By popular demand, kids sizes of the Pheanuts, Mupphets and Phraggle shirts are now available. Youth Small, Medium and Large are available for $18 each, with free shipping and a copy of the PhanArt Coloring Book included with each purchase. See watermarked images below and place your orders as quantities are limited! Note – no tour dates on these shirts!
As part of the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Las Vegas on November 1st, 18 artists will have exclusive art for sale, available no where else before the show. Stay tuned to this page for updates throughout the next week to see what other exclusive art will be on hand at Brooklyn Bowl, November 1st from 12-4pm.
Designed by Troy Alexander, this take on Wombat and Abe is printed on Gildan blue shirts in a limited edition run of 50, sizes Small through 3XL.
Inspired by vintage Vegas decor and featuring glow in the dark ink, TRiPP’s prints are hand drawn and screen-printed on cotton paper using archival inks. Limited edition, hand signed and numbered.
Rose’s Vegas print is a reduction wood block inked with hammered metallic copper spray for a first layer, then Gamblin artist oil based inks with layers of cream, red and black on top. Printed on Strathmore acid free Artists paper, this is an edition of 47.
Jon Rose’s pre-stamped Halloween postcards are hand carved and pressed with 8 individual different cards with 10 of each kind available for 80 postcards in all. Half are black and orange, the other half purple and orange, using Gamblin Artist ink and Linoleum Block on Strathmore acid free linen finish paper. Fill them out and drop them in the mailbox to your friends!
52 weeks worth of Phish-inspired art continues from Brian Bojo, who has Four exclusive pieces of art: Vegas Ghost screen print measures 12″x12″ (white ink glows) in a LE of 25 (4 color variants 25 of each), signed and numbered. Special thanks to Pin Me Down Designs. Axezilla screen print is a Vegas gold variant measuring 14″x17″ in a LE of 24, signed and numbered. Vegas Puzzle Print has a blue (40) and red/black variant (34), both signed and numbered and inspired by the back of a playing card. This piece is a collaboration with Brian Bojo and Trey Erickson. Likewise, the Vegas Puzzle Pin is a 3-pin puzzle set designed by Trey Erickson.
Ellis Hartsell/Graphic Translations
Based on Ellis’ Tweezer/Top Gun shirt from this summer, these limited edition Tweezer pins (ed. of 90) are exclusive to the PhanArt show.
Two exclusive items are for sale from Pompeii Prints – ‘Can’t I Live While I’m Young’ is a 21″x10″ digital indigo print on thick matte paper ($15) and 26″x12″ giclee on thick archival cotton rag acid free paper, edition of 7 of each color ($40) as well as other 1/1 variants. A Vegas pin will also be available at the show, an edition of 121 measuring 1.75″ and 3D antique gold and silver, backstamped and numbered ($15)
Fred Sutter’s Las Vegas run shirt
Terry Werner’s PhanArt Show prints. These prints are free with purchase of large poster set or 15$ each. Signed and numbered, each and edition of 100.
A “symirracle eye candy motif design” by Jay Rizzi, this print is composed from an original Cat Z watercolor painting. Using mixed media and design, this print contains fall tour dates in an edition of 111 and measures 13″ x 26″ printed on heavy weight metallic linen textured paper.
Abis’ Las Vegas print features Vegas icons and Halloween imagery in a TBD edition.
Available in Eugene, local artist Derek Finholt has created two limited editions of his print to kick off Phish’s Fall 2014 tour.
The first edition is printed on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl paper, an edition of 20 with a semi-gloss finish, measuring 13″ X 19″. The other edition of 20 is printed on Crescent 100% rag paper with a matte finish measuring 11″ X 17″. Both are acid free & archival quality prints.
Find Derek vending the print before and after the show tonight.
Ready to embark on what is sure to be a Fall Tour for the books? Grab your own Ripley Fall Tour 2014 Limited Edition Print and celebrate Phish’s triumphant romp through the West Coast and Vegas!
With a design inspired by Rick Griffin’s works, this unique 5 color hand pulled screen print is filled with psychedelic surf imagery perfectly conveying the feeling of that life. Yeah, that life. And to keep it fun – this gem of a print is laced with hidden Easter Eggs for your delight -look for the Llama and the NORML logo just to start.
Order yours today! ONLY $34 – including USPS Priority shipping, handling, insurance, and confirmation.These Limited Edition of 150 Prints with 10 deckled edge paper variants are available online, just Paypal the artist Tim Ripley at email@example.com . Or if your gonna be there (and there are any left) – grab yours at BGCA!
Due to popular demand, Darin Shock of State of Shock Studios has produced a Couch Tour Fall Variant for the upcoming fall tours. In addition to the new fall colors, there are several differences in the design to suggest the passing of time: the posters on the wall have been changed out, our couch tour hero has grown out his beard, traded boxers for pj’s, switched to bourbon, and there’s even the recent Relix with the boys on the cover on the floor. Pre-order is now open for these 24″ x 18″ prints that area 4-color screen print, available only until September 15th. Each print is $30. Pick one up here.
StuPINdous Creations brings you 4 NEW pins from this fall. The first one is the Phish 30 year Scarab. This pin has lots of symbolism from the Rhombus, to THE BOOK, and the 15 wings on each side (30 total), just to name a few. This pin also contains glitter and THE BOOK glows in the dark. It is a limited edition of 100. You can have this pin for $15
Q: What’s the scariest thing on Halloween for Phish fans, besides no Halloween show?
A: New Phish.
