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“I Don’t Want a Goldfish” New Year’s Print from AJ Masthay

Here is AJ Masthay’s preliminary sketch for this year’s New Year run at Madison Square Garden titled “I Don’t Want a Goldfish”. This print will be an impressive 11 colors in an edition of only 150 with a limited number of variants. While this is the bands 30th anniversary, this new years is AJ’s 20th anniversary following the band! (His first show was 12/29/93 in New Haven, CT). For this print, he really attempted to capture the joy, chaos, and excitement that we’re all addicted to.

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This amazing print is will be available Wednesday, December 18th at 12 noon EST. This print is $40, with a 2 print limit and $8.50 for shipping. Buy this print here!

YEMSG Stickers!

A New Years Run in NYC isn’t complete without a little YEMSG love! A new batch of 2″ x 2″ stickers have been printed up for the fall. so pick them up today! These stickers are smaller than the previous size, and the price has been adjust accordingly.

From the great minds at PhanArt and the talented designs of Jiggs, we bring you a limited time offer for the newest sticker available on lot this coming NYE Run….

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The inspiration for these stickers came at about the 12:24 mark of the YEM at MSG 12/4/09.







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Sleeping Monkey NYC by Michael Ortiz & Jon Lamb

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Above is a preview of the Art poster LMP is releasing in conjunction with the Phish New Years concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The poster is the last in a series of “train” themed posters that Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb of Like Minded Productions. This limited edition series is numbered out of 40 and are giclee prints done on 210 gram Textured fine art paper, measuring 17″ x 22″. Each print is signed and numbered by Michael Ortiz. Prints are available at $30 + $10 for shipping. (When you click “Add to Cart” you can go to “checkout” to complete your order.)
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Buy here: http://michaelortizart.com

Simple NYC shirts by Nesta’s Necessities

New from Nesta’s Necessities, Simple NYC: A t-shirt for the NYE run at MSG. On the front is “Simple” with NYC skyline superimposed. On the back is “MSG NYC NYE”  as well as the dates of the run.

Plus, 10% of all sales from this shirt go to The Mockingbird Foundation!

Click here to order! 

Attention NYC-area fans! Phish fans needed for photo shoot

Cory Schwartz, a Phish fan and photographer is looking for Phish fans in the greater NYC area to take part in a documentary project that he is undertaking through the first half of 2012. What he is seeking to do is to photograph fans in their natural environment, whether it be work or home, capturing what aspects of the band carry on outside of the show. Below, Cory shares his project with fans.

I am currently a student at the International Center of Photography in New York City where I am completing a one-year photojournalism and documentary program. For this program we conclude the year with a long term final project. My final project is about fans and the culture of what makes someone a fan, how they promote and share their love and enthusiasm for something, and of course the special items and memorabilia they collect along the way. There are many things that people are strong fans of, whether it be music, sports, science fiction, Disney, as well as a wide variety of other things that are out there. When I speak of the music fan, this one holds dear to my heart and is why I am calling on you. Music has been a passion for most of my life and has taken me on many journeys throughout. Once such journey is one a lot of us can relate to. It is the Phish journey. It is something that took hold of me back in 97′ and since then and about 75 shows later it is something that is still strong in my life and has had a profound impact on me. This is what I want to tap into, I want to photograph the “Phan”.

The project idea is about the Phan and how they choose to embrace this love for the band. We all have the posters on the wall and the t-shirts from tour after tour, but maybe you are someone who has a whole lot of stuff. Maybe its the room full of posters or the car plastered with bumper stickers. This is not something that is strictly limited to ones house though, this is something that can spill out into everyday life, in the environment that one creates for themselves, maybe this passion spills into the work place and the desk is adorned with trinkets. I want to photograph the Phan in his environment and show how this is a way of living, not something that stops at the last note played at the convert venue.

If you think this is something that you would be interested in investing some time in and allowing me to photograph you I ask that you please email me at coryhschwartz at gmail.com for additional information and we can discuss the project more in depth. My vision is to bring this passion to life in photographs. Thanks for your time and I do look forward to working with some of you.

This project is supported by PhanArt and fans in the greater NYC area are encouraged to get in touch with Cory, helping him to create a visual record of who we are when we aren’t at a Phish show.

You can visit Cory’s website and see some of his pictures of Phish on Flickr.

Update from Cory 1/30 6:50 pm

“I just wanted to say a quick thanks to Pete for his support on this project.   In the short time the message has been out there, the response has already been great, so thank you to all that have begun to reply!  I have received a large amount of emails and I’m beginning to go through them now, please know that I will do my best to get back to everyone and please keep sending them if you wish to be a part of this project.”

