In a collaboration between the mind at StuPINdous Creations and the artistic talents of Otto Art, comes a 30th anniversary Phish pin. XXX is the Roman numeral for the number 30 and the 4 lizards represent each band member. This pin is done in a 3D mold with green glittery lizards in a limited edition of 200 pins. Each one is $15 shipped. Check out their sites for even more Phishy goods! StuPINdous Creations and Otto Art
Well, 2012 was an incredible year for PhanArt, with more art than ever before, plus the addition of five staff members to the site – Taylor, Kelley, Chris, Jim and Chris. Fans have been submitting more and more art to PhanArt for sharing on the site, which led to a record number of posts as well as a record amount of money raised for The Mockingbird Foundation – over $3700!
What was popular this year? Well, shirts and posters as usual, but anything that had that Cheerio/Henrietta design took top honors for the most common piece of phanart. It seemed that every bit of clothing and all sorts of art were seeing this design, any why not? It’s iconic, only Phish fans know what it is, making it a silent calling card for other fans whether at a show or in real life. There was at least one wedding party with Fishman ties for the groomsmen!
Then of course, there are pins, which has basically become a flooded market. Everyone is making them, few are buying and many are trading for them. Some of them are truly amazing and we are likely only a few days away from the first ‘Golf Ball’ themed pin of 2013. There are a reported 1700-1800 pins total made already, according to Fred Hosman, who would know, because he collected pretty much every single one up to date. That number of pins is more than the number of individual pieces of art in PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish!
So, here we are with more art being made, Phish being at the top of their game and the 30th anniversary likely to shed a great deal of art, especially if there are more shows than the last two years. Without further rambling, I present the Best of PhanArt, 2012 edition. This list of 12 was compiled with input from fans on the website, Facebook, Twitter, as well as reported sales from artists and feedback on lot. Some of these pieces of art are still available for sale, while some sold out a long time ago. Click the links to see what you can still get and support the Phish Art Community! Remember, the Phanart made in 2012 was amazing and the following is just some of the best. If you think something was overlooked, share what was missed below in the comments section below.
And now for the Best PhanArt of 2012…
A simple Tweet led to an incredibly popular sticker, so much so that it was sold in bulk to a few fans during Summer Tour. Andy Cary’s wit led to a sticker that was begged for at shows, Jiggs’ design made it the perfect bumper sticker for a car, and led to some nice donations for The Mockingbird Foundation, as Andy deferred any profit to them. In keeping with that, all sales of this sticker through the month of January will go to The Mockingbird Foundation, after shipping and handling.
You couldn’t make a more literal pin, but Jeff from My Phavorite Things did, and succeeded. It doesn’t look like there are any pins left for sale, but if you can get one, this is a well through out and produced pin.
The return of the Happy Fish in one incredible print! Ryan Kerrigan continues to create incredible Phish posters for each show and tour, and this one stood out as one of the best of the Summer!
Life is Good < Life is Hood. Brian Kushner of PhanBadge made a great shirt with a familiar guitar sticking out, and the response was incredible. Many shirts were out of stock by the time SPAC rolled around. Brian graciously donated a few shirts to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, all of which were snapped up quickly. The crossover aspect is huge with this shirt, since you can wear it to a show or just in daily life, getting more than a few heads to turn when they notice the slight difference in this now classic shirt.
8. Party Time/Playboy shirts
Seen on the lots of Bader Field in June, this is a great shirt, hands down. The Playboy brand has an aura of epic parties in the grotto, and ‘Party Time’ is the perfect way to to tie the two together. This shirt was only seen briefly on tour, so we have no purchasing info, so if you know who made this shirt, contact PhanArt (at) gmail and we will do our best to have it up on the site. Again, great shirt to the creators!
Branden Otto has been making posters since 2010 and in 2012, he found his groove, creating incredible work from start to finish. Fans sold out one edition, leading to a second variant being produced. Stacking the vehicles, adding in tour dates and some subtle Phish references, as well as great creativity and color schemes showed that Otto is moving on up among his fellow artists.
