Josh Schultz has been making art since he was old enough to hold a pencil. His background with Phish goes back to hearing them for the first time in 1993. He was hooked from the start, with Hoist being his entry point to the band, and his first show Gainesville, FL on October 23, 1994.
The Phish-inspired art Josh has made is inspired by live shows, the lot scene, album art and poster art that is prevalent throughout the community.
Josh started producing Phish specific art about 6 years ago, with his sketchbook handy and ideas popping in, he finally put together an online T-shirt/print shop to house his variety of designs.
Character art and logo spoofs are just some of Josh’s current output, things that are interesting and eye appealing.
“From the very beginning I was glad and felt lucky to be a part of this experience. It truly changed my life. It gave me a much deeper understanding and interest in music. It propelled me to learn to play guitar and piano. I play keys in a band and we often play a Phish mix of things.”
Josh made this guitar print after seeing TAB in Chicago many years ago. During “Architect,” the light bounced off Trey’s guitar just right and was “just burned in my brain” as Josh recalls. “Trey was using it as a beam and shining it around the room.”
In Josh’s shop, The Image Wizard, check out his Hamms/Jamms mashup, and a mash-up with the funk or Parliament, the face of Jerry, the guitar of Trey, and a fro for good measure.