PhanArt is proud to announce the lineup for Skyscraper is Grand, featuring a diverse group of print makers, designers, artists and pin makers, exhibiting their craft and talent on January 2, 2016 in New York City.
Held in The Gold Room at The Hotel Pennsylvania, located across the street from Madison Square Garden, PhanArt will bring together a variety of vendors and artists exhibiting exclusive Phish-inspired posters, pins, shirts and unique wares. Admission to this event day long event (12pm-7pm) is FREE.
The lineup for Skyscraper is Grand includes a wide array of artists from across the country and always expanding Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, Uncle John’s Outfitters, John Warner Studios, Isadora Bullock, Jampanties, Michael Boyer, Super Rad Cape Co., OTTO Art, Fred Sutter, The Overhead View, The Ultimate Trade Zone, PhanBadge, Heady Hats and Prints Caspian are among the exhibitors and artists to be found, each with a portfolio from of current and past art.
Pin makers and designers Pin me Down, Zenster Designs, Andrew Bryant and 10 Minute Tube Designs will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the New Years run and Phish’s Mexico run in January.
New additions to the show include Eden’s Rose Foundation, Pop Pop’s Terrapin Station, Pinsanity Designs, Brian Bojo and Heady Teddy’s!
The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $900,000 over the past 15 years, will feature prints from The Phish Companion 3rd Edition, where Phish’s 33-year career is interpreted by top artists including David Welker, Justin Helton, DKNG and AJ Masthay.
Lauren Bozich, You Enjoy My Shades and His End Was the Road are among the first time exhibitors, each bringing something new to the show, including clothing, pins, patches, sunglasses, apparel and much more.
A playlist created by Blank Space will set the tone for the show, adding to the lively vibe of this event throughout the day.
PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami since 2013 and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists.
The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play.
In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, Skyscraper is Grand will offer free entry to all patrons with poster tubes available for purchase. Special edition works only available at the show can be viewed on PhanArt.net and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.
Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over February, March and April! With these donations, PhanArt and Friends has raised more than $1,000 for the 2013 calendar year and over $10,000 since August 2009 for The Mockingbird Foundation. Great thanks goes to the dozens of artists and supportive patrons who made this possible. Through their incredible generosity and spreading their art on PhanArt, these donations to The Mockingbird Foundation will help to promote music education throughout the country.
Brian Kushner from PhanBadge has some new pins for 2013, including a new line of pins and his classic ‘Life is Hood’ pin.
The first in a series of Phish Movie pins is the Army of the 12 Sleeping Monkeys pin. The pin measures 1.5″ in height, is double posted and is numbered out of 130. Less then 30 of these remain at a cost of 1 for $14 and 2 for $25.
First there was the shirt and badge, now PhanBadge bring you the “Life is Hood” Guitar pick Pin! These hard enamel glitter pins come in three color variants: blue, black and red glitter. These are limited to 75 each and numbered on the back. They measure 1.25″ at a cost of 1 for $15, 2 for $25 and 3 pins for $34.
Well, 2012 was an incredible year for PhanArt, with more art than ever before, plus the addition of five staff members to the site – Taylor, Kelley, Chris, Jim and Chris. Fans have been submitting more and more art to PhanArt for sharing on the site, which led to a record number of posts as well as a record amount of money raised for The Mockingbird Foundation – over $3700!
What was popular this year? Well, shirts and posters as usual, but anything that had that Cheerio/Henrietta design took top honors for the most common piece of phanart. It seemed that every bit of clothing and all sorts of art were seeing this design, any why not? It’s iconic, only Phish fans know what it is, making it a silent calling card for other fans whether at a show or in real life. There was at least one wedding party with Fishman ties for the groomsmen!
Then of course, there are pins, which has basically become a flooded market. Everyone is making them, few are buying and many are trading for them. Some of them are truly amazing and we are likely only a few days away from the first ‘Golf Ball’ themed pin of 2013. There are a reported 1700-1800 pins total made already, according to Fred Hosman, who would know, because he collected pretty much every single one up to date. That number of pins is more than the number of individual pieces of art in PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish!
So, here we are with more art being made, Phish being at the top of their game and the 30th anniversary likely to shed a great deal of art, especially if there are more shows than the last two years. Without further rambling, I present the Best of PhanArt, 2012 edition. This list of 12 was compiled with input from fans on the website, Facebook, Twitter, as well as reported sales from artists and feedback on lot. Some of these pieces of art are still available for sale, while some sold out a long time ago. Click the links to see what you can still get and support the Phish Art Community!Remember, the Phanart made in 2012 was amazing and the following is just someof the best.If you think something was overlooked, share what was missed below in the comments section below.
