This week’s PhanArtist is Erin Cadigan. Erin is a fashion designer and poster artists living in Brooklyn with her husband (who is also one of her best friends from tour) Martin.
Erin grew up in New Jersey where she saw her first Greatful Dead show in 1988. Over the next few years she was introduced to Phish and saw them for the first time in 1992. In 1994, a life long dream of driving across the country was fufilled. Living in her van, sleeping in squats, long drives to unknown destinations, jumping on Dead tour and catching some Phish shows; for her, nothing could have been better! The next summer she did it all over again and started to tour in earnest after graduating with a BFA in Illustration in 1996. Erin continued to tour and sell her shirts and posters up till the last shows in ’04, and was involved with PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish since shortly after its inception, and has taken part in multiple poster shows and can always be seen on the lot selling her work.
She is very grateful to all who supported her work over the years, and made the last 15 years the most extrodinary experience of her life.
Erin has recently hit the 300 show mark, which we have to give HUGE kudos to. Very impressive Erin!
You can see Erin’s work on Facebook, and her website, linked below
Some of Erin’s past creations