PRIMUS

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 PRIMUS Gig Poster: July 5, Los Angeles!

by ncwinters on July 6, 2018

Brand new madness.

I’m back, and hitting the ground running after taking off for a last minute holiday jaunt to Hawaii. The next day back means it’s right back to work! No complaints, I absolutely love my job. I am beyond excited to finally be able to reveal this poster. Fresh off the success of the juggernaut of my recent Grateful Dead poster (thank you all!), this PRIMUS gig poster has gone through quite the gauntlet of work, and is part of why I may have shaved a year or so off my life from the end of 2017 into the early part of 2018.

Using every gig poster to constantly try and push my skills, experiment and see how much I can completely break the screenprinting process in the efforts to create something new, I’m pleased to present this bucket of madness, the poster for the Primus gig last Thursday, July 5 in LA. I worked super dense and went for a rich range of shading on this one, and indeed utilized a total of 4 black inks to round out the gamut. One solid black, and three separate transparent blacks were all painstakingly split out to go over three different rich colors. Ultimately the print is four colors, with seven screens used. Special shout out to Jon Smith for his help on some of the finer tweaks for the blacks. DL Screenprinting handled the final printing, and absolutely knocked it out of the park. Special thanks to them.

In addition to the main show edition, I’ll have a couple color variants along with two foil versions available from my online shop, dropping this Monday, July 9th at a random time. As always, to get the exact info about drop time, you MUST be subscribed to my online newsletter, to which you can sign up in the sidebar. Full info about each print below. Thanks as always for the incredible support! On to the posters!

PRIMUS gig poster July 5, 2018 
Greek Theatre at Los Angeles, California
Main show edition
Print size: 18″ x 24″ show edition of 300. Only 50 available
Four colors, seven screens screenprint on natural stock.
Printed by DL Screenprinting.

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

detail views.

PRIMUS gig poster July 5, 2018 
Greek Theatre at Los Angeles, California
“Midnight” variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ edition of 40.
Four colors, seven screens screenprint on natural stock.
Printed by DL Screenprinting.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $65 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

PRIMUS gig poster July 5, 2018 
Greek Theatre at Los Angeles, California
“Vintage” variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ edition of 30.
Four colors, seven screens screenprint on natural stock.
Printed by DL Screenprinting.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $75 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

PRIMUS gig poster July 5, 2018 
Greek Theatre at Los Angeles, California
Rainbow foil variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ edition of 30.
Three colors, six screens screenprint on rainbow foil.
Printed by DL Screenprinting.

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

PRIMUS gig poster July 5, 2018 
Greek Theatre at Los Angeles, California
Gold Mirri foil variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″ edition of 25.
Three colors, six screens screenprint on mirri Gold foil.
Printed by DL Screenprinting.

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

*NCW*

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New PRIMUS Gig Poster- May 16 Atlanta.

by ncwinters on May 18, 2018

New gig poster!

First off, I have to say how much I’ve enjoyed doing gig posters for the band Primus. I get full creative freedom to make what I want (so far!) and the response to the posters by the fans has been amazing. Extra special thanks as always to the enigmatic Zoltron for bringing me on board for the Primus posters. His generosity is matched only by his mysterious nature. Also have to give huge props to Lady Lazarus, the printer from Houston. They absolutely nailed the printing on this one, and on a short timeline to boot.

This was a fun chance to pull a recent moleskine drawing into gig poster form, and I’m very very pleased with the result. The hyper details in the original ink, horror vacui-style drawing were split out to several tonal levels to make the image a little less manic on the eyes. Plus, the horizontal aspect was a nice change of pace. Was also fun to do this with minimal colors- just four for each colorway (sepias and teals), and then a hybrid of both on the third. In addition to the three different color versions, there are three corresponding rainbow foil versions, in minimal amounts for those who are fans of the shiny. All prints will go up for sale this coming Monday at a random time in the online store. As always, to get the exact drop time, you need to be subscribed to my newsletter, in the sidebar of the site. 

On to the posters!

PRIMUS gig poster- May 16, 2018 
Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia

Main show edition- natural stock
Print size: 24″ x 18″ show edition of 250. Only 50 available
Four-color screenprint on natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus in Houston, Texas.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $45 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views. Lots of tiny details in this one!

Artist variant edition: Teals- natural stock
Print size: 24″ x 18″ edition of 40.
Four-color screenprint on natural stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Artist variant edition: Hybrid (sepia and teal)- natural stock
Print size: 24″ x 18″ edition of 30.
Four-color screenprint on natural stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $65 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Sepias version- rainbow foil stock
Print size: 24″ x 18″ edition of 25.
Four-color screenprint on rainbow foil stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $125 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Teals version- rainbow foil stock
Print size: 24″ x 18″ edition of 15.
Four-color screenprint on rainbow foil stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hybrid version (sepia and teal)- rainbow foil stock
Print size: 24″ x 18″ edition of 10.
Four-color screenprint on rainbow foil stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

*NCW*

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