Phishmas is upon us and the new Fishes of Vermont print from Werner Designsis the perfect gift for that fan who loves Phish and loves fish. Inspired by the scientific posters of the 80’s and 90’s instantly recognizable to collectors, this Limited Edition of 250, 12″ by 36″ piece was meticulusly done in pencil, watercolor and felt pen and has been printed on 13pt recycled cover stock. Look closely at each detail and then read the captions and this print will delight you even more. Tis the season Pholks – Order yours now for only $35!
Capping off an incredible year, Isadora Bullock’s New Year’s print, “Theme”, is a four color linocut print, measuring 15″ x 21.5″, in a limited edition of 150. You can pick one up now for $35 plus shipping from Isadorabullock.com or below using Paypal.
Check out these buttons from Tracy Grosner’s new Phish inspired button series. Available in two different “Page Side – Rage Side” designs: Melting Keys (in 3 colors, green, blue and fuchsia) and piano playing Hot Dog, each button measures 2 1/4 inches. So join the campaign for another great Phish tour, show your love for your favorite Bandidate and order yours today! Only $4 plus shipping.
Emily Dwanis an artist of many mediums. In her new necklace design she gives a subtle nod to phans’ love of all things Fishman. Anyone who ‘knows’ will get this necklace immediately, while those who don’t can still admire the way the orange jasper rings perfectly complement the blue glass seed beads. Either way this piece is sure to look good on you. This Phish themed necklace is made of all natural high quality jasper and glass beads and is strung on flexible bead wire with a silver clasp closure. Only $30 plus $3 shipping this necklace is ther perfect gift for your lady phriend or yourself. Order yours now!
Tony Phillips has been hard at work creating new shirt designs over the past few months. Inspired by both new and classic Phish Songs Tony’s approach is to keep it as simple as possible, with only a minimal use of words combined with clever designs that embody the song. These great shirts come in a variety of colors and sizes and are available to order through Tony’s site at MyPhavoriteSongs.spreadshirt.com
Tony Has plans to tackle several songs. These are just a few of our Phavorites! Check them out and order yours today!
“We figured what better way to celebrate the new year then by paying tribute to the showmanship exhibited by the boys on the last night of last year. The design features a golfer in familiar garb driving a golf ball filled with the night’s festivities into the future. As with all of our shirts, the artwork will appear on the front of the shirt and the setlist from the night will appear on the back.”
Turn your Garden Party experience into a memorable shirt for just under $18! Click here to order!
Tim Kelly has created a poster for this 2012-2013 run at Madison Square Garden. The concept came from the idea of the fans taking over the city for four days. Last year, everywhere he went around the city he would see people going to the show, and he met a lot of cool people because of it!
This poster measures 12″ x 18″ and is printed on 90lb watercolor paper. A 3-color silk screen print in an edition of 76. Each poster is signed and numbered. Cost is 1 for $20, 2 for $30
In case you are one of the many who did not guess the lucky number and win this print on the SoP facebook page here is your chance to purchase it and just in time for what aims to be another epic holiday run with Phish at MSG.
Check out these awesome prints from TRiPPs Prints and Purchase!
We posted this each year as a heads up to Phish fans who might be selling posters, shirts, stickers, pins or other items outside of MSG. Read on for a true life story from the NYE 2010 run and avoid getting arrested this New Years Run!
Woke Up This Morning…
NYC Tax Evasion
One Way To Avoid Jail If You Plan On Vending This NYE run
If you enjoyed the Makisupa on 1/1/11, you’re welcome. I got arrested before the show that day for selling artwork on the first poster I sold that day. I was arrested with another phan who was selling pins (really awesome pins too). Why? Neither of us had a tax id. After selling a poster in front of the venue before doors opened, I was approached by a police officer and before I knew it, was in cuffs. I was searched and placed with a vendor who was selling pins. There was a semi-circle of 5 cops around us, as if we were active threats to public safety. After a half hour, we were loaded into a paddy wagon and driven to a station to be booked. We were hassled and we were mocked at the station for being phans, we were threatened and insulted, we had our shoelaces, belts and strings from our hoodies removed, we were fingerprinted and photographed…all for selling posters and pins. Luckily we made it out (with a ticket to appear in a New York City court in February) and inside the venue without missing any music, but I don’t recommend the experience to anyone.
Following the steps below could have saved me from a major bummer of an experience. Be safe if you’re vending in NYC this year. Let’s face it, with all that is going on down on Wall Street, NYPD are going to be extra anxious to crack a few heads this year. Don’t be that head. I made it out of the precinct and inside MSG without missing any music, but I don’t recommend it to anyone. The City of New York requires all vendors including artists and written matter vendors to have a sales tax ID and carry it with them while vending.
To apply for a NY State Tax ID
Go to: http://www.nystax.gov/forms/sales_cur_forms.htm
Use form # DTF-17 (Fill-in)
Application to Register for a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority.
Use the NAICS Code Lookup to locate the appropriate NAICS code for
your sales tax registration.
See also Publication 75
OR apply for a tax ID online at http://www.nys-opal.com/
click on Taxation and Finance, Department of
Then click Certificate of Authority to Collect Sales Tax
The need for a vending permit to sell anything in NYC was brought to our attention. According to this link, a vending permit is not needed for specific things:
You must have a General Vendor license if you sell, lease, or offer to sell or lease goods or services in a public place.
You do NOT need a General Vendor license if:
You sell newspapers, periodicals, books, pamphlets, or other written matter.
You sell artwork, including paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures.
You sell food. Note: Food vending requires a license from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/health for information about food cart vendor licenses and permits.
You will only sell merchandise from a booth or stand at an authorized Street Fair (e.g., street fair, block party, or festival). Please note that you must obtain a Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permitto sell merchandise at an authorized Street Fair.
Phish fans could go so far as to argue that pins, shirts, etc… are artwork, and rightly so. PhanArt believes that anything that can be construed as taking a creative effort to design qualifies as art. This would not include food and other things that are more disposable, but this of course is up to the officer in question who approaches you. Be careful and if they ask you to stop selling, do so. It is artwork but is it worth going to jail for? More specifically, is it worth going to jail and missing Phish?
Disclaimer: While this information is a step to avoid problems from the police, it cannot prevent them from acting in their own judgment and arresting you for this or other offenses. PhanArt is offering this up as a potential to avoid arrest or harassment for vending in and around MSG. This is not iron clad and should not be treated as so. If you do take this advice, please remember to pay your taxes on the works you collect – both City of New York and State of New York taxes.