gig poster

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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Seems like ages since my last post. How’s everyone holding up?

Happy to finally be able to announce my artist copies from my 311 gig poster for their last gig before the world changed. Posters are from their 3 night stint in Las Vegas, celebrating “311 Day” (held over March 11, 12 and 13). My poster design was available alongside those of Miles Tsang and Nathaniel Deas, who also made bangers for the event.

The printing was executed fantastically by the ever diligent crew of Lady Lazarus out of Houston. They like most of us, were hit with a shelter in place order; thus the delay in availability. Prints are seven colors on both off white natural paper as well as a selection available on foils. Went with silver and gold foil this time, really happy with how they look in person. In addition to the prints on paper and foil, I’ll have a very small selection (5 each) of the paper prints available as hand embellished versions. These will each be uniquely hand embellished with acrylic paint to give them a truly custom feel for those wanting something extra special. Strict limit of one of each of these. My artist copies will be available this coming Monday, May 25, at a random time. As always, be sure you’re signed up to my newsletter to get the exact drop time.

I hope everyone is staying as safe and as sane as possible during this surreal time. I know many are faced with unemployment, health concerns, a new level of parenting/teaching from home or at the very minimum, extreme uncertainty. I wish everyone the best with their current situation, and am aware that selling art, while always a strange profession at the best of times, seems extra bizarre right now. But it is what I do, and the only thing I can continue to do, both to keep my head on straight and support my family. I know supporting your family comes first, and appreciate that. Take care of yourselves over buying posters, of course!

Full details on the posters below, and please know that I value every single one of you, and wish you the best. Be well.

311 Day Gig Poster, March 11, 12, 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 1000.
Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Show version, not available

Artist Variant: Violet (on paper)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50.
Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $40 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: Violet (on silver foil)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.
Seven color screenprint on silver mirror foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $125 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: Violet (on gold foil)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 20.
Seven color screenprint on gold mirror foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $145 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: Absinthe (on paper)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 40.
Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist Variant: Absinthe (on silver foil)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 20.
Seven color screenprint on silver mirror 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: Absinthe (on gold foil)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 15.
Seven color screenprint on gold mirror foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $155 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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New Gig Poster, For a Postponed Gig.

by ncwinters on March 27, 2020

Strange times indeed.

Have been trying to figure out how to formulate a response to the current pandemic situation, and keep coming up short. Seems strange to be mentioning a gig poster I made- a piece of art for a postponed gig that was to be a celebration of the 80th birthday of a legendary musician, while we’re all under the umbrella of a world being ravaged by a deadly disease. But that’s where we are right now.

I know as someone who makes art from home for a living, I exist in a slightly different situation than the rest of the world filled with people with real jobs. People whose livelihood is in dire conditions, where if they’re not at work, they’re not earning, and their savings start to run out, and things are scary.

And I’m here trying to promote art.

It’s a bizarre situation to be sure, but I just don’t know what else to do. I also have a family to support, a family who is dependent on my income, on my sales, on my livelihood. My livelihood where I make art for a living. A livelihood that doesn’t seem too relevant with so much chaos going on.

But then, I hear from people. I hear from people who have been going out of their way to express support for me and my livelihood. Who want to continue to buy art, to support what I do, to maybe find some normalcy, some beauty in all this chaos? I don’t fully know the reasons. But I do appreciate it, and it fills me with hope.

I know we’ll pull together through this difficult situation. That we’ll do our best to be safe, to be healthy, to take care of ourselves and our families, and each other. I want everyone to exist in their happiest self, and if that means saving their hard earned money to take care of what matters most, then I absolutely want them to do that. And I want you to do that. Please don’t buy a poster if it’s going to jeopardize the well being of your family. Take care of yourselves.

If you do happen to find yourself in an okay position and wish to continue to add to your art collection, to add a piece of art, add some color in this dark world we find ourselves in, or maybe you’re just rounding out the collection, I’m here. I’m here with posters, with art, and with a new gig poster, for a gig that never was. I’ll try to keep the normalcy going as best as I can.

Phil Lesh and Friends, 80th Birthday Celebration run at the Capitol Theatre (postponed until a later date) posters are five color screenprints. There is a foil variant for the show colorway which apparently has already sold out, but I understand at the time of this writing, show copies are still available. My artist variant colorways include a green and purple scheme. Both are available on paper and a metallic foil. The green comes in a brushed gold, the purple on a rainbow foil. See below for full details. I’ll also have a small number of hand embellished prints for those wanting something extra. See the storefront for details.

As always, I’ll publish the exact drop time for this coming Monday, March 30 to those subscribed to my newsletter. You can sign up in the sidebar.

Take care of yourselves. Be safe. Stay healthy. There’s always more art, but look after each other right now. I love you all.

Phil Lesh and Friends gig poster (postponed) Show version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 350.

Five color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by End Hymns.

Visit the Capitol Theatre website to purchase.

Spring Artist Variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 35.
Five color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $35 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Spring Artist Variant on brushed gold foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.
Five color screenprint on brushed gold foil.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Evening Artist Variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 35.
Five color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $35 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Evening Artist Variant on brushed gold foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.
Five color screenprint on brushed gold foil.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

*NCW*

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