This video appeared on Twitter last week and showed what the ‘Art Jam’ from The Great Went in 1997 looked like from the audience point of view. Having not gone to the Went nor seeing an image of the front of this piece until now gave me pause, because it shows the art that Phish collectively created before sending it off through the crowd to be attached to the giant art sculpture that was later ceremoniously set on fire.
Skip ahead to the fall of 2004. When the idea for PhanArt materialized and a logo was needed, the Art Jam became the idea upon which the PhanArt logo was created. I felt that it was the combination of the concept of the PhanArt book – Art made by the fans inspired by the band coming together. But there was only one picture the logo designer, Mark Sakasai and I could find at the time:
So Mark did what he could with this and created a couple of early logos, with a focus on sticking to something simple:
Finally, we decided upon one final logo, which has been used continuously since late 2004:
A simple explanation of the logo – PhanArt has the second A replaced with the closest interpretation of Phish’s part of the Went Art tower, with colors interpreted by Mark. I always felt it looked like Kentucky, and Phish’s final piece of the Art tower did seem to resemble it, in a way. Artistic interpretation at its finest
So thanks to Mark and Phish for their creations. They have been an indelible part of PhanArt and the past 8 years of this continuing project that showcases the art of the fans that is inspired by Phish.
As the Wu Tang Clan says, Protect ya neck! Grab this new, limited run shirt that utilizes a famous W for the sake of calling on the Wolfman’s Brother himself. They are screen printed on 100% cotton t-shirts and are $25 shipped. This is a limited pre-sale so when they’re gone, they may be gone for good. Place orders now before tour!
Eli Forrester has two new pins for Summer Tour 2012
The first pin is the “STEP INTO SPACE 2012.” They are a limited edition and numbered in an edition of 250.
The second pin is Fish’s vintage Electrolux vaccuum. It is a limited edition and numbered out of 150.
Rhombus pin – This pin uses imagery from Sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The back-stamp reads “2012: A Funk Odyssey” and each pin is individually numbered.
All pins are double posted and 1.25″ wide. Be on the lookout for more pins and tees coming out in the next couple weeks before tour starts!! Eli will be at all the shows first leg this summer except Bonnaroo. All pins are $15 including shipping. If you have any questions about the pins or need to contact me, feel free to get in touch, email is etforrester (at) gmail.com
Also check out Eli’s page on Facebook for MLF Designs (Mighty Legends Form)
AJ Masthay has released his posters for the first leg of Phish shows this summer. You can pick up all these posters on his site for a limited time. Make sure to stop and see AJ at the First Tube Poster Show on June 16th at Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City. The show runs 10am-3pm and you can find more information about the event here
Pick up these prints and more from Masthaystudios.com
From the good folks at glowstickwars.com….. You could win a FREE 3-Day ticket (General Admission) to the Phish shows on June 15th, 16th and 17th, 2012 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ!
There are 3 ways to Enter to Win:
1. GEAR UP! Visit our online store and use promo code AC4FREE at checkout to receive a 20% discount on your order (on top of the store-wide 5% off). For every $10 you spend, you will receive one entry into the ticket giveaway drawing. The more gear you grab, the more chances you have to win!
PLUS, if your order includes any one of our reusable products (LED Gloves and/or LED Shoe Laces), you will receive twice as many entries into the ticket giveaway drawing from that order. Go green or stay home!
2. DO YOU HAIKU? Stop by our page on Facebook, “Like” us, and then post your most creative and vote-worthy Haiku (what is a Haiku?) to the Sweepstakes section (here:). Only one post per entrant, please and thanks. You will receive one entry into the ticket giveaway drawing for posting a valid Haiku. PLUS, for every 10 votes your post receives, you will receive one extra entry into the ticket giveaway drawing. So be sure to share your post with your friends!
3. TWEET THAT $#!+. “Follow” @GlowStickWars on Twitter and tweet: “I want to win a 3-day ticket to see @Phish in Atlantic City from @GlowStickWars! #phish #AC4FREE #sweepstakes #glowstickwars”. You will receive one entry into the ticket giveaway drawing for doing so.
Good luck, and make it rain!
From Brian at PhanBadge, comes the first installment of his Summer 2012 series:
“I am very happy to introduce PhanBadge’s first shirt, Life Is Hood. These are heavy Gildan T-shirts silk-screened with original artwork. They are $23.99 shipped and orders will be shipped before tour. The shirts come in two colors, Indigo Blue and Olive and range in size from Small to XXL”
“Phanbadge.com also has three new pins for this summer. First is the Camp Oswego Pin, the second pin in our festival series, the pin measures 1.5″ across, double posted on the back and numbered out of 100.
Second, our first ever mashup pin is called “Roses are Fee“. Designed by Brian Kushner and Ryan Kerrigan, this pin is made of nickel and measures 1.5″ wide, is double posted and numbered out of 200.
Third is our Summer Tour 2012 Hood pin. Designed by Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Kushner, the Hood pin is a die cast metal pin 1.5″ high, double posted and numbered out of 300.”
All pins are $15.00 with free shipping. There is also a current deal of “Roses are Fee” and “Hood” Pin for only $25.00 total. You can find that and other pin packages at www.phanbadge.com/pins
More to come in the next month leading up to tour Including 3 new badges!
Stay classy this Summer with this 100% silk woven necktie from StuPINdous Creations. The necktie includes a custom back label with a quote from Driver, “And hoping when I get there I’ll be better dressed.”. The cost is $42 each and orders will ship in early June. There were only 150 made and they are perfect for weddings, graduations, court dates, Fathers Day gifts, the 4th of July show at Jones Beach and really any day that ends in “Y”. Get one before they are all gone!
UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response from 1st leg, more Fishman ties are getting made. They should be in around 8/15 and are already back up on the site. So go ahead and order one now to ensure you don’t miss out this time around. Also there will be 2 NEW Phish related tie designs out by then too…stay tuned. Go to www.stuPINdouscreations.com
THESE TIES ARE SOLD OUT!
Alex Boucher, who created a pretty kick ass shirt for NYE at MSG, has created a hand-drawn poster based on the song ‘Bouncing Around the Room’. This prints measures 11×14″ and is digitally printed on high quality paper. The words “Bouncing Around the Room” are surrounded by highly detailed and tediously drawn patterns and designs.
You can order this poster at Alex’s Etsy Store
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