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Tube, Hampton and Halloween Coins from Adam Davidoff

Adam Davidoff has been making Phish Coins for a decade now, and has two featured coins and one poker chip, including his newest “Tube” coin that he is sharing on PhanArt.

Adam’s descriptions of his coins and poker chip:

Tube Coin:

The inspiration for this coin was obviously the opening verse of the Phish classic “Tube” when Trey sings “An asteroid crashed and nothing burned. It made me wonder, do tigers sleep in lily patches? Do rhinos run from thunder?” To depict this opening verse of the song, I placed a tiger sleeping amongst some tiger lilies alongside a body of water containing a patch of lily pads. An asteroid is crashing into the mountain, yet nothing burns.

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On the obverse side of the Tube Coin, a rhinoceros runs across the African savannah. Storm clouds are moving in quickly, and two bolts of lightning are crashing down, causing the rhino to run for its life.

The Tube Coin is 1.75″ in diameter, 3mm in thickness, has a reeded edge like a quarter, and has an antique silver finish. Both sides of the Tube Coin are presented in dramatic 3-D relief.

Hampton Coin:

For the Hampton 2013 Coin, I chose to go with a design that pays homage to the reflecting lake on the south side of the venue. As a nod to the outer space elements in this design, I chose to go with a NASA inspired font, and where better to use that but in Hampton, VA, the home of NASA’s Langley Research Center!

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On the flip-side of the Hampton 2013 Coin, I wanted to pay homage to this long-awaited Fall Tour, so I chose to depict the historic “Emancipation Oak” that was an early educational site for Black children in the South, and was also where the first Southern reading of the Emancipation Proclamation was made!

The final element of my design was to pay tribute to the unique architecture of the Hampton Coliseum. Around the outer edge of each side of this coin (as you clearly can see) I created a triangular wedge pattern. This was done to mimic the look of the Mothership from above.

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Halloween Poker Chip:

The thinking behind this design was to recreate Boardwalk Hall in a silhouetted haunted house style. Two vultures flank the venue overhead, and Axilla the witch flies past the Halloween crescent moon. There are 31 stars in the sky, and 31 bay windows along the boardwalk at the bottom of the venue, and the $31 denomination of course!

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On the flip-side of the Halloween 2013 Poker Chip, I symbolized a verse from the song Guelah Papyrus: “So maybe I could be a fly… and feed arachnid as I die.” A spider waits, ready to pounce on a fly that has been caught in its web. There is also an orange hourglass (a Sand reference) on the body of this spider.

The Hampton 2013 Fall Tour Coin marks the 2nd coin I have made for a run at Hampton Coliseum. As a nod to the outer space elements in this design, I chose to go with a NASA inspired font, and where better to use that but in Hampton, VA, the home of NASA’s Langley Research Center.

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Best of PhanArt 2013, Part 3

Well, here we are. The Top 6 in the Best of PhanArt 2013. The art has simply continued to get better and better each year, just like the band. The mutual inspiration is pretty awesome to experience. A big thanks to Kelly, Chris, James, Chris and Taylor for their help in running PhanArt with me this past year, as well as their help at the art shows, without them I simply couldn’t keep up with the site. As far as art shows, you can expect at least one this year; more details to come once we get tour dates!

The Best of PhanArt list was compiled based on feedback received through the site, on tour, and through Facebook and Twitter. Fans were asked in the past month what was some of the best Phish related (non-official) art of 2013 and they responded. I took all suggestions into account and looked at the list and came up with the top 13, as well as the honorable mentionsToday we complete the Best of PhanArt 2013 and wrap things up with the top 6 pieces of original fan-made art from 2013. Be sure to check out Part 1  and Part 2 from yesterday.

Remember, the Phanart made in 2013 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.

#6 Duke of Lizards by AJ Masthay

It’s tough to pick just one of AJ’s posters from 2013, but fans were pretty unanimous in selecting his SPAC triptych for the Best of PhanArt. Focusing on the Victorian aspect of the springs and baths in Saratoga, AJ brought the Lizards for a stroll through the mansions and halls of the historic town. AJ’s work has been a staple for Phish fans to gaze upon for years now, with many asking when he will do an official print. It’s a fair question, but AJ has been doing some incredible posters for Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band and multiple festivals around the country. As AJ’s intricate linoleum block printing method grows in popularity, I think we aren’t too far off from an official Phish print.

