Back on the Train by Michael Ortiz

“Back on the Train” by Michael Ortiz of Like Minded Productions is released in conjunction with the Phish shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City Colorado. The poster is a follow up to the last two posters Michael Ortiz designed in conjunction with the band. The posters are a great combination of Colorado landscape and the band. The limited edition series of posters are numbered out of 80 and are giclee prints done on 210 gram Textured fine art paper measuring 17″ x 22″. Each print has deckled edges and are signed and numbered by Michael Ortiz. Prints are available at $30.00

Franky Scaglione’s Rocky Mountain ReadIcculus

This weekend marks, not only the return of our favourite band to Colorado for consecutive Labour Day runs, but also my 100th Phish show! Anticipating a memorable tour-closing run, and a personal milestone, I created a print to commemorate the never-ending splendor that is Live Phish. Rocky Mountain ReadIcculus is a limited edition screen print run of 150 on archival 100lb Cougar paper (24″ x 18″), all signed and numbered. Transposing a scene from the epics of Gamehenge to Colourful Colorado, we are reminded to read the words of the great and knowledgeable Icculus: The Helping Friendly Book. Here, Icculus appears a top the Rockies and calls on his faithful friend the Famous Mockingbird to deliver the HFB to the good people of Denver.

Price is $35 including shipping/handling in a reinforced postertube to anywhere in the US/Canada. I wanted to send this announcement before the shows hit, so, if you’re interested, you can preorder now or look out for me in the lots… whichever is easiest for you. I’ll take requests for numbers on a first come-first serve basis, and will ship all orders within two days of receiving payment. Prints will be available for $25 in the lots at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this Saturday and Sunday (I think I’ll take Friday night off). If you miss me at the shows and prints remain, I will be happy to send you one for the same $25 (you’ll just have to pick up the $10 shipping). And, as always, all subscribers (who have purchased at least four consecutive prints) will be receiving free shipping (and of course, you’ll receive the same number print that you’ve gotten in the past); just remind me when you send payment.

To purchase, please visit my online store: or simply PayPal me $35 to paisleyblue (at) with your mailing address.

*For anyone that would like to become a subscriber, I am happy to reserve the same print number for you (as long as it’s still available) and guarantee you free shipping for every print after four purchased. Please just let me know…

Rocky Mountain ReadIcculus
Labour Day, Colorado 2012
Edition of 150
100lb Cougar
24″ x 18″
3 colours

Denver Pre-Party: Good Visuals 2 at Quixotes True Blue

Phish will be playing their last shows of the 2012 summer season just minutes outside Denver at Dick’s Sporting Good Park. Denver venue, Quixotes True Blue, will once again be the host to a pre-party the night before Phish’s three night run begins. This all day music and art event, Good Visuals 2, will include live music from four bands with some of the hottest poster artists and pin makers on the scene on hand with their art display. Doors open at 4pm, music begins at 8pm and won’t end until 2am. Quixotes has both an inside and outdoor stage, allowing music & art fans to enjoy the amazing Colorado weather!

Bands include Jet Edison, Technicolor Tone Factory, Grace Askew, & Tater Famine

Artists include:
Ryan Kerrigan –
Isadora Bullock –
Jack Shure –
Phantasy Pins –
Lifted Creations –
StuPINdous Creations –
(more announced soon!)

Tickets are on sale now for only $10

Join fellow Phish fans and celebrate the start of a great Labor Day weekend with live music and psychedelic art, just right for getting you in the perfect mind set for three nights of Phish with the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop!

Click here to purchase tickets!

Click here to RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends who will also be in town!

Tim Ripley’s Commerce City Poster “Phoxomoxoa”

Chicago artist Tim Ripley’s Commerce City poster is a fantastically vibrant print measuring 22″ x 16″,done in five colors for this hand pulled screen print. The poster is signed and numbered in an edition of 242 on 150 lb acid free 30% post consumer recycled paper.

Part of Ripley’s style is to draw images into the design to be found later on. In “Phoxomoxoa” there are 15 tiny hidden images of animals referencing Phish song titles and a tiny portrait of the artist.

Tim will be on lot at Commerce City for all three shows, where the poster costs $25. If you aren’t going to the shows and still want to get one, email timothyripley (at) and pick one up for $32, which includes shipping.




Party Time and Homer Tucking shirts from Knuckleheads

Knuckleheads have been printing lot style tees for the music scene on the West Coast since 2004. These two shirts were printed originally in a run of 50 shirts each for the California leg of Phish Summer Tour 2012. Both shirts are also up the Knucklehead blog.

Homer Tucking : This shirt was created after the first leg of Summer Tour 2012. This is a one sided image printed on a Blue Gildan Ultra Cotton 100% cotton Preshrunk. Shirts are $20.00 shipped and 10% will be donated to The Mockingbird Foundation.