6. Jam Jars
5. Summer Tour Pac-Man shirts
These were seen through much of Summer Tour, although the creators never got in touch with us to get on the site. Based on the number of fans wearing them, it’s likely they sold well on tour, if not sold out. Using the one and two-stops on tour as general pellets to eat, and the four 3-day runs the Power pellets is just smart designing. This was well thought out and a great design. It would even be higher on the list, but black isn’t a great color shirt for the summer. But being in the top half of the Best of 2012 isn’t too shabby. Big ups to the four levels at the bottom, one for each tour to date in the 3.0 era.
Try saying THAT five times fast. This set has been sought after by fans and sold quickly, making for yet another classic TRiPP trio of prints that connect to form gorgeous imagery.
Jiggs has branched out from his earlier designs and t-shirts and delved into some great posters in the past year, starting with NYE 2011 and going through 2012 with Bader Field, OKC Zoo and Dick’s prints. This one stands out among them all, capturing the song that would cap off the band’s first show in Oklahoma, in a most unique fashion.
Never in a million years did I think that Phish-themed ties would be a thing, let alone a well produced thing. Well, Adrian from stuPINdous Creations proved that one wrong, a few times over. First there was the Henrietta tie, then the Cactus and Big Red ties (seen below) and most recently, a Henrietta Bow Tie. Many of these ties sold out quickly, especially the Henrietta tie. These ties are stylish, they are great for work or play and speaking from experience, get compliments nearly every time. That’s a great tie – when they don’t realize there’s a Phish theme to it, but you do. Adrian, nice work on these. Can’t wait to see the Page tie! Here’s to hoping it involves sandwiches!
And the best of PhanArt 2012 is…….
The intricate detail of this limited edition print from Ben Whitesell and the overwhelming response from Phish fans made this a runaway #1 choice for 2012. Ben has made great prints in the past and this one is the culmination of his growing skills in making great posters. Examine the way in which Ben detailed Trey’s guitar, going deeper with a mechanical angle and creating one of the best posters of 2012. Ben, here’s to hoping you can keep making art of this caliber in 2013!
So, did we miss something? Was there some art that should have made the list? If so, tell us what you think we missed in the comments below. Art is all around us on Phish tour and this is just a small slice of the great art out there this past year. With greater input from fans taken into greater account this year, we feel this is a great representation of the Best PhanArt of 2012. If this past year is any hint, 2013 will be even better.
- PhanArt Pete and the PhanArt Crew
You can save the whales and you can save the toads, but I don’t care if the world explodes. Complete with sucky stars and vacuum solos!
4 Color Hand Drawn. Hand Pulled Screen Prints.
Limited Edition of only 75.
18″x 24″ on 100lb Cover Stock Signed & Numbered.
Prints will ship on or before 12/21/12 (If the World doesn’t explode). Prints ordered prior to 12/21 are guaranteed to arrive before the NY run begins on 12/28.
Color Variations may occur due to the hand printed nature of the prints.
Welcome to the Fourth Annual PhanArt Holiday Gift Guide! Since we don’t have Shakedown to hit off to do our Holiday shopping (remember Fall Tour?), PhanArt brings you the best of the lot here, compiling great art and deals for Phish fans. Get everything you need for family and friends, as well as phamily and phriends. Stay tuned for great deals as this page will be updated throughout the holiday season.
This year the Gift Guide is broken down into Seven Categories: Special Deals, Posters, Books, Shirts, Pins, Jewelery and Stickers. There are also select items that benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, including limited edition posters.
Cody Schibi has free shipping on all orders and free prints when you spend $15 or more
Nate Duval’s holiday sale includes free shipping through 12/14 and deals for different days of the week
TRiPP is offering 25% off and free shipping on all orders Tuesday 11/27 through Wednesday Night and 25% off orders until Wednesday night with code “wassail”. From 11/29 through 12/31, code rudolPH will work to give you 20% off, plus if you spend $100 or more you get free shipping through 12/31. Don’t forget to check out holiday cards and limited edition archived prints.
Doctor Fluff Tees is offering holiday specials store-wide. Use one of their two coupons to get even greater discounts! 20% off on Cyber Monday with code GIVETHANKS and 10% off with code PHANART through 12/31 (but you can only use one code on Cyber Monday, so go with GIVETHANKS)
Among other deals, Tube, Tweezer and Doctor Fluff posters are all 25% off!
Plus all Tie-dye Grateful Dead shirts are 25% off and you can pre-order these onesies pictured below.