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#5 Commerce City by Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan’s daily mandala’s are a treat, but this sun-mandala setting behind the Rocky Mountains and shining down on the crowd at Dick’s is a visual spectacle. Very much creating a three-dimensional image, the sunlight over the imposing mountains mimics Kuroda’s lights on the crowd at Dick’s, with fist-pump guy making a return appearance (he was in the bathroom during The Gorge). Full of detail and color, Kerrigan makes the Best of PhanArt once again, with fans calling this one out for the list months in advance.

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#4 Fall Tour Puckheads from Branden Otto and Chatterbox

Designed with Chatterbox, Branden came up with possibly the most unique piece of art this year. Take the owl – clutching Fishman’s vacuum, with each feather on the wings representing one of Phish’s years from 1983-2013. Then, factor in the venues from Fall Tour – every one was, or currently is, home to an AHL or NHL team, making a hockey puck a perfect representation of the venues, as well as the band playing them. At $20, these pucks sold out quickly. Fast forward to MSG and official pucks were selling for $30 a piece, and not nearly as creative as Otto and Chatterbox’s. Pucking great work guys!

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#3 “Fly Famous Mockingbird” / “Joy”  by Isadora Bullock

What a year Isadora has had! These two prints were overwhelmingly the most popular that fans recommended for the Best of, so much that it was tough to pick one over the other, so both make the list. Isadora’s fine detail in her linoleum block printing, bursting colors and mesmerizing design are showing an artist not on the rise, but hitting a strong peak in her craft. Atlantic City’s poster has the Famous Mockingbird flying towards the Jersey shore, with the venue the center of the resonating waves of sound, while Hampton returns us to a church-like setting, because that’s exactly the feeling one would gain from visiting The Mothership; the stained-glass practically pops off the paper. With an art show in Asheville that runs through February (if you live anywhere close, make the trip and check out her growing gallery of great posters), things couldn’t be looking brighter for Isadora.

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 #2 Page Side Rage Side Underwear

You have to recognize a great idea when you see one. Page Side on the front (with a dead fish) and Rage side on the back – do these need to explanation? Hot sellers that blew up the site – PhanArt had more hits in the first two days these were on sale than any other item in such a span of time – these boy shorts went fast, as every guy on Phish tour picked them up for his girl, because why not? And Orange and Blue colors? Wise color choices indeed.

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And the #1 piece of PhanArt, the Best of 2013 is…….

#1 Heisenberg / It’s Ice shirts/stickers/pins 

Yeah bitch! As if this was a surprise. Clearly the hottest piece of art this year was going to have some pop culture tie-in, as everyone and their brother was fawning over the final season of Breaking Bad. Combine “It’s Ice” and that ‘other’ Ice, throw in some Fishman donuts and the result was a nonstop barrage of “How soon can you print more shirts?”, as one printing sold out after another. The folks at Dogmatagram Designs had a hit and once the sticker became a sought after quick seller, shirts soon followed, and inevitably, a pin. Phish fans love a good pop culture connection to the band and this was one of the best in recent memory. As long as Breaking Bad is a legendary TV show, the Heisenberg/It’s Ice design will live on. Say you want this!

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Best of PhanArt 2013, Part 2

What a year 2013 was! Not only was it one of the best Phish years on record, but there was some incredible Phish inspired art that set the bar high for future years. This is not just a coincidence – when the band is at the top of their game, it rubs off on the fans and art community. Summer Shakedowns were good (despite the rain) and Dicks and Fall Tour led to some of the most memorable Shakedowns in 3.0, with the highlight of them all being the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition in Atlantic City on November 2nd.

This list was compiled based on feedback received through the site, on tour, and through Facebook and Twitter. Fans were asked in the past month what was some of the best Phish related (non-official) art of 2013 and they responded. I took all suggestions into account and looked at the list and came up with the top 13, as well as the honorable mentions.Today we continue the Best of PhanArt 2013 with a look at the art coming in at numbers 7-13. Be sure to check out Part 1 from yesterday.

