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When Phanart gets Confiscated: Antelope Shirts at SuperBall IX

Matt Mead traveled to Super Ball IX filled with anticipation, restless excitement, and made 30 limited edition, high quality, 6 oz cotton T-shirts designed with a 4th of July Antelope design on the front and the back features Watkins Glen, a star with IX in it and the date commemorating the festival. On the inside collar, there is a screen printed tag that reads “Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul, you’ve got to run like an antelope out of control.” This shirt was part of a special edition release as part of his clothing company, Cess Clothing.

However, luck was not on his side. 15 of his shirts were confiscated and he was cited for illegal vending. Read about Matt’s story, one that has happened to many fans over the years and still a risk when making Phanart.

“My campsite was in the first row of cars closest to the entrance in Arkansas. As I was walking down the main drag towards the other states, I had the shirt on my shoulder, and a backpack of shirts. As I turned off the main strip into shakedown street area, a passer-by asked me what shirt I was selling. I held it up, he liked it, took out his wallet and was about to purchase one. Two rent-a-cops who showed no identification came up behind me on a golf cart, took the shirt out of my hands and saw the back said Watkins Glen. He alleged that it was a trademark violation: claiming I could not print Watkins Glen with the corresponding Super Ball dates on a shirt. Further, he also said that I was illegally vending. They literally took the backpack off from my back, asked me if I had any drugs, searched my bag, and took out the t-shirts from my bag. One of the guys laughed and remarked “Ha, you put a lot of time into this one didn’t you!?” He then demanded my ID, scanned it with his cell-phone, and then told me he had to take my picture. I refused to look at the camera and had my head turned to the side.”

“Passer-bys booed and taunted the rent-a-cops asking why I was having my merchandise confiscated. One of the guys said “Hey, don’t complain to me. It’s not us, it’s the band.” I asked what was going to be the result of all this and he said I would receive a letter from the band regarding the trademark violation and illegal vending. It really put a sour taste in my mouth for the rest of the day. I was pretty bummed, not to mention I was financially in the hole as the shirts were how I was going to finance the weekend. The rent-a-cop was right: I did put a lot of time into it. I only use high quality inks, fabrics, and meticulous design, You win some you lose some I guess.”

Matt only has three left (one Large and two XL’s). Each shirt is $20 with $5.50 shipping. This is a case where a fan fell into gray area and an example of the risk potential for all fans considering making their own Phanart. We have a community that is given a great amount of leeway with our fan made creations by the band and their management but not carte blanche. Matt’s story could be retold by dozens of others, from established artists to fans who got frustrated with their great idea being seized. It happens but the story just doesn’t get shared very often. In the interest of preventing this kind of incident in the future, check out previous articles on this topic here and here.

Weigh in below in the comments section. Have you ever had anything seized? Got a story to share or opinion on this or other stories? Post them below.

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Ian Millard’s ‘Pronghorn Antelope’ and Colorado Animal Triptych


The Pronghorn Antelope print is the final of three native Colorado animal prints in a triptych set. The first print is the Saw Whet Owl and the second is the Cutthroat Trout. Each print is the same size (20″x20″) and can be displayed individually or as a triptych set. A limited amount of matching number sets of all three prints in the triptych are available now at IansPrints.com/available-art.php for $125 shipped. If you purchase a set of prints Ian can offer to make them a custom color scheme that you choose.

The Pronghorn Antelope print was created using 7 hand cut stencils and spraypaint. Prints come signed, numbered, embossed and with a hand made Certificate of Authenticity. The Pronghorn Antelope print will be available for $50 shipped on Monday January 7th at 10am Mountain Time USA at IansPrints.com

Ian K. Millard is an artist from Denver, Colorado (USA) specializing in original stencil and spraypaint art. My prints and originals are created using multiple intricate hand cut stencils and spraypaint layered on top of each other to create an image. All of Ian’s prints are hand sprayed and I strive to make all my print editions unique. Never one the same. Prints come signed, numbered, embossed with the IansPrints.com seal and come with a hand made Certificate of Authenticity (COA).You can watch a little video Fuel TV / Mtn Dew Green Label put together on Ian’s art by clicking here

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Franky Scaglione SPAC print – The Antelope Stakes

Franky Scaglione is happy to release his work for the two-night run this past month at the legendary Saratoga Performing Art Center. Saratoga Springs is home to the oldest organized sporting venue in the United States (Saratoga Race Course), so he decided to play with the concept of the Travers Stakes… transposing the horse race into an antelope race coming out of SPAC… naturally.

The Antelope Stakes Saratoga Springs 2010 Edition of 150 100lb Cougar 18″ x 24″ 3 colors $25

Antelope Stakes by Franky Scaglione

Phish so graciously validated Franky’s print by playing a killer Antelope on night two!

A message from Franky: “Thanks to all of you, both new supporters and loyal collectors of my art that I ran into these past few weeks; it was great seeing many of you in Glens Falls at the poster art show at the 42 Degrees Gallery too. For those of you that didn’t get a chance to score a print in the lots or the poster show, I saved some here in Denver and I am ready to fill orders now.”

How to order: send Franky an email at paisleyblue@gmail.com with the amount of prints you wish to order (each costs $25 plus S+H) and a shipping address.

For any fans that have purchased all four of Franky’s Phish prints, you will receive free shipping and the same number print that you’ve gotten in the past. Please let Franky know what number you want when you email him.

Phans that would like to become a subscriber to Franky’s prints, email him and let him know. He will continue to reserve the same print numbers for you in future editions, as long as they are still available, as well as free shipping.

Antelope NeckTubes, by Simon Ossitt

Presenting a very heady, very sensible piece of Phish clothing we full endorse over here at PhanArt: The Antelope NeckTube!

First things first – What the heck is a NeckTube? Well, it’s a durable microfiber polyester/lycra pullover that fits loosely around your neck that you can pull up to cover up the lower part of your face and neck (hence the name, necktube).  A softshell necktube, it is ideal for when you are biking, hiking, walking, snowmobiling, or pretty much any other activity where you want to keep cold air from rushing down your neck!

An added bonus, Antelope AND Tube; that makes for some tasty cowfunk jams. A strong selling point.

Neck tube
Antelope NeckTube

NeckTubes are machine washable, durable, will not fade and retains their cylindrical shape with no stretching! Created from a ‘technical fabric’, it keep moisture away from skin and is highly breathable, as well as being wind-resistant and water repellent.  They were designed and printed digitally in England by Simon Ossitt, a Phish fan from the other side of the pond (that’s British slang for ocean)

These qualities make it ideal for use in windy and wet conditions where you might need protection for your face or neck but are working hard and also need that extra comfort from the breathability, making it great for biking and trekking, but very adaptable…. these were designed by motorcyclists after all.

Another cool thing about the fabric is that it wont fuzz as fast as some of the competition due to the durability of the weave. They can also be worn as a skullcap or headband.

A donation will be made to MBird with every purchase.

Cost:$23.49 which includes shipping

Buy one via paypal.com ; send to s.ossitt@btinternet.com


Heady NeckTube