A simple Tweet led to an incredibly popular sticker, so much so that it was sold in bulk to a few fans during Summer Tour. Andy Cary’s wit led to a sticker that was begged for at shows, Jiggs’ design made it the perfect bumper sticker for a car, and led to some nice donations for The Mockingbird Foundation, as Andy deferred any profit to them. In keeping with that, all sales of this sticker through the month of January will go to The Mockingbird Foundation, after shipping and handling.
You couldn’t make a more literal pin, but Jeff from My Phavorite Things did, and succeeded. It doesn’t look like there are any pins left for sale, but if you can get one, this is a well through out and produced pin.
Life is Good < Life is Hood. Brian Kushner of PhanBadge made a great shirt with a familiar guitar sticking out, and the response was incredible. Many shirts were out of stock by the time SPAC rolled around. Brian graciously donated a few shirts to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, all of which were snapped up quickly. The crossover aspect is huge with this shirt, since you can wear it to a show or just in daily life, getting more than a few heads to turn when they notice the slight difference in this now classic shirt.
8. Party Time/Playboy shirts
Seen on the lots of Bader Field in June, this is a great shirt, hands down. The Playboy brand has an aura of epic parties in the grotto, and ‘Party Time’ is the perfect way to to tie the two together. This shirt was only seen briefly on tour, so we have no purchasing info, so if you know who made this shirt, contact PhanArt (at) gmail and we will do our best to have it up on the site. Again, great shirt to the creators!
Branden Otto has been making posters since 2010 and in 2012, he found his groove, creating incredible work from start to finish. Fans sold out one edition, leading to a second variant being produced. Stacking the vehicles, adding in tour dates and some subtle Phish references, as well as great creativity and color schemes showed that Otto is moving on up among his fellow artists.
The “Jam Jar” series by Tweezburger creator Jon Weber and Cactus Bomb Designs doesn’t just look great on bread, all 6 jump out as genius spins on different jams Phish has done over the years. Funny, small and a set = classic Phish pins.
5. Summer Tour Pac-Man shirts
These were seen through much of Summer Tour, although the creators never got in touch with us to get on the site. Based on the number of fans wearing them, it’s likely they sold well on tour, if not sold out. Using the one and two-stops on tour as general pellets to eat, and the four 3-day runs the Power pellets is just smart designing. This was well thought out and a great design. It would even be higher on the list, but black isn’t a great color shirt for the summer. But being in the top half of the Best of 2012 isn’t too shabby. Big ups to the four levels at the bottom, one for each tour to date in the 3.0 era.
Jiggs has branched out from his earlier designs and t-shirts and delved into some great posters in the past year, starting with NYE 2011 and going through 2012 with Bader Field, OKC Zoo and Dick’s prints. This one stands out among them all, capturing the song that would cap off the band’s first show in Oklahoma, in a most unique fashion.
Never in a million years did I think that Phish-themed ties would be a thing, let alone a well produced thing. Well, Adrian from stuPINdous Creations proved that one wrong, a few times over. First there was the Henrietta tie, then the Cactus and Big Red ties (seen below) and most recently, a Henrietta Bow Tie. Many of these ties sold out quickly, especially the Henrietta tie. These ties are stylish, they are great for work or play and speaking from experience, get compliments nearly every time. That’s a great tie – when they don’t realize there’s a Phish theme to it, but you do. Adrian, nice work on these. Can’t wait to see the Page tie! Here’s to hoping it involves sandwiches!
The intricate detail of this limited edition print from Ben Whiteselland the overwhelming response from Phish fans made this a runaway #1 choice for 2012. Ben has made great prints in the past and this one is the culmination of his growing skills in making great posters. Examine the way in which Ben detailed Trey’s guitar, going deeper with a mechanical angle and creating one of the best posters of 2012. Ben, here’s to hoping you can keep making art of this caliber in 2013!
So, did we miss something? Was there some art that should have made the list? If so, tell us what you think we missed in the comments below. Art is all around us on Phish tour and this is just a small slice of the great art out there this past year. With greater input from fans taken into greater account this year, we feel this is a great representation of the Best PhanArt of 2012. If this past year is any hint, 2013 will be even better.