There have been some great Phish tours in the past, but Fall 2013 takes the cake. Of the 8 shows I attended (all but Hampton and Reading), the scene was thriving, the energy in the air was palpable and it was hard to find a dull moment amid the entire tour. There were some low points (Rochester lots/show, Worcester1 lots) and some high points (Worcester 2, Reading Set 2, AC2) but altogether, the tour was one of the best.
But then there was Halloween, one that will be one of the most discussed shows for years to come. Fans were scared to accept the concept of a new album being performed in its entirety it because expectations were set high, per usual. It’s hard to say ‘lower your expectations for Phish on Halloween’, because the bar has always been high. Take the advice of Kentucky Fried Movie – “If you’re a Gemini, well you can expect the unexpected.” Let’s all be Geminis moving forward and not have an emotional investment in the potential album that Phish might cover.
We have the benefit, now that Fall Tour is over, that we can listen to the raw Wingsuit and go back and listen to the tour through the lens of the new album. The band had clearly planned this for a few months, perhaps all summer, and when we re-listen to these shows, we might find a hint of the improved playing and improvisation that came from the collective writing that is at the core of Wingsuit. What might be lost on a cursory glance of the night is that the four band members are writing songs together from scratch – this doesn’t happen often enough! With all due respect to the song writing duos of Trey and Tom Marshall and Mike and Scott Murawski – most new material in the past few years has come from these writing pairs, and while there are no complaints there, having Trey, Page, Mike and Jon collaborate together is a way to move forward, together, rather than a fractitious assemblage of songs that only come together after the fact. Fresh, composed Phish is GOOD NEW Phish.
Yet Phish fans complained, perhaps more because of the timing of the album. “Play it all at once on Halloween instead of another band’s album? How dare they!” – I heard this plenty during the Atlantic City run and in days after. What would you rather hear? 12 new covers or 12 new songs? I opt for new Phish at any given time. Phish covers songs, new and old, 4-5 times a show. We survived with just one cover – a Quinn the Eskimo encore – that night and we all lived to tell about it. Just think of it – Phish will never play a full album on Halloween again! You saw history. Appreciate it, don’t rip it and demean it.
Also, I don’t recall a love fest when it was announced that Waiting for Columbus was revealed as the 2010 Halloween album. Around me, most fans didn’t know the music and were talking a fair amount of the time. Phish played that one for themselves. Ditto Exile on Main Street, but that had a message of restoration and comeback written into the lyrics, plus, it was The Rolling Stones! Few can complain about one of the best albums from possibly the greatest rock band ever being played in its entirety. But I am sure there were haters for that one too. Phish Playing Wingsuit was the band saying “We’ve been doing this for 30 years. Here’s a taste of what we’re working on – a risky, collaborative album that lays groundwork for the next 30 years!”
We all have albums we would LOVE to hear, but odds are, it’s not going to be that one. No one was expecting a new album or Waiting for Columbus, so Icculus-willing in 2014, let’s all hope we get Weird Al’s Even Worse, or, even worse, Under the Table and Dreaming. Reverse your expectations, and we might get that Zappa album we have always wanted, or some more Floyd (The Wall would fit nicely into Boardwalk Hall) or The Band or Allmans or whatever band suits your musical fantasy.
I’ve waited for fresh Phish for years and this was a welcome way to bring the songs out into the public – all at once, a move that few, if any bands would ever attempt for fear or reprisal from their legion of fans. Halloween 2013 will be a divisive show, no doubt, but it will be seen as a turning point as well in the future.
Personally, I hope they don’t play Halloween for a few years because Phish fans may end up bitching about the next album too. That is, unless they give us the chance to vote on an album. But they did that before and bucked the fans anyways. We win by showing up with lowered expectations and taking it as it comes.
As for the new album, I am most excited about Wingsuit (great Bug-esque potential coming out of a DWD jam),Fuego (fire right out of the gate in any placement), Monica (a fun song with energy) Wombat (will Abe Vigoda show up at MSG?), Devotion to the Dream (poppy and has some jam potential) 555 (another great Mike and Scott tune) and You Never Know (the dark horse of the set IMO). Some songs wont show up again, some will find their way into the rotation as soon as the MSG NYE run. Either way, we got to see a rare event. Let’s enjoy it.
Then, there was the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition on November 2nd at Caesars. This was by far the best attended Phish art show that has been held since 2003, and the 10th of its kind. Artists of all likes were well received, fans kept coming in throughout the 12-5pm window and at no time did it seem like there was a lull in the crowd. New artists and old got to meet fans, Phantiques Roadshow had a fantastic response, and we raised a solid amount of money for The Mockingbird Foundation (final numbers coming later this month – it is really hard to get money out of a water jug!). Expect more of these shows when Phish returns to Atlantic City, which is now inevitable.
Now who’s going to make the Fishman Wingsuit to sell on PhanArt?
From the great minds of Jiggs and PhanArtcomes a limited edition shirt commemorating the Halloween weekend shows in Atlantic City. These shirts, printed on Gildan tees, are based on the Monopoly property, are in a limited edition of 30, with less than half remaining. Made exclusively for the Atlantic City 2013 Halloween run, these shirts cost $25 and come with free shipping and a free sticker.
Sizes include Medium, Large, XLarge and XXLarge. Pick one up while they last!
TRiPP has released his three print for Halloween in Atlantic City. One design in three different color variations (a different combination for each night) including one glow in the dark! Printed on cotton paper, these four color prints contain seven colors resulting from color overlays. Every color is printed one by one, by hand, then hung to dry.
Single prints are $20 + $8 shipping while matching numbered three-piece sets are $60 w/ free shipping!