Remember, the Phanart made in 2013 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.

#13 Erin Cadigan’s Halloween poster Le P(h)oisson Deguisement d’ Hallowe’en Metropole de Atlantique

Erin’s Halloween print, her third to feature a mermaid, was inspired by vintage French horror film posters. Note the record with the label (translated) “Phish’s musical costume, Atlantic City.” Who knew their costume would be their own music? Another fabulous poster from Erin.

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 #12 Julius/Dr J shirts by Brian Zuckerberg, Chris Ehrens, Shawn Dos Santos and Noah Phence

Hugely popular on tour all year, Dr. J is finally connected to “Julius” with proper art and an in your face palmed basketball. Expect to see folks wearing this shirt on tour for years to come.

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#11 Jiggs Hampton Poster

Jiggs has been one of the foremost artists to make a name for himself in 3.0, and his posters over the past few years are a strong part of that. His Hampton poster included an intricate representation of the dates and location for the Fall Tour opener. Another sold out poster from Jiggs – job well done!

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 #10 Andrew Bryant ‘Band in Lights’ pin

When I talked to pinners about some of the best of the year, this was one that kept coming up, with  resounding support for the design. Mini-silhouettes of the band under Kuroda’s lights, in a limited edition of 100, with a perfect quote from “Scents and Subtle Sounds” to cap it off – brilliant. He’s now up to a fourth version of the pin, with pin collectors clamoring for all editions.

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#9 Tripp’s Commerce City Triptych

We all love Tripp’s Prints! Tripp has posters for nearly every show, and with his Commerce City Triptych, he gave fans a trio to drool over. Rising fish in the morning, shining at noon and setting in the evening are represented in his prints, with the scenic mountains drawn colorfully and three-dimensionally – perfect for a three-poster set for a perfect three night run at Dick’s.

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#8 Michael Boyer’s Jerseys

At the Summer in Saratoga Art show on July 6th, fans were amazed at the setup of a different poster for each show of the tour, plus, something new – jerseys with characters from Phish songs as the ‘team’ logo. All summer long, Llamas and Mockingbirds were sold on lot, a hugely popular and incredibly unique piece of art. Boyer put great thought into these, and the quality of the product cannot be understated. Look for more jerseys from Boyer this summer, as well as as profile on the artist coming next week on PhanArt.

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 #7 Brian Hill’s Atlantic City Poster

This poster surfaced a few days after Brian’s Hampton poster was seen online, and the lights for Boardwalk Hall were an even greater muse for Hill. Brian was on hand to sell his posters at the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition in Atlantic City, with a huge response from fans who took to his representation of Boardwalk Hall, improving on the venue’s already impressive facade and late night light show.

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 That’s all for Part 2. What made the top 6? Check back tomorrow and find out!

Brian Hill Prints for Hampton & Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City

Brian Hill created two different prints dedicated to the beautiful venues of the Hampton Coliseum and Boardwalk Hall. Each poster is an edition of 277. The size is 20 x 14 and the paper is 130 lb Cougar Bright Smooth. It is printed on NexGen with inline Matte coating. The media used is Mixed digital (photoshop, Illustrator and traditional drawing scanned). Both posters are $20 plus $5 for shipping.
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Joseph Griffith’s Hampton Poster “Dwarf Leopard of the Mothership”

Joseph Griffith, new to PhanArt, has created a piece, “Dwarf Leopard of the Mothership” for the upcoming Phish shows in Hampton this weekend. Created for a local charity event to help feed Hampton’s homeless, it was painted by hand with watercolors, locally harvested brackish algae and salt crystals from evaporated Chesapeake Bay water and painted on yupo paper. There will also be a limited edition, signed and numbered run of 50 self-published prints, each measuring 11″ x 17″. They are printed on heavy 14-pt glossy cover stock and cost $35 each, with US Shipping included.

Joseph will be selling these in-person at the Mill Point Music Festival at St. George Brewery in Hampton, VA on Saturday, October 19th from 11am to 8pm. Natalie Cressman and James Casey of the Trey Anastasio Band will be playing during that afternoon!