Welcome to the Fourth Annual PhanArt Holiday Gift Guide! Since we don’t have Shakedown to hit off to do our Holiday shopping (remember Fall Tour?), PhanArt brings you the best of the lot here, compiling great art and deals for Phish fans. Get everything you need for family and friends, as well as phamily and phriends. Stay tuned for great deals as this page will be updated throughout the holiday season.
This year the Gift Guide is broken down into Seven Categories: Special Deals, Posters, Books, Shirts, Pins, Jewelery and Stickers. There are also select items that benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, including limited edition posters.
Cody Schibihas free shipping on all orders and free prints when you spend $15 or more
Nate Duval’sholiday sale includes free shipping through 12/14 and deals for different days of the week
TRiPPis offering 25% off and free shipping on all orders Tuesday 11/27 through Wednesday Night and 25% off orders until Wednesday night with code “wassail”. From 11/29 through 12/31, code rudolPH will work to give you 20% off, plus if you spend $100 or more you get free shipping through 12/31. Don’t forget to check out holiday cards and limited edition archived prints.
TRiPP also has Mystery Tubes with 5 random prints for $50 (GD Family, Phish, WSP or Colorado)
Doctor Fluff Tees is offering holiday specials store-wide. Use one of their two coupons to get even greater discounts! 20% off on Cyber Monday with code GIVETHANKS and 10% off with code PHANART through 12/31 (but you can only use one code on Cyber Monday, so go with GIVETHANKS)
Among other deals, Tube, Tweezer and Doctor Fluff posters are all 25% off!
Plus all Tie-dye Grateful Dead shirts are 25% off and you can pre-order these onesies pictured below.
Four posters for $40 – With a great deal of posters donated to PhanArt to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, there’s a ton of great posters to get and for $40, you get FOUR prints, with the $40 going to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation for music education. If you want to request a tour or a specific artist (who has been featured on PhanArt.net in the past few years), we will try to honor your request as best as we can.
PhanFoodcookbooks, the first cookbook by Phish fans for Phish fans is available for only $20, with net profits benefiting the Chittenden Food Bank in Burlington, Vermont. PhanFood features appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, drinks (with and without alcohol) and a variety of other concoctions that Phish fans enjoy while they are in the lots, at the site, or just sitting at home waiting for the next tour to be announced.
Count 8 Festivals shirts are only $10 each, with just TWO remaining! These shirts from Festival 8 features Count von Count in sizes Medium and Large only. Free shipping on orders.
Of course, there are Golgi/Google, Tweezer/Twitter shirts, plus “Me No are no Nice Girl” shirts for ladies (only sizes left are: 1 small, 1 large, 1 XL and 1 XXL – shirts run a little small). All shirts come with a free sticker and free shipping. Order in the PhanArt Store.
Also, the pre-order for YEMSG shirts and hoodies has been extended until 11/30! Pick them up in the PhanArt Store because they are only available on pre-order. Free YEMSG sticker and NYEMSG 2011-2012 sticker with each order! Shirts ship in mid-December (free shipping too!)
Phanbadge MSG Subway Tokens and Manhole covers are $15-16 each or in a three pack with a free bonus pin included!
Pin Me Down has your the freshest new pin designs on the market, offering Phish, GD and many more designs. Pins cost $8-35, with a few pins costing only $5 during their holiday sale. As always free shipping on orders over $30.
Crazyredbeard has a number of pins for sale, notably his new Birds of a Feather Omnidirectional Love pin. This pin is an original design by Jonathan Blake, a raven and an eagle interlocked in the center by a heart with the four directions of the compass symbolizing love radiating outward in all directions. This pin is only $15 plus $3 shipping.
Zenster has Phish, Grateful Dead, Nug and Lebowski pins for sale. With each purchase, get a free pin!
JEWELRY and MORE
Jennifer Kahn’s 2012 Commemorative NYE NYC MSG Token pendant is available in Sterling Silver or Brass. Her 3rd token, this design features an upward spiral emanating from the big apple. Take the New Year’s run energy and grow, expand, move forward and reach out in the coming year. There’s nowhere to go but UP!
Brian Kushner is back with some new products inspired by the MSG run. All links to purchase these items will be at the bottom of the post.
The MSG Subway Token Pin. It’s a Token… It’s a PIN… NO it’s BOTH! IT’s a Subway Token PIN. Double backed and numbered out of only 100. They are $15.00 each.
