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Explore a new realm of Phish & Futbol inspired apparel from PhooTykits

What is PHOOTYKits ?

PHOOTYKITS is a crossover project at the intersection of several different passions: graphic design, football (soccer), and Phish.

​It re-imagines each Phish song as a Football Club and what each club’s crest and uniform (kit) would look like. The players on each team are famous versions of each song, as Phisheads commonly refer to them: the names are dictated by the venue or the city, the number by the show date. Real life soccer clubs’ team crests and kits have obviously served as inspiration for many designs but song/club associations are purely fortuitous and design-driven. To complete the exercise, the corporate sponsors are also all fictional, and to the best of my intent, tie back in some way or other to the song/team.

​As this project gains traction with Phish and soccer fans, PhootyKits will be offering printing runs of fully customized kits (size/name/number) as soon as minimum order size is reached. These shirts are clever and they are going to take off. Visit Phootykits website now and get your club on the crest of this wave.

New Summer Tour Art from Alyssa Ray

One of the best things about the thriving phanart scene around Phish is the number of talented female artists bringing their creative visions to the fans and Alyssa Ray is no exception. You can see her art work on her website. Alyssa’s 2019 Summer Tour Print is truly a one of a kind. Her triumphant heroine evokes the Red Queen as she rides the Phish to victory like a triumphant Viking Warrior. The girl begins to levitate. This piece is amazing and a perfect to add for any collector who will never forget this Summer Tour. 50 Signed Editions are available for $50 each. Order yours on Alyssa’s website today!

Signed & numbered in pencil: limited edition of 50.

Summer Tour 2019 Trading Cards

Looking for a one kind memento from every stop on Phish’s 2019 Summer Tour?!? Check out this set of Hand Carved Linoleum Mini Print Trading Cards from Dave Thomas. Each stop on the Tour has its own 2.5″ by 3.5″ card with art that references the venue and local area on the front while giving you all the key stats about Phish at that venue on the back. There are a total of 14 cards in the series. 1 for each of the 13 tour stops and 1 2019 summer tour card. These little cards are a perfect get – collectable, tradable and just plain fun. This is a limited Edition of ONLY 25 Completed and Signed Sets of this amazing series. DO NOT SLEEP on these! Only $25/Set Order Yours now!

Retro Lot Poster Series From Star City Art Workshop

Star City Art Workshop is a partnership that was founded in the spring of 2017 as a bit of a courting gesture between two artists. Describing what each brings would take too long so let’s just say there is one hell of a synergy when you cross an artist with an outlaw, a nurturer with an activist, a dreamer with a lover. These prints are born out of a basement in Star City, West Virginia.

This entire series featured below is available on eBay.

This print was inspired by ACDC Bag and other visual imagery that feels Phishy  Its creators enjoy expanding the visual language associated with the band, and sometimes reach out there to push that. This one has direct lyrical references as well. The feel is edgy, and the time within which this was created was pretty darn edgy, and still is socially and politically. Feel the parallels between the narratives in the early Phish lyrics and the story we are all living in history together. There are references here of great tension and decisiveness, consequence, reality of mythic proportions. And that is where this print operates from. Colors: burnt sienna red and green/yellow smearprint and green.

Many of these prints have a story to tell. The imagery is venue-inspired with the Georgia Peach.

“Amy’s Farm 1991″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Yellow and brown on madero beach speckletone. Run of 25.

Amy’s Farm was the first in a series of nine throwback prints for early shows, now referred to as the “Phish 1.0” era.

“Sugarbush 1995″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Red, green, yellow and peacock on madero beach speckletone. Run of 12.
“UNH, Durham, NH 1994″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Blue on madero beach speckletone. Run of 11.

This print features UNH school colors and reference to the theatrics of trampoline jumping on stage. Phish are a beautiful embodiment of theatrical-artist-type musicians and youthfulness. So playful in spirit even when paired with all the intellectual brilliance. There is a reference also to holes here. And just a letting go.

“The Colonial, Keene, NH 1992″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Flamingo pink and forest green on madero beach speckletone. Run of 12.
“Cumberland County Civic Center, December 1995″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Peacock and silver on madero beach speckletone. Run of 7.
“Portsmouth Music Hall, 1992″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Pink and burnt sienna on madero beach speckletone. Run of 11.
“Cayuga County Fairgrounds, 1993″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Golden-yellow and black on madero beach speckletone. Run of 10.
“The Ballpark, OOB, 1994″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Salmon and charcoal black on madero beach speckletone. Run of 7.
“Stowe, July 1993″, 12.5 x 19” on 100lb French Paper. Forest green on madero beach speckletone. Run of 10.

Golgi, olgi, oh ooo olgi Pin

Look into the finances boxes and check your status (status) because you are are going to want to buy this Golgi Pin available now from Shakedown Party. It’s the perfect pin for Science and Phish nerds alike! Look into the microscope and you’ll see the Golgi Apparatus [a major collection and dispatch station of protein products received from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Proteins synthesized in the ER are packaged into vesicles, which then fuse with the Golgi apparatus]. Oh Golgi, olgi, oh ooo olgi….

Each pin in this Limited Edition series of 150 is on Oxidized Metal plating measuring 1.5 inches with two posts, Soft enamel, and yes, it has been Glitter Bombed!

Only $12.50 each! Order yours today, Nerds! ….

Esther Print from Augury Press

Alone on the fairgrounds, a sinister Armenian man lurking in the background, Esther looks at us with haunted eyes, standing in the water that would swallow her life while clutching the puppet on her right. The story of Esther comes to life in this new 11″ by 17″ masterpiece from Augury Press. Never before has Phish’s tragic little heroine been immortalized so beautifully. Inspired by Art Nouveau and the works of Alphonse Mucha this piece is the next great installment in a series that includes Tela, and the perfect pairing of the Winter Queen and Fuego. This hand drawn digitally painted print is a must have for fans of one of Phish’s oldest tales as well as phanart collectors. Available now on Etsy for only $15. Order yours today!

Augery Press Esther Print

Kasvot Växt Rare Vintage 1981 Concert Posters

Few can forget Kasvot Växt’s epic 1981 Summer Tour. Fewer still can remember it. Well now you can relive the original glory of your favorite  Scandinavian Band and the finest shows that never were, with these one of kind limited edition Kasvot Växt Vintage 1980’s Concert Posters.

These Poster are rarer than rare available only on Scribbles of Dave’s Etsy, so don’t miss your chance – Order yours for only $28 today!

Josean Rivera Sci-Fi Horror Poster Fall Tour Series

After the huge success of his 2018 Summer Tour Poster Series, Josean Rivera is back with a new set of 50’s B Sci-Fi/Horror Movie inspired posters for Fall Tour!  All prints were originally ink and watercolor, scanned, and digitally arranged to create a print true to the  original poster. 13×19 on cardstock. Prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 150.  Available in Josean’s shop!