New from PhanArt in 2011 is our weekly Friday Feature: This Week in PhanArt History. Each piece of art we share is from days of Phish in the past, typically from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras, something of note that fans of all ages can appreciate that is featured in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, with some commentary on the piece by PhanArt Pete. If there is a piece of art or genre of PhanArt you would like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments below.
This week we feature some of the random art submitted to PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish that is otherwise uncategorized – shirts, stickers and the like that are related to songs, events or tours, but do not fall neatly into a particular category.
Created by Brian Patrick Henry, this shirt is circa 1997, when Calvin and Hobbes was still something the kids remembered and identified with, as there were many Grateful Dead shirts from the early 90s that featured the cartoon duo. On first glance, the song references Suzy Greenberg, but that is Calvin’s neighbor Suzie (actually Susie) who he is not being a nice guy to, thus referencing Mike’s Song.
From the extensive collection of Noah Phence, this COL 4BN sticker highlights the Vermont license plate, even noting two small marijuana references. The first, a small pot leaf in the upper left hand corner of the sticker and in the bottom right corner, a fake expiration tag of 420B24-7.
Submitted to PhanArt from the collection of Frank and Christine Cortazzo, this sticker’s exact date is not easily discernible due to the conflict of IT in the background and 2004 Phish Tour on the sticker. It references 7/29/03 where Jimmy was revealed to be Fishman, and he was searching for IT. So it is possible this sticker was made in 2004 for Vegas or one of the two legs of the Summer tour.
Submitted by Gregg Kelley, this sticker was purchased on ebay during the hiatus of 10/00 and 12/02, making it difficult to date, but based on the genesis of Gotta Jibboo on the Farmhouse album, it could have been made ay any time during or after the Summer of 2000er 2003.