OCCUPY MSG 2011

New Years has been announced, and it is official. Phish is going to…….

It started in New York City, now its happening all around the country and the world, now its coming back home to MSG to end the year. Phish will ring in their 6th New Years at The World’s Most Famous Arena. Be the first to pick up these stickers created by Jiggs, 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 5 for $10, shipping free as always

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Ben Whitesell’s NYE Poster “New York City, NY”

Ben Whitesell’s last print for 2011 captures the iconic image of New York City, The Empire State Building in a vivid graphic while highlighting the lyrics to Simple in the process. You can read a great amount of detail on Ben’s blog. The poster is printed on 100% cotton rag Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (a nice heavy textured paper) using Epson archival inks and measures 13″ x 19″. The poster is a limited edition of 20, signed and numbered by the artist and costs $20 plus s+h. Pick one up at Moving the Merch

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Official Disco Biscuits Best Buy Theater Posters by TRiPP up for pre-sale

PRE-SALE! NYC 3-Show Run Dec. 2011
LIMITED EDITION CONCERT POSTERS – PRE-SALE AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY 12/19 10 AM EST.

$20 Each or $60 for the set of three.

Order HERE

Three Hand Pulled Silk-Screen Posters commemorating three consecutive shows at Best Buy Theater in New York City: December 26, 27, and 28, 2011. Each poster measures 10″ X 22″. Posters are hand-printed using acrylic inks on cotton watercolor paper, and are individually signed and numbered by TRiPP.

Posters are limited edition and expected to sell out at the shows. Order now, as these will most likely not be available for purchase online after the shows.

***PLEASE NOTE: AS THIS IS A PRE-ORDER, NEITHER POSTERS NOR ANYTHING ELSE INCLUDED IN YOUR SHOPPING CART WILL SHIP UNTIL POSTERS HAVE BEEN PRINTED. Expected ship date is January 2, 2012. If you need some items more quickly (say, in time for Christmas), please place a separate order for these items!

Superball IX and West Coast Street Team needed

If you are going to any of the July and August shows – Superball IX, All West Coast shows and Denver – we are need of street teamers to help spread the word about PhanArt by flyering at these shows.

If you want to join the street team for this leg of Summer Tour and future tours, email PhanArt Pete – phanart [at] gmail for more info.

Back on the Train Pins from CrazyRedBeard and Central Part of Town Pins

From Jon Blake, aka CrazyRedBeard and Central Part of Town Pins:

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The story behind the design:

Originally, I had painted three separate paintings to commemorate Phish’s triumphant return to Hampton. For the second night, I chose to work out a large train to tie in with the opening song, one of my favorites and thematic of what I thought the whole weekend was about for myself and a lot of others: Back on the Train. The painting looked like this

When Phish announced the holiday run, Central Part of Town Pins and I immediately thought the train would work and have multiple meanings for this particular occasion. Penn Station runs, of course, beneath MSG and the grill of the train, when viewed upside down, actually kind of look like MSG. This was unintentional…purely serendipitous.

Original art work from Hampton 3/7/09

We changed the original number of the train (3079) to “1111” to coincide with the first ever Phish show on a new year’s day. We intended for a little symbolism…the idea of the past and future occurring simultaneously…how time is indeed not linear. It kind of blew our minds when the Meatstick thing happened on NYE. I mean….really. Shocks my brain. The other thing that blew my mind was that, at Big Cypress, I’d had some mescalin and hallucinated that the Trey and Mike were walking into the shadows and then emerging in different time period clothing. For example, they were first sporting their own clothes, then they’d step into the darkness and emerge wearing what seemed to be Colonial wear or some other type of uniform. Then they’d step into the shadows again and come out with something else on. It was one of the most vivid “hallucinations” I’ve ever had. I remember thinking they were flipping through time, whether in reality or on some other level (pneumatic?). Needless to say, it did indeed shock my brain…I can’t overuse that phrase enough.

The next day, retelling that to a friend, someone stopped and said, “Dude…I had that EXACT SAME HALLUCINATION.”

So anyway…Back on the Train...always reminded me of Back to the Future and well….we all know about that. So I hope that makes sense….our intention was to point to the presence of the now, the then and the future. And when I saw those costumed dancers on stage, I knew, again, that the world is one mysterious place and that Phish are pretty much shamans or at least our collective intentions of positivity and progression in some way. It might sound crazy, but there it is.

The third eye headlight gives a nod to the Grateful Dead.

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