You only get one set of ears and if you see live music, your hearing can be damaged quite easily. Read a little about how earplugs are beneficial when seeing live music and pick up Pete’s recommendation – Hearos Xtreme Protection.
Four posters for $40 – With a great deal of posters donated to PhanArt to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, there’s a ton of great posters to get and for $40, you get FOUR prints, with the $40 going to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation for music education. If you want to request a tour or a specific artist (who has been featured on PhanArt.net in the past few years), we will try to honor your request as best as we can.
Jiggs has two of his prints from this summer available.
Bader Field Posters: $15 shipped
Deer Creek posters: $20 shipped
Branden Otto has four prints just added to the site, and if you Buy 2, you get 1 FREE. Click over to see Branden’s latest and pick up some incredible art. He’s had an incredible year! All orders will also receive a promo code for 25% off Otto’s NYE poster that will be released in early December.
Marq Spusta has created “Morris” to help raise money for the MS Society via Screens ‘n’ Suds. Morris is a 5″x7″ screenprint on textured paper and available in one of two variants, gold or vanilla for only $17. All proceeds go to MS Society! Plus, there are a ton of other great prints available as well!
The PhanArt ‘Read the F#$%ing Book Club‘ has reviews and links to buy all 14 books written on Phish, as well as reviews by members of the Phish community. Prices vary.
PhanFood cookbooks, the first cookbook by Phish fans for Phish fans is available for only $20, with net profits benefiting the Chittenden Food Bank in Burlington, Vermont. PhanFood features appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, drinks (with and without alcohol) and a variety of other concoctions that Phish fans enjoy while they are in the lots, at the site, or just sitting at home waiting for the next tour to be announced.
The original Eat More Kale shirt (and hoodie) is available for $25
You Enjoy Me -has onesies and tees for the little ones, with great prices – 2 for only $25!. Check out a gallery of designs from our writeup on them.
The Woods Tees in three colors are now discounted to $18!
Count 8 Festivals shirts are only $10 each, with just TWO remaining! These shirts from Festival 8 features Count von Count in sizes Medium and Large only. Free shipping on orders.
Of course, there are Golgi/Google, Tweezer/Twitter shirts, plus “Me No are no Nice Girl” shirts for ladies (only sizes left are: 1 small, 1 large, 1 XL and 1 XXL - shirts run a little small). All shirts come with a free sticker and free shipping. Order in the PhanArt Store.
Plus there are Summer 2011 shirts for only $6 with free shipping
Also, the pre-order for YEMSG shirts and hoodies has been extended until 11/30! Pick them up in the PhanArt Store because they are only available on pre-order. Free YEMSG sticker and NYEMSG 2011-2012 sticker with each order! Shirts ship in mid-December (free shipping too!)
Phanbadge MSG Subway Tokens and Manhole covers are $15-16 each or in a three pack with a free bonus pin included!
Golgi/Google and the Mound/Joy pair of pins are $15 each.
Ryan Kerrigan’s Happy Fish are only $15
Jiggs has his Kuroda pins for $10 each
Pin Me Down has your the freshest new pin designs on the market, offering Phish, GD and many more designs. Pins cost $8-35, with a few pins costing only $5 during their holiday sale. As always free shipping on orders over $30.
Crazyredbeard has a number of pins for sale, notably his new Birds of a Feather Omnidirectional Love pin. This pin is an original design by Jonathan Blake, a raven and an eagle interlocked in the center by a heart with the four directions of the compass symbolizing love radiating outward in all directions. This pin is only $15 plus $3 shipping.
JEWELRY and MORE
Jennifer Kahn’s 2012 Commemorative NYE NYC MSG Token pendant is available in Sterling Silver or Brass. Her 3rd token, this design features an upward spiral emanating from the big apple. Take the New Year’s run energy and grow, expand, move forward and reach out in the coming year. There’s nowhere to go but UP!
Jami Dudenhoeffer has stickers and iphone skins available for $5-10
Glowstickwars.com is having a Red, Green and Blue sale. From now until Boxing Day (thats December 26th to you and me, tubes of Red Show Sticks, Green Show Sticks, and Blue Show Sticks can be ordered from the GSW online store for as low as $6.49 per tube of 100 8″ glowsticks, with 100 bracelet/necklace connectors included. That’s a 35% discount! And remember, 10% of all Show Sticks sales are donated to The Mockingbird Foundation. Take advantage of this great limited time offer and MAKE IT RAIN this Holiday season!
