gig poster

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 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*

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*