The MSG Glowing Manhole Cover Pin. Double backed and numbered out of only 100. They are $16.00 each.
The MSG Manhole Cover Die Struck Pin. Double backing and numbered. Limited edition of 50. They are $16.00 each.
The MSG PACK of 3 Pins. You get one of each pin. The Subway Token Pin, The Manhole Glowing Pin and the Manhole Die Struck Pin. Get a 4th surprise pin free with your purchase! They are $42.00 for the pack.
From Brian at PhanBadge, comes the first installment of his Summer 2012 series:
“I am very happy to introduce PhanBadge’s first shirt, Life Is Hood. These are heavy Gildan T-shirts silk-screened with original artwork. They are $23.99 shipped and orders will be shipped before tour. The shirts come in two colors, Indigo Blue and Olive and range in size from Small to XXL”
“Phanbadge.com also has three new pins for this summer. First is the Camp Oswego Pin, the second pin in our festival series, the pin measures 1.5″ across, double posted on the back and numbered out of 100.
Second, our first ever mashup pin is called “Roses are Fee“. Designed by Brian Kushner and Ryan Kerrigan, this pin is made of nickel and measures 1.5” wide, is double posted and numbered out of 200.
Third is our Summer Tour 2012 Hood pin. Designed by Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Kushner, the Hood pin is a die cast metal pin 1.5″ high, double posted and numbered out of 300.”
All pins are $15.00 with free shipping. There is also a current deal of “Roses are Fee” and “Hood” Pin for only $25.00 total. You can find that and other pin packages at www.phanbadge.com/pins
More to come in the next month leading up to tour Including 3 new badges!
Life Is Hood Badges—Because you can feel good about HOOD! These badges are iron on and stitch on, in a limited edition of 200
Phloating 2012 badges were made with a nod to the Rock Gods to get the boys to break out some Pink Floyd this summer. The badges are iron on and stitch on and are available in a limited edition of 200, with 3 packs available for $12 and single badges available for $5 at www.phanbadge.com
Phanbadge is also Proud to present 3 new KUSH pins.
The Sloth…the original Pinster. Made with hard enamel and 1.5 inches in height, double posted and numbered on the back in a limited edition of 100. Warning: Phanbadge is not responsible for Sloth possibly slicing your nipple as the Sloth is so Nasty!
The Dark side of the MOONphish Pin is 1.5 inches in width and double posted and numbered on the back in a limited edition of 100. The pin is made of soft enamel and Sparkle. The moon is made of shiny and recessed metal.
The Coventry Gold Medallion PIN.
Coming through the gates at Coventry, many saw this on the way in and out. The pin measures 1.5 inches in diameter, is made of soft enamel with double postings and is in a limited edition of only 100.
All pins are $15.00 each or a 3 pack for $35 shipped.
Buy the 3 pack and we will throw in one of our past pins free while supplies last.
Brian from PhanBadge has some great new pins seen below. The pins cost $12 with free shipping. There are also some 2, 3 and 5 pack pin orders available on his website, phanbadge.com
Burble–To commemorate the phish festival 8 in Indio California , this is the Burble. It was flying in the sky and it caught my eye !! This pin measure 1 inch wide
Disco Guyute. Too complete the “Hat trick” of my Guyute’s I would like to present the Disco Guyute Pin. 1.5 inches high and over an inch wide, this pig is doing a disco jig.
Terrapin–I started seeing the Dead play in the 80’s and I always loved Terrapin station !! I think at one point I was keeping track of how many days in a row I could listen to the song.I got up to 112 days in a row. This is the TerraPIN. 1.25 inches in Height and 1 inch wide. Double posted on the back to keep it in place.
The Bolts are to commemorate the Furthur Tours of 2011 Summer and Fall. Bolts with an updated twist!
The Watkins Pin is Made from black metal Nickel and Double Posted to Keep the pin in place. Measuring 1.5 inches Wide and 1.25 inches high, this is PhanBadge’s first pin design with a Guyute Pin in the works for a 2nd design. This pin is in a limited edition of 300, numbered on the back. The pin costs $12 each.
Watkins “PIT CREW” Superball Badge completed PhanBadge’s run of Phish festival badges, ending with something a little bigger, since this is SUPERBALL and it needs a SUPERSIZED badge. This one is 3 inches in diameter and can be Iron on as well as stiched. This is also a limited edition badge of 200 and costs $6 for each badge.