Stickers are a great stocking stuffer!
Jiggs stickers include Kuroda / Laser Pointer and Stop Analyzing
Also, conceived by Andy Cary and designed by Jiggs is the runaway sticker design of the summer, “My Other Car is a Second Set Tweezer”, available in the PhanArt Store
YEMSG stickers, inspired by PhanArt Pete on 12/4/09 and designed by Jiggs are a classic and 1 for $3, 2 for $5.
Read Icculus stickers from Christine Liotti are only 1 for $3, 2 for $5 and can be picked up here.
YEM WE CAN, celebrating both Phish and the President’s re-election are also 1 for $3, 2 for $5
YEM Family Decal stickers – A spoof of those stickers we see on the back of cars detailing who is in the family. Well, this one is for phamily, via Glowstickwars.com – less than Three Dollars!
You Gotta Blow In It
This 18″x24″ 10 color-hand drawn hand pulled screen print, signed & numbered in a limited edition of 30, on sale for the holidays for only $25. There are less than 10 of these prints left.
Im In the Empire Business
A Breaking Bad print measuring 18″x24″, this is a hand drawn, hand printed five-color screen print in a signed & numbered limited edition of 75 and is on sale for the holidays for only $25. There are less than 10 of these prints left!
Split Fountain (Variant)
This is the last remaining Summer Tour Leg two poster, with only FIVE remaining. The poster measures 18″x24″, is a hand drawn and hand printed screen print that is signed and numbered. There are also 10 limited edition Artist Proofs as well. Please specify when ordering. Cost for these prints is $25 throughout the holidays.
This Must Be the Place
A Talking Heads print that debuted at “Same As It Ever Was: A Talking Heads Group Show” at Blank Space Gallery on October 19th in Milford,CT. This 18″x24″ three-color hand drawn hand pulled screen print is in a signed & numbered limited edition of 50. Cost for this print is $25.
Buy ANY Two of these Posters, Get One FREE
“Same As It Ever Was: A Talking Heads Group Show” at Blank Space Gallery on October 19th in Milford,CT
If you are in the Connecticut area next week, head down to Blank Space Gallery in Milford on Friday October 19th for “Same as it Ever Was: A Talking Heads Group Show”. This art exhibit features work by David Welker, Nate Duval, Justin Helton, James Flames, and others artists from around the country.
Attendees will be able to view exclusive new work by: Tracie Ching, Goatface, Dan Grzeca, Brain Methe, Branden Otto and more. The gallery is located just steps from the Metro North station, in the heart of downtown Milford. You can find more info here
Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over August and September! 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.
Starlight Theater Poster from Osso Inc - 3 Posters, 2 drawings and 2 postcards
Watkins Glen and SPAC posters from Jeff Lucas – SPAC poster
San Francisco poster from Steve Conroy - 10 posters!
Justin Olson’s three posters from Summer Tour 2012 - 6 posters (2 Portsmouth, 2 Atlantic City, 2 Summer Tour)
Tim Ripley’s Dick’s Poster – One poster
Branden Otto Summer Tour Leg – 7 Posters (Atlantic City, Portsmouth, Alpine Valley, Jones Beach, All Good Music Festival, 2 Summer Tour Leg 2 – one green, one purple)
Ray John 2012 – Shirt, pin and 6 stickers
LALFA (Laugh and Laughing Fall Apart) shirts from Lara Watson – $25
Adrian from stuPINdous Creations – 2 Cactus ties and 2 Trey-fret ties - 1 set sold for $70, 1 set still available!
Total: $134 and 33 posters, four ties, 1 shirt and 6 stickers raised for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations made by artists via sales on PhanArt.net 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) gmail.com
Screens ‘n’ Suds’ mission is to enhance appreciation for craft beer and art while raising money for charity. “Screens” as in screen printing—posters, t-shirts and the like ‘n’ “Suds” as in beer—malt, hops, yeast and water. Since 2009, Screens ‘n’ Suds activities have generated over $50,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and other charities through sales of beer-inspired art donated by artists from around the country, MS Walks, beer dinners, and events.
