Erin has some posters leftover from Halloween! This print is inspired by vinatge French horror film posters. This is her third AC mermaid. She’s a vampire about to take a bite of a gold record that says Deguisement d’ Hallowe’en Le Phoisson. Name of the town and dates all in French.
This print is 13″ x 20″, made on Cougar Natural Recycled 100lb cover, and an edition of 100 signed and numbered. It is $30 plus $5 for shipping. You can visit her website and buy the print and other art by Erin here!
Steve is a new artist to the site who make a poster that is inspired by HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. This print comes in two different sizes: 17″ x 11.5″ and 18.75″ x 12.625″.
Both are printed on 12pt matte finish paper. Total run of 60 (30 of each size). The design process was a digital painting, being Halloween in a place steeped in history like Boardwalk Hall, I wanted to convey a creepy yet classy vibe, like that of an old sepia portrait. The overall design is 20s-30s art deco. This print is $10 plus shipping which is up to $7.
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Steve donated four of these posters to The Mockingbird Foundation table at Atlantic City night three and they were all sold by set break! Get them while they last!
Quin Sabatini has wanted to do a poster themed on the unique and rarely played “Spock’s Brain” for quite some time and what better event to create it for than Halloween Weekend 2013. The design is modeled after the old-school, art deco, Atlantic City posters that used to read more like postcards, hence the, “Visit Atlantic City” text. The aptly titled Spock’s Braindesign is printed on an 18″ by 12″ 100# white linen paper. A Limited Edition of 50, each print is signed and numbered. Only $12 with shipping, this print is going to sell out fast. Order yours now!
See the City – See the Zoo…You’ll see it all in the smart design of the new Slave Pin from Park McGee. This Limited Edition of 150 Pin is so rich with artistic detail that you can almost hear that familiar and anthemic call – “Sllaaaavvve” – as you read the letters across the lights. Look deeper and you’ll get lost in the pin’s subtle details of the City and Zoo where Traffic Lights walk on legs as masters controlling all with their lights. At 2 inches long and double posted, each detail is made more crisp by the hard enamel and silver finish. This pin is sure to move fast. Order yours now!
John Glenn, a New Artist to Phanart and native of Asbury Park, draws inspiration from his surroundings, balancing the peace and power of the ocean with the faded glory of a seaside paradise long since lost and its still nascent rebirth. An artist and a phan John also integrates the music and experiences so many of us know and love into his unique works of art. Plying his skills and inspiration, he uses paint pens and some oils on just about any medium he can – creating works on the canvases, discarded wood and surf boards.
Featured here are some of his works that celebrate the 2012 NY New Years run and the many underwater trips on the train for so many shows at MSG as well as two of his unique hand painted surfboards. In addition to these you can check out John’s other works on his website and of his facebook page.
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.
This print from Dima Yastronaut and featured by Lesley Vernon is printed on 13″x19″ heavy gloss 110lb cover stock paper. The digital painting features a beautiful view from the Boardwalk in front of Trump Plaza, Hunter S. Thompson, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Fluffhead) and CK5 lights in the text, plus some hidden eye candy all through out the print. This is a print worthy of cherishing you fear and loathing in AC memories. Artwork by Dima Yastronaut. All are signed and numbered in an edition of 222. Cost is 1 for $15, 2 for $20, with free shipping.
After printing tshirts for 12 years, Justin Olsen has decided to try his hand at posters, making three for Summer Tour 2012. The posters are $20 each which includes priority mail shipping. All of Justin’s prints measure 11×17″ use plastisol ink on chipboard, creating a unique ink design in each print. Justin’s prints can be seen and purchased below.
Summer Tour 2012 screenprint measures 11X17″ and I used plastisol ink on chipboard. The blend of ink on these prints make each poster unique. All posters are hand silk-screened and is signed and numbered. .
Here is a Portsmouth screenprint poster from 2012. The poster measures 11X17 inches and I used plastisol ink on chipboard. The blend of ink on this print makes each poster unique. The poster is hand silk screened and from a limited edition of 50. Each poster is signed and numbered. The price includes Priority Mail shipping.
Similar to the iconic Mounds-themed shirt designed by Laura Cheney many years ago, these pins are four colors on silver metal. Each pin is in an edition of 100, measure 1.25″ across and they are sold as pairs for a limited time offer at $10 for the two. Free shipping!
You can also get the Golgi/Google pin for $10 too, with free shipping. If you order both, get a free sticker!