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GH Series – Lizards II: Edge of the Lagoon Pins

“So he lead me through the forest, to the edge of a lagoon by which we wandered ’til we reached a bubbly spring”

Colleen Slebzak’s second installment from her Lizards series, “The Edge of the Lagoon”, delves even deeper into the Gamehendge narrative and she takes you with her. Sit with Forbin and Rutherford and let your eyes dive in. Layer upon detailed layer this piece highlights Colleen’s unique ability to visually articulate the narrative, bringing each element of the indelible story to life.

Another must have for any collector. This set of Black and Silver Limited Edition Pins is perfect. Whether you’re completing your set or just starting off, pick up your own Lizards II: The Edge of the Lagoon pins for only $35 each, shipped!

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Lizards II: The Edge of the Lagoon – Black (LE 50) and Silver (LE 100) Variants
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Lagoon Scroll
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And Yes, It Glows!

 

GH Series – Lizards Pins (Four different ones)

The Lizards were a race of people practically extinct from doing things smart people don’t do. Admit it – you’re a Lizard too! We all know “The Lizards”, the anthem of Gamehendge, with Trey’s iconic solo filled with a beauty and longing that stretches out like a sad lament for a paradise lost, but few have dug as deeply into the text of the original thesis as Colleen Slebzack. She brings the Lizards to life as never before in the second Bridge Set of her Gamehendge Pin Series, The Lizards.

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Each Lizard represents a character from the original tale. Measuring .5″ by .5″ these Open Edition sets of four are a must have for any real phan.  Only $45 shipped! Order yours now and share them with your Phriends!

 

New Gamehendge Pin

Lizards?!? Show your support for Errand Wolfe and the Allies in their struggle against Wilson and his fowl domain. From the makers of the Gamehendge Compass pin comes a brand new pin even better suited to fit you. In a collaboration between pin-designer Brian Kushner of Phanbadge and Artist Caleb Williamson (remember the map of Gamhendge?) comes the Lizard Pick Pin!
 This Limited Edition of 100 Gamehendge Lizard Pick is 1.33″ high and made of gold metal with a dual layered lizard.  And at only $20 shipped to your door – It’s a must have so order yours now!IMG_1731
You want these Pins!

Hand Painted Gamehendge Magnet Series from Artistic Groove

Check out Artistic Groove’s musically inspired creations – They’re positively magnetic!  There are no limitations to what music can provide; two fans can have two completely different emotions, creative visions or interpretations of the same song! So sit back and enjoy These unique and creative interpretations, straight from the warped mind of Jeff Flanagan. It just might inspire you to listen to music on a whole new level.

These Limited Edition resin magnets are the first series of two. Only ten of each character will be created! Each magnet is hand sculpted, cast,  hand painted individually  and then sealed for durability. There will be 12 character magnets total, all inspired by a group of songs that never fail to deliver the jam! The first series includes: The Colonel,  The Jewel , The Lizards, The King, The Brave Knight  and The Hound.

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Each magnet is approximately 3″ x 2″ – The framed set is 13″ x 13″x 2″

Available individually for $20.00 per piece, or we as a full set that is framed and  includes a limited edition illustration print as the center piece, and one magnet of each character from Series I for $125.00. Shipping is $3.00 for a magnet, $15.00 for the framed set.

Visit the Artistic Groove Etsy page and buy yours today!

 

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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Click to check out the detail!

#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 1

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.

2013 was also a HUGE year in money raised for The Mockingbird Foundation. For the first time since PhanArt.net started in 2009, PhanArt and Friends have raised over $5,000! $5,106.30 to be exact. I set a goal in 2010 of raising $5,000 a year – the maximum grant that The Mockingbird Foundation gives, and each year we crept towards the goal, this year being the first year we reached that goal! Overall, we have raised over $14,000 and that is mainly from small donations from artists, based on sales of their art. Music fans supporting artists supporting charity supporting music education – this is a fantastic cycle that I’m glad so many have become a part of.

Definitely NOT on the Best of List, but hey, Boba Fett!
Definitely NOT on the Best of List, but hey, Boba Fett!

There was a great deal of 30th anniversary art, a plethora of pins, and seemingly everything has the Fishman Donuts on them now. Seriously, they are making carpeting. Wallpaper isnt too far away. A full body tattoo couldn’t be more than five years off. Posters, shirts, stickers, clothing – fans got creative and made great art, leading to fans buying that art and keeping the community thriving and on tour.

