Summer Tour is here and what better way of celebrating than by slapping a new sticker or magnet on your favorite jam vehicle, courtesy of Rhoads Brothers. Stickers, Magnets, and Koozies inspired by our favorite band, designed by phans.
All stickers and magnets on ‘His End Was The Road’ are Made in America of high quality, weather resistant, UV protective materials. ‘Ten at the Glen’ Koozies are Made in America of Eco-Friendly materials.
You can pick these items up on tour in Philly (and at the PhanArt Show on August 12), Merriweather Post Pavilion and at Magnaball. Items are also available in the ‘His End Was The Road Goods’ Etsy Shop.
From Phrames, who have a series of license plate phrames, comes a sticker to commemorate Phish’s Halloween themed cover set of Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House in Las Vegas 2014. This is a vinyl die-cut sticker measuring 4″ × 3.76″, cut out in the shape of the silhouette.
The sticker is fade resistant for 3 – 5 years and designed for outdoor use. They are able to withstand exposure to wind, rain & sunlight.
Ryan Kerrigan has released his Summer Tour 2014 and he has 7 posters, 5 pins and 1 sticker available. See below for all the great art and options to pick up his art, including tour subscriptions!
2014 KERRIGAN SUMMER TOUR STICKER
4″ X 4″ all weather sticker, $3 each, three for $5, or ten for $10
2014 KERRIGAN HAPPY FISH PINS
Each in editions of 100, these pins are $15 shipped, or any two for $25, or get a set of five matching-numbered pins for $55. The 2014 series consists of pins for SPAC, Philly, Randalls, Chicago, and Commerce City.
2014 KERRIGAN TOUR POSTERS
SPAC, Philly, Randall’s Island, Chicago and Alabama (Alpharetta and Commerce City coming soon)
18.25″ x 12.5″, editions of 100, $20 each shipped
Pick up any three for $50 shipped. Mix or match with the other three 2014 tour prints already completed.
Grab a TOUR SUBSCRIPTION! For $100 you get the five prints released already, plus the next two prints and all 7 of your prints will have matching numbers (feel free to request your favorite number) Your first three prints ship immediately.
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.
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 someof 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That’s all for Part 1. Stay tuned this week for Parts 2 and 3!
Christine Walsh, an artist and phan living in Buffalo, NY has made a bumper sticker commemorating the Tahoe Tweezer. Oval in the style of a race ‘bragging rights’ sticker, it has the location (Tahoe), date (7/31/2013) and duration of the epic Tweezer (36:48). The sticker is green with black print. Each sticker costs $3 and 5% of total sales will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation.
The final announcement of artists for “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” has been released, featuring Phish artists from around the country. The event will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 12pm-5pm at Caesar’s Atlantic City. This unique art show, developed and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the final day of Phish’s Fall Tour, ending that night at Boardwalk Hall.
The art show will be held Saturday, November 2nd, from 12pm-5pm at Caesar’s Atlantic City in the Tiberius/Spartacus/Romulus rooms, featuring the best Phish inspired art, including limited edition art made specifically for the show. You can access the art show location by going to the third floor of the Centurion Tower.
Non-profits include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has given grants for music education totaling more than $700,000 over the past 15 years, and PhanArt, a book and website created as a way to showcase the art made by Phish fans, raising money for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations from artists and fans, totaling over $11,000 since 2009. Phish Art shows have been held since 2003 with great success. Unique posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” a must-attend event during Phish tour. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, the art exhibition represents 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 poster shows, “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Charitable donations from the event will be made to The Mockingbird Foundation, as well as a wide array of artists featuring posters to fit any budget. More artists will be announced in mid-October, as well as special edition works only available at the show, which will be available for viewing shortly thereafter at www.phanart.net. “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” is sponsored by This Week on Lot, Grateful Music, Philly Philms, Show of Life and The Helping Friendly Podcast. This Week on Lot is a semi-weekly audio podcast about the live music scene that provides reviews of venues, festivals, and on rare occasions, the music. ‘TWoL’ also discusses rumors from the lot, tips and tricks for being on tour, and anything else they find amusing. Follow on Twitter @ThisWeekonLot.
Grateful Music Publications has covered live music news as it happens for the past seven years. On site, on tour, and in the flesh, Grateful Music shares the pleasures of good family, great music and positive energy, all the while staying on top of the stories as they unfold.
Philly Philms, creators of the upcoming feature length documentary We’ve Got It Simple, celebrates the world of Phish fans by weaving the film from footage and photos that fans have submitted, as well as touring and shooting with the band during the summer and upcoming fall tour. The culmination of this will be a film that not only shows the cultured world Phish has created for their fans but also will serve as a 30th anniversary gift from the fans to the band.
The Helping Friendly Podcast is a weekly Phish podcast created by two longtime fans who wanted to share one Phish show per week, with discussion and analysis. The approach is simple: showcase great Phish shows and talk about what makes them great. Bringing in guests from across the Phish community, HF Podcast tries to bring on diverse perspectives to discuss show reviews, upcoming events, and other topics of interest to all of us.
With a focus on capturing the spontaneous moments before and after the concerts and streaming them live to those at home on “couch tour”, Show of Life focuses on live music reality news with candid interviews and special events. Join host Jason Wigmann and director Taper420, along with a revolving cast of characters and experience the next best thing to being there.”
Justin Braet and a friend made this Light/Lipton lot sticker. “Growing brighter now” is a very symbolic lyric in reference to the band and the song itself. The song has come such a long way and has produced some very amazing jams. Shouldn’t we all purify our souls with some Light?
These stickers sell 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 5 for $10, and Justin will donate a dollar of each transaction to The Mockingbird Foundation.