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


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


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.



Designer Con 2014!!!

by ncwinters on November 7, 2014

Kinda last minute, I know.

DesignerCon 2014 starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday. I won’t actually be exhibiting this year, but I will be wandering the floor, most likely in a daze. I will however, be signing at the SpankyStokes / Trampt booth, #518 on Sunday, from 1-2 PM. I’ll have a bunch of recent generation phone cases on super reduced pricing at the show, and will be happy to draw in sketchbooks, on old napkins or whatever you put in front of me. It’s a fun show and I wish I was exhibiting, but the Overgrowth show has taken all my time. Full details below, see you at the show!



DesignerCon 2013!

by ncwinters on November 8, 2013

DesignerCon is here again!


For those not in the know, DesignerCon is an annual convention featuring the works of a diverse group of artists, toymakers, designers, and creative types in general. I’ll be partnering up with Jason Limon and Jeremiah Ketner again for this year’s event, which has been extended to two days from the usual single. We’ll be at booth #301 hawking our collective wares, hanging out, drawing and in general, being art dorks.


I will have a selection of small original paintings and prints available at the booth, but most of the focus of my gear will be small sculptural works. I spent much of this year experimenting with sculpture, and made a special effort to have a diverse selection of unique small sculptures available for purchase. I got a little carried away, and am anxious to get back into the studio to make more. I will have over twenty (20!) small sculptures available at the booth, ranging from the strange to the, well, even stranger.


As you can see, I kind of got on a sea life kick. Octopi and starfish abound in my little collection of sculpture. All were made with MagicSculpt epoxy clay, and are just the starting point for a whole new adventure with sculpture. I’ve been wanting to do some sculpture for a long time, and this was the perfect way to kick it all off. One of my favorite things to make are my custom eyeballs, all made with the epoxy clay and glass lenses. I’m still perfecting the method, and have a long way to go, but I’m pleased with how they’ve been turning out. I’ll be happy to chat in detail at the booth this weekend about my various methods. I’m still a bit of a novice myself! All works will be exclusives to the convention, whatever is left will go up in my online shop next week.


This year my boothmates and I again collaborated on a painting which we’ve also made available in a limited edition print release. “Conjoined” was passed between the three of us where we each went wild on one wooden panel. This has become a yearly tradition, one that we hope will continue for a long time.

ConjoinedCollab_600px”Conjoined” Designer Con Exclusive Limited Edition Prints
Edition Size: 30, Print Size: 22″ x 17″ , Archival Inks on German Etching 310 gsm
Each print is hand numbered and signed by each artist
Available exclusively at DesignerCon for $75 each.

Original painting available for sale at convention as well. Inquire at booth #301 for availability.


I hope to see you at the convention. The admission charge is super reasonable: $5 at the door for the whole day. I believe it’s $10 for both days, but all the info can be found on the DesignerCon website. See you there!