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Always great to make a new poster for Dave Matthews Band, I’m really happy with how this one turned out.

The goal for this poster was a focus on a natural scene and a single individual moment. In this case, featuring the white-tailed deer odocoileus virginianus, the official state “wildlife animal” of Wisconsin (the official state animal is the American badger taxidea taxus). I wanted to capture the point at which the viewer’s eyes lock on those of the deer, in its natural habit, and push an element of the supernatural in this brief interlude. I’m pleased with the result.

Dave Matthews Band – July 3, 2022
at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI
Main sold out show edition – was only available at venue.

There has been overwhelming support for this poster, probably the most for any gig poster of mine to date! My artist variant copies come in two colorways: “Nocturne” in moody blues, and “Midnight” in deep purples. Both print colorways feature two metallic inks: metallic silver in the border and metallic gold for the type. The prints come available on Cougar natural paper stock as well as holographic rainbow foil. The posters were printed by Lady Lazarus out of Houston, who have once again done an excellent job.

The posters go on sale in my online shop this coming Wednesday, July 13 at a random time. As always, be sure to be signed up to my newsletter to get the exact drop time. Thanks as always for your support, please give me a few weeks to get these shipped out as I’m also working feverishly to prep for San Diego Comic-Con, which comes in less than two weeks! Keep your eyes peeled for the next newsletter with full info on that front. Additionally, for those who are fans of this poster but not necessarily the band, an art print is in the works, stay tuned for that a little later down the road.

On to the posters!

Dave Matthews Band- 7.3.2022 at Alpine Music Theatre
Artist Variant: “Nocturne” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 110.

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
Hand Embellished (HE) version (edition of 5, not shown): $250 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN ONE REGULAR, ONE HE AND ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/ORDER/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN ONE REGULAR, ONE HE AND ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/ORDER/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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

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

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $65 each.
Hand Embellished (HE) version (edition of 5, not shown): $250 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN ONE REGULAR, ONE HE AND ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/ORDER/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Midnight” version on Holographic 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.
STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN ONE REGULAR, ONE HE AND ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/ORDER/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

Just a reminder that Comic-Con is back! I’ll be exhibiting again in the usual spot, booth #4619 in the Fantasy Illustrator’s section, just off Artist’s Alley in Lobby G. Look for a full info dump in the next several days!

*NCW*

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*

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*