope in terms of visual madness as tribute to both bands.

I have a stack of the show copies available for sale as well as very limited quantities in two artist variant colorways: “Ice” (blues) and “Fire” (reds, natch). The foils in the variant colorways turned out extremely well. I used a white base for the main image with strategic cutouts for the foil to pop through. I built the white base into a “marbleized” pattern over the foil which gives the final foil a lava foil look. Extremely happy with the result.

The prints will drop this coming Friday, October 8. As always, to get the exact drop time, be sure you’re signed up to the newsletter in the sidebar. Newsletter subscribers get the exact drop time emailed to them in advance, I will warn that there has been MASSIVE interest in these, and there are quite limited quantities. Keep in mind that there are far more interested buyers than prints, so there are limits of no more than one kind of each print per person. No doubles of any single print available: orders of duplicates will be cancelled.

Good luck, and on to the prints!

Primus “A Tribute to Kings” gig poster:
September 28, 2021 Beacon Theater in New York, New York

Show Version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 335 (only 60 available).

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: “Ice” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 55.

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $75 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $275 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: “Fire” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 35.

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $85 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $275 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Ice” version on holographic rainbow foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.

Eight color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $175 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Fire” version on holographic rainbow foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 10.

Seven color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $200 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND OF PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD!
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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New Dave Matthews Band Gig Poster!

by ncwinters on September 21, 2021

The last poster I did for Dave Matthews Band was for a virtual gig. It was almost a year ago, and concerts weren’t really an option due to the pandemic. But now, as more and more people get vaccinated and some of the doors of the old ways of life open back up, well…it feels good to be doing gig posters for live music again. Especially for such a great client.

Dave Matthews Band – September 18, 2021
at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York
Main sold out show edition – was only available at venue.

I’m really happy with how this poster turned out, especially with the extra time and attention from the crew at Lady Lazarus. I’ve been working with Issac and Aleisha for years. In addition to their production skills, I’m consistently appreciative of their knowledge as they work with me in my continual journey to best create and prepare art for the screenprint process. Their patience and advice have been a real boon to my success in this medium. Special thanks to them.

The silkscreened posters are 7 colors on Cougar 100# natural white paper, and 8 colors (7 colors plus a white base) for foil variants printed on holographic rainbow foil. In addition to my variants on paper and foil, I’ll have 5 prints of each colorway on paper that are hand embellished with inks and acrylics, for those looking for something extra.

From what I’ve heard, the posters sold out pretty quick at the show, which is always a delight to hear. My artist variant copies will go on sale this coming Wednesday, September 22 at a random time. As always, to get the exact drop time, you’ll have to be subscribed to the newsletter. You can sign up right over there in the sidebar, here at ncwinters.com.

On to the prints, and thank you as always for your support!

Dave Matthews Band- 9.18.2021 at SPAC
Artist Variant: “Emerald” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 110.

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $250 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Emerald” version on Rainbow Foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 70.

Eight color screenprint on holographic rainbow 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: “Amethyst” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 70.

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $65 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $250 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Amethyst” version on Rainbow Foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50.

Eight color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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Dave Matthews Band Gorge Drive-In Concert Poster.

by ncwinters on October 29, 2020

New “gig” poster!

You’ll notice “gig” is in quotation marks, as this was a virtual concert, so no actual live event this year. I was asked by the band to create a new poster for their “Drive-In” series, and was happy to oblige. These online-only events are re-broadcasts of previous shows, thus the date on the print from August of 2019.

Sold out show edition- was only available online through DMB site.

One of the goals for this print was to emulate something I’ve been into recently: paper marbling. Through a series of methods, paper is lowered onto swirled inks and the image is “applied” to the paper. I wanted to figure out a way to digitally incorporate the wild swirls and randomness created by the water and transfer that effect into a screenprinting medium. I’m extremely happy with how this print turned out, with extra special gratitude to the team at Lady Lazarus for the absolutely stellar printing job, in terms of color, trapping and all around quality. Thanks also to Matt of Red Star Merchandise for having me back and the amazing amount of creative control. Makes these kind of projects that much more amazing.

The screenprinted posters come in two colorways at six colors each on cougar 100# natural paper stock. There are also a more limited amount available on rainbow foil, and and an even more limited amount (only 5 each!) on paper which are personally hand embellished. For those not aware, the hand-embellished option features the print with various hand-applied details in inks and acrylic paints. It give the print an extra touch, for those who want something a little extra special.

The “Midnight” colorway features my new favorite go-to of a purple colorway, while “Morning” is a variant in more muted greens and yellows. Extremely happy with how both turned out. I often spend a ton of time tweaking final colors before press to make the variations in color both unique to each colorway and also work cohesively within the palette of the color plates both prints share. This, in my opinion, is one of my most successful executions of this to date, made largely possible by the care of the crew at Lady Lazarus. Isaac, Aleisha and the rest of their team really know their stuff!

Prints will go up for sale this coming Saturday, October 31 (Halloween!) at a random time. As usual, be sure you’re subscribed to the newsletter for the exact drop time. Please note as always that there are simply far too few posters for all the interested buyers, and that not everyone who wants one will be able to get a print. It’s a limitation of working with the numbers for the band, and simply is what it is. Note also that there are specific limitations on this drop of no more than one hand embellished print per order, as well as no more than one of each kind of variant per order. So you can order one of everything, but not more than one of any single print.

Thanks as always for the incredible support, and on to the posters!

Dave Matthews Band Drive In August 30, 2019 The Gorge in Quincy, Washington
Artist Variant: “Midnight” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 110.

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $250 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Midnight” version on rainbow foil.
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 65.

Six color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: “Morning” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 70.

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $65 each.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $250 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Morning” version on rainbow foil.
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 45.

Six color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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