B) Party Time: This shirt is a take on the classic Patron label. This design is printed on shirt styles for both men and women! For the guys, the Party Time shirt is printed on a Grey Gildan Ultra Cotton 50/50 preshrunk blend, while for the Ladies, a Grey V-Neck that is 100% Cotton. Please specify which style you’d prefer. Shirts are $20.00 Shipped and 10% will be donated to The Mockingbird Foundation.

Homer Tucking shirts – Mens sizes


Homer Ladies V-neck-M

Homer Ladies V-neck – L

Party Time S

Party Time M

Party Time L

Party Time XL

Party Time Ladies V-neck M

Party Time Ladies V-neck L

Watkins Glen and SPAC posters from Jeff Lucas

Welcome new artist Jeff Lucas to PhanArt! In his own words:

“I have been a screen printer for 35 years. I started out in my teens selling t-shirts and bumper stickers at Dead shows. Then on August 9th 1995 myself and a whole lot of other people were out of a job. I setteled down got married had kids and put my engineering background to work. I slowly drifted back into screen printing and for the last 20 years I have been at the helm of Black Dog Graphics Inc. in Clinton, Maine. For the most part we are a contract t-shirt printer serving regional and national accounts. However a couple of time a year when the shop is empty I turn my skills to flat stock and do up a poster or two and head to the lot. This year it was SPAC, last year it was Watkins Glen and The Gorge. Why? Because I am part of the show and it gives me a reason to talk with a few hundred people i wouldn’t normally talk to.”

“I use a traditional approach in my print making to protect the edition. All screens, master flats and art files are erased or destroyed after the run.  I keep a low quality .png file for presence on the internet,  once the edition is sold out it to will be erased.   There will never be a second edition. There are no rejects or artist proofs and no editing in terms of quality,  in print making there are no “mistakes” there is only markings that make a print individual. I will sell out an edition to it’s entirety.”

“I prefer the circus theme for my concert posters because in 2013 a weekend with Phish and the crowd in tow is as close to the old time circus as we are going to get. My show circus posters are an innocent anecdote to other work work I see.”

Check out Jeff’s site

The Watkins Glen poster is an edition of 144 with only 12 remaining. The price is $50 for each, which includes insured shipping and 20% going to The Mockingbird Foundation! The paper is a Arches acid free, the size is 12 inches by 24 inches. All prints are signed and numbered.

The SPAC poster is an edition of 99, with only 16 remaining. The price is $50 each which includes insured shipping and 20% going to The Mockingbird Foundation. The paper is a Arches acid free, the size is 12 inches by 24 inches. All prints are signed and numbered.

Watkins Glenn

SPAC Button

AJ Masthay’s Kansas City Print “Remember the Brave”

For the StarLight Theatre show tonight in Kansas City, MO, AJ is on site with a few prints, but you can also pick up this great posters up at his store. This is a five color linoleum block print measuring 14.5″ x 23.5″ using metallic copper ink. This is a signed/numbered edition of 100 printed on Canson Edition Antique White paper stock. This poster ships following 2nd leg.

Donations from Artists, Mid-summer 2012

Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over May, June and July! Their incredible generosity and efforts to spread the art and donation to The Mockingbird Foundation in the process will help to promote music education throughout the country.

Adrian Sharpe – 2 Deer Creek and 2 Rift pins and  1 Henrietta tie
Jiggs – 1  Deer Creek and 1 Atlantic City poster
Bruce Horan – 2 Atlantic City posters, 2 First Tube posters, plus original art ‘Eyes’, ‘Supertank’ and ‘Brooklyn Bridge’
Ben Whitesell – 1 Atlantic City poster and 1 Jones Beach poster
Brian Kushner – Life is Hood shirt and two pins
T. Shaw – $30
Melissa Leigh–  1 Deer Creek poster and 1 Alpine Valley poster
Salad Jones – Two shirts on tour, sold for $30
Birdometer Designs – Blossom stamp pin
Venus Henley – $25
Missy Steiner – $100
Pauly Pins – 4 pins, including his Bill Graham pin

Total: 28 pieces of art and $230 raised for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations made by artists via sales on and at Phish shows. Please continue to support these generous artists!

If you would like to purchase any of the items donated, please contact Pete at phanart (at)

San Francisco poster from Steve Conroy

Monk’s San Francisco Phish print is an homage to Tube/Divided Sky and the iconic self titled album cover from the Bad Brains. The dome is the San Francisco City Hall building which is across the street from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The print is a limited run of 250, offset printed on 13 pt recycled matte paper. It measures 12.25 x 17.25 and will be signed/numbered by the artist and shipped in a think walled tube. Cost is $20 with free shipping