Following the pattern I have used for past ‘Best of PhanArt’, I have 13 for 2013 in my best of this year, including honorable mentions, which I am highlighting today. There has simply been too much great art this year and I would be neglecting some great art if I didnt give artists their proper due.

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, which are highlighted today.

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.

Before we get to the art, a reminder on the mission of PhanArt:

PhanArt’s mission is to compile and preserve art created by Phish fans for the Phish community and, in the course of such work, to also benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, which raises funds for music education for children.

I am always here to support the artists and broaden their audience. Art is neglected in society. I see it neglected in schools – art and music are the first to be cut when something has to go. So with that in mind, consider this:

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Honorable Mentions

Ben Whitesell Steampunk – Ben follows up his #1 print of 2012 with this gorgeous print focused on Mike’s bass. Ben has done official prints for Widespread Panic and Keller Williams in the past year, a sign of great things to come from.

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Pheanuts shirts/stickers – Ok, disclaimer – this was sold by PhanArt all summer and fall, but the response to this art by Andrew Cariboni puts it on the list. Seriously, the response was overwhelming at times. Thanks to all who picked up a shirt or sticker. The gang’s all there. Look for this shirt to make a return to the PhanArt Store sometime this spring.

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Virginia is for Lizards shirts  Maybe So Maybe Lot sold out of this shirt during the Hampton run this past fall, and donated $1 for every shirt sold to The Mockingbird Foundation. After printing some more, he ended up donating $196 from the sale of his shirts. Its not the donations that get him on the list, its the simplicity of the design and use of the iconic Virginia state motto, ‘Virginia is for lovers’. But it’s for the Lizards too.

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Fishman scarves Well, putting the Donuts on everything eventually would lead to some practical, formal applications of the universal design. Last year, it was ties by stuPINdous Creations. This year, it’s scarves from the great mind of Adrian Sharpe at stuPINdous. Warm, super long and quite stylish, these were a huge hit and sold out quickly for good reason.

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Mark Serlo’s SPAC poster  I loved this one from the moment I saw it at the Mothership Art Collective’s Summer in Saratoga show during the SPAC run. Simple, small and working the dates and venue into the racing antelope – Mark covered all the bases in one great poster.

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Ewok Fishman shirt – I ran into Eli wearing one of these outside the Sea Dog Brewery in Bangor the afternoon of the tour opener, and my jaw dropped. This one was a hit from the get-go – combine Star Wars geekery and a now iconic Phish design, and you have a fantastic shirt. Nub Nub.

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Phish Shades – These were seen all over the summer, because Alexandra was selling them at literally every show this tour, even the Toronto rain-date! With a dozen or so different designs and plenty of fans needing sunglasses, these were practical and unique, and a great find on lot.

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Hampton Death Star by Terra-Pins – This one sold out on pre-sale, to give you some idea of how popular it was among the pin community. A great pin from Chuck Hoffman and Terra-pins, it gives the term ‘The Mothership’ a whole new perspective, and ties sci-fi geekery to Phish with ease.

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 That’s all for Part 1. Stay tuned this week for Parts 2 and 3!

The Future’s So Bright – You Gotta Wear Phish Shades!

See Summer Tour in a whole new way  – Through a pair of these awesome Phish inspired sunglasses from our friend, Alexandra Jenna, at PhishShades. Get yours now! Only $17 and with so many great styles to choose from – why stop at one! Have something special in mind? Custom colors and designs are available for $20 from Phish Shades!

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Lizards

Maze

Maze

Antelope

Antelope

Slave

Slave

Melt

Melt

Camel Walk

Camel Walk

Keys

Keys

Rage Side

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Yolo

 


Phish-inspired Shades



Land of the Lizards Map by Caleb Williamson

Caleb Williamson has always had his eye out for a map of Gamehendge, but has failed to find one… so he figured he would make one for himself and fans alike! This creative map ties together the classic lyrics of The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday with the old time feel of a fantasy map. This print is hand drawn and is a digital print measuring 11″x 17″.
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Gamehendge Map 11×17

plus $2.00 for shipping

MSG NYE Pin From Pompeii Prints

New from Pompeii Prints, “MSG NYE PIN 2012” is a 1.5″ die struck soft enamel without epoxy, with color, and two military clutch backs in a limited edition of 100 with individual numbering on each pin with back stamp. These pins are available for pre-order now.  The price is $9.99 and everything on the site is free shipping! This item will begin shipping Dec 8th.

Click here to order.