Saturday 11/3/2012 is the Screens ‘N’ Suds Big Event from 4pm-9pm at Gallery5
- No cover charge, suggested $5 donation. All ages, 21+ to drink.
- All proceeds from Screens ‘n’ Suds table sales and donations benefit MS Society and Gallery5.
- Tentative Brewery line-up: Hardywood Park, Legend, Starr Hill, Midnight Brewing, Devil’s Backbone, Dogfish Head, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Blue Mountain, Terrapin, and St. George.
- Screens ‘n’ Suds Inaugural Brew: Look out for a very special collaboration between Hardywood Park and Screens ‘n’ Suds. There will be a very small amount of limited edition, signed and numbered bottles available at the event.
- Screens ‘n’ Suds 2012 Fall Series for Sal
- In celebration of Screens ‘n’ Suds 4th year, the 2012 fall print edition theme will be “Quad.” In Suds terms, Quad is short for Quadrupel, a trappist style strong ale of great strength and flavor. The strongest of the four common trappist styles, the Quadrupel is generally a dark ale with big flavors of dark fruit. In Screens terms, artists explore the artistic world of “Quad” or “Four.”
- Tentative list of artists contributing to the series: Itty Bitty Press, aelhra, A Firebird Surrounded, Plastic Flame Press, Benjamin Chan, Branden Otto, Praxium Press, Jason Taylor, The Bungaloo, Horan/Andershock Collaboration, Ashley Phipps, Doe Eyed Design, with many more TBA.
- Approximately 10 artists from all over the country will be at Gallery5 displaying and selling art. Confirmed displaying artists include: Tripp, Itty Bitty Press, Ryan Kerrigan, with many more TBA.
- A silent auction and a raffle for gift certificates, prints, and other goodies during the event.
Events for Screen ‘n’ Suds
- Belgian beers, including Trappist, Abbey, and American-Brewed Belgian-style beers paired expertly with several mouth-watering courses prepared by TJ’s award-winning chefs
- Screens ‘n’ Suds prints and tees available for purchase benefitting charity
- Menu, beer pairings, and pricing will be available shortly.
- RSVPs are required.
Screens ‘n’ Suds Halloween Fan Bar Crawl, including a scavenger hunt for prizes, Wednesday 10/31 at 6pm, at several baris in Carytown and The Fan
Screens ’n’ Suds Fall 2012 Print Series preview and first tasting Thursday 11/1 from 4-9pm at Hardywood Park Brewery
Gallery5 First Friday Opening and Fall 2012 Print Series preview with beer from featured Virginia Breweries and screen print artists displaying and selling their art and merch Friday 11/2 7-10pm at Gallery5
Branden’s Second Leg of Summer 2012 Phish Tour is here and ready for shipping. This print measures 18×24″ and is printed on 100lb cover stock in a limited edition run of 350 signed & numbered prints using five colors: Moss Green, Goldenrod, Light Blue, Brown and Black. The posters are available now at his store for only $20 plus $5 shipping. Every order of 2 or more comes with a free Summer tour pin!
Branden Otto has come up with a half dozen posters for the first leg of Summer Tour 2012.
Worcester “Reba” measures 12×24″ printed on 100lb cover stock in a limited Edition of 100. Each poster is signed & numbered using four colors: Glow in the Dark Green, Light Blue, Metallic Orange and Metallic Black.
Atlantic City “Birds of a Feather” measures 12×24″ and is printed on 100lb cover stock. It is in a limited edition of 100 signed & numbered prints, each with four colors: Pink, Yellow, Blue and Black.
Portsmouth “Piper” measures 18×24″ and is printed on 100lb cover stock in a limited edition of 125 signed & numbered prints using six colors: Yellow, Green, Blue, Metallic Red, Grey and Black.
Burgettstown “Tube” measures 12×24″ and is printed on 100lb coverstock in a limited edition of 75 signed & numbered prints using three colors: Metallic Yellow, Metallic Silver and Black.
Alpine Valley “Light” measures 18×24″ and is printed on 100lb coverstock in a limited edition of 100 signed & numbered prints using four colors: Metallic Blue, Glow in the Dark Yellow, Glow in the Dark Green and Black.
Jones Beach “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing” measures 12x 24″ and is printed on 100lb. coverstock in a limited edition of 100 signed & numbered prints using four Colors: Red, Blue, Black and Metallic Gold
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