All shirts are $20, on lot or online. Add $2.99 for first class shipping via USPS. Save on shipping and find JDub at EVERY show this summer. Not going to be at a show? Visit their virtual stores on eBay and etsy!
We already love the “My Problem Right There” shirt, one of the best designs of a young 2011.
Julie Boardman is an Oklahoma native living in Phoenix, Arizona. Having been a potter for 15 years, she makes a variety of ceramic pieces including functional pieces including: bowls, mugs, and vases. As a bonus, she also makes ceramic jewelry pendants. Her pieces are eclectic and have various colors and textures represented.
Julie’s husband Christopher is a veteran Phish fan and she has grown to love the band as well. Having attended 8 a few weeks ago, she found it to be ‘quite an experience’, an understatement for a Phish festival first-timer. Julie made some ceramic jewelry pieces and ceramic art to commemorate the event.
Julie sells her necklaces for $ 15.00 (2 for $ 25 in the lot) with the buyers choice of hemp or leather strap. $ 3.50 shipping with a discount on multiple orders. As you can see from the second picture above, she does designs of dragon flies, turtles, coins, suns, hearts, Kanji (love), leaves and trees. She does some on a regular firing and some raku (you can see the metallic shine of the raku below, with that particular piece displaying Kanji symbols)
Ordering info can be found….
The bowls average $ 30.00 with the shipping a bit higher, $ 13.50 for USPS Priority. Additionally, Julie does candle making and can take custom orders. Visit her website at
So many people sell things, and so many people want to sell things on the lot. But what is legal, what is legit, what is illegal, what is illegit, what is 2 legit 2 quit, and what is safe for all? We go over in great detail the things you can and cant sell on lot.
(Note – this does not serve as any sort of 100% iron-clad, use-as-defense-in-court sort of advice – this is based upon the opinion on many dozens upon dozens of artists, fans and average brahs that have sold something on the lot. we still recommend you proceed with caution – each venue and town is unique and we cannot take that into account)
What you can sell almost always:
Water, light food, things that are easily disposable or pose no threat to local businesses – for example, if there was a grilled cheese store, you wouldnt want to sell grilled cheese outside of it. Ditto with selling beer and water outside a convienence mart – its risky, but typically you dont get hassled.
also, things like lighters, cigs, clothing that isnt Phish related (see below) and generic stuff that isnt at ALL Phish related
What you can sell sometimes:
Phish related Lot shirts, Show Posters, Stickers (almost always ok), larger arrangements of food (Russo’s French Bread Pizza and larger Shakedown vendors), typically beer, but it is recommended that you be 21+ and for the love of god, 1 for 3, 2 for 5!
What you should never sell on the lot:
A Dodge Dart
Nitrous – seriously, it’s a bit out of hand
What you can not sell on lots:
Phish posters or shirts that have any of these on them and a word on each:
The band’s name, as it is trademarked and as such, the name cant exactly be put on posters or shirts without the band having their name infringed upon. As such, using the band’s name is risky. We do not advise it, as most of the busts seen this summer by venue security and/or Phish staff was related to this. Or the least creative idea….
The logo. Why use the logo? This is the design (supposedly) created by Trey and is iconic. Do you really have to manipulate the logo to be creative? This is an automatic non-starter. I highly suggest NOT using the logo, or even the outline. Why? Because it’s unoriginal and ripping the band off directly. These are the items most often confiscated in our experience, and no, we have not used the logo. We didnt even accept the logo for PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, but boy oh boy, there were a lot of bad ripoffs submitted. Use of the logo is the least creative idea, and is definitely grounds for confiscation of your lame-idea-turned-moneymaker. Don’t bother. Seriously.
Photographs of the band, whether close up or from far away. Phish does not allow any commercial use of band or band member names, images or likenesses without permission. That includes sale and/or commercial use of photographs.
Lastly, the band’s likenesses. This is a gray/grey area that I discuss, but I understand that it’s the band member’s image that is in question. If it is tasteful, sure. If it is vague (see below), awesome! If it is a picture of the band from a promo photo, then again, that is unoriginal.
If you can avoid those three things, you shouldnt have a problem.
Also, we here at PhanArt do not condone the sale of bad drugs, fake drugs, or drugs that make your face melt when the music isn’t even playing. Please, use substances responsibly, and in a manner that doesn’t ruin anyone else’s good time, or your good time for that matter.
Hippie Golf Wear’s founders came up with the idea for these shirts over a few beers with his friends. There are some great designs here. You can check them out and buy them at www.hippiegolfwear.com/Lot-Shirts_c12.htm
All shirts are printed on Gildan 50/50 short sleeve shirts. The disc golf shirts (see bottom) are Badger Loose Fit Short Sleeve Performance T-shirt – 100% polyester performance short sleeve t-shirt. Loose fit. Moisture management and anti-microbial finish. Self-fabric collar here is one of the product descriptions.
Hoodies will be available in the late fall and winter, with golf shirts in the spring.
This shirt is available in two diffrent styles: a ringer tee, with the red ring around the neck, and 50/50 grey.
The first in our series of fan-businesses profiles John Street Graphics, hands down the best place to get your lot shirts made for a solid price. Based in Matthews, NC, and run by Kyle Donaghy, of moe.’s ‘Kyle’s Song’ fame, John Street Graphics specializes in screenprinting and embroidery.
A little background on John Street (johnstreet.net)
John Street Graphics was started in 1991 in the town of Matthews, North Carloina by Kyle Donaghy. Their history with lot shirts goes back to the early 90’s when they would go to Grateful Dead shows and sell tees to pay for road trips. Kyle and his friends sold shirts, following the Dead up and down the east coast for 5 years or so. Their most famous Dead tee being the green Charlotte Dead shirt they had on the lot in the spring of 1995, and the Spring Tripping Atlanta shirt from 1994.
Around ’94 Kyle, his brother Ryan and friend Chris Pettyjohnstarted seeing Phish, but didn’t make any lot shirts until the Raleigh show in Summer 95. Their first successful shirt was the YEM/STP shirt that debuted at the Clifford Ball shows
Kyle put a custom design on the back for the shows, which became the tradition from then on. It was then that they met up with Tripp Shealy, who had his own cool tee he sold featuring some of his early ‘now famous’ art.
John Street tees have been at a lot of great Phish shows over the years. The Clifford Ball, ’96 & ’98 Halloween shows, the Lemonwheel, Big Cypress, and Coventry. At almost any given time between New Years Run 1996 and Coventry, you could find Ryan or Chris selling John Street originals. “Lot Poster King” Tripp Shealy even learned how to print and worked at John Street!
John Street and Kyle are a significant part of the Phish Community, with Kyle noting “One of the greatest feelings in the world is to see one of your creations on someone in Colorado, or Washington State, or wherever! Thank you to all of you who have supported our love of touring and music through the years, we could not have done it without you! See you soon.”
What has John Street made you ask? Why only some of the most iconic Phish lot shirts seen in the past decade+.
Just to name a few:
Sneakin Sally Nut Bag Ale
Bug/Mug Root Beer
I Survived Hiatus
and so many more….
(images coming soon)
You may have seen John Street Graphics next to the Merch tent at any moe.down in the last decade – they make and sell a great deal of moe. products as well.
Having used John Street for lot shirts for sometime now, I can say for the first time that John Street is an official ‘PhanArt Recommended, PhanArt Approved’ fan-business.
Check them out at Johnstreet.net or email Kyle at email@example.com