Pick up a print here

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Art show in Hampton at Conch & Bucket, October 18-20

Beginning October 18 and ending October 20, Conch & Bucket will present an art show and poster sale to celebrate the Hampton Coliseum and Phish’s return to the historic venue.

Michael Hamad of Setlist Schematics fame will take part as well as Joseph Griffith, winner of the Hampton Bay Days poster contest. Artists will feature the Coliseum and incorporate one song, and Hamad has mapped out some classic shows and jams from the Mothership. A contest among the artists featured will be held over the course of the Hampton run, with the winner receiving a metal trophy of the Coliseum designed and constructed by Hampton artist Cha Cha Mubinga. The announcement will be made during Tall Tall Trees set, which will begin shortly after the Surrender to the Boat trip on Sunday.

Voting is open to the public and will cost one dollar. All revenue from the votes will be donated to Saint John’s Church in an effort to feed the homeless in Hampton.

Conch & Bucket is the brainchild of Peter Pittman (owner of the Taphouse) and was recently visited by Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods. Conch proffers local seafood, steak, fine wine, and draft beer. It has a cozy back patio and is located in downtown Hampton just three miles from the Coliseum.

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BBFCFM Vs. The Mothership A Hampton Poster By OTTO ART

Branden Otto has made a new print for this upcoming run in Hampton. The print is the Big Black Furry Creature From Mars versus the Mothership. This print is available now for pre-order for $20 plus shipping and those prints will be hand printed on October 12 & 13th, which would make them available for shipment the week of October 14th. The print will ship in a heavy duty mailing tube via UPS.

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AJ Masthay Releases Fall Prints!

AJ has been hard at work in the studio since Denver coming up with excellent prints for Fall Tour 2013! He is releasing the first two prints of the tour on Friday October 4th at noon EST.

“Killing It”
Hampton Coliseum
October 18-20, 2013
This print is an edition of 200, seven color linoleum block print and on canson edition antique white.
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“Feed Arachnid”
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October 25-26, 2013
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This print is an edition of 100, seven color linoleum block print and on canson edition antique white.
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AJ will also be doing a special “From the Crypt” selection from his archives during the month of October. He will be celebrating past Halloweens along with some other falls tour shows by releasing a couple of prints each week. Keep your eye out for them to drop starting on Friday October 4th.

For these new prints and the others, please visit Masthay Studios

Pre-order “Journey to Hampton” by Jiggs

Introducing “Journey to Hampton” by Jiggs
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Featuring a “Theme” theme, this poster will be sized at 11 x 17, a bit larger than his 2012 poster efforts. The image will be screen printed on a Myrtle Blueberry paper (Flavours Gourmet) using Iridescent Silver (Fine) by Golden Acrylics, White, Yellow, and Sea-foam Green. Everything that appears as grey in the graphic will be printed with Metallic Silver. He is really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Most likely there will be some variants available, but I am keeping those details under wraps for the time being.

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In order to help offset the cost of this run, Jiggs is opening these up for a pre-order period. There will be 30 of these available for pre-order at $20 shipped. They will be $20 even in the lot. The pre-order will stay open until ink hits paper, or until the 30 slots fill up, whichever comes first. You should receive your poster before Hampton, so you won’t even have to worry about carrying it around. After this period, you won’t be able to get them online until after Fall Tour. This run will be capped at 100, so grab one while you can! This is also your chance to select a poster number before anyone else does. Scroll down to order yours! Posters ship in a 3 inch tube, wrapped in craft paper with delivery confirmation.

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Back to the Phuture shirts!

Phan Todd Ashley had a great idea pretty soon after the Hampton rumors started floating around in October of 2008. He, and many other fans, love the Back to the Future trilogy and the Hampton weekend felt like he was going back in time to gear up for yet another magical weekend of music at The Mothership.  There was also a hope that Phish might go back in time (figuratively) and be the tight musical machine that they once were. It just worked and Todd made some sweet shirts.

He has some shirts left over from that weekend and they are available exclusively on the PhanArt Blog. Sizes are Small, Medium, Large and XLarge. Each shirt is $12 with $5 shipping. A deal for one of the greatest shirt designs to come out of Hampton.

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