Music inspires us all in different ways, and there are those who take inspiration from the music of Goose (as well as other bands) and turn it into art, whether it be posters and paintings, t-shirts and clothing, stickers and other memorabilia.
As Goose gets bigger, so does the community around them, more fan made art and creations are seen, and with that, a growing art scene.
With this growth in the Goose scene, there have been questions raised regarding what is and is not ‘OK’ to use when making art, so as not to violate Goose’s copyright and trademarks.
Below are some basic guidelines that are not designed to limit fans, but rather to encourage more creativity. With simple guidelines of what the band owns and maintains the rights to, fans are left with plenty of room when it comes to making their own art.
The following are basic guidelines when making Goose-inspired art that is intended for sale:
Do not use the band name “Goose” on art (e.g. alongside dates, venues or cities that may be listed, whether it be a poster, pin, t-shirt or any similar item sold by fans).
Do not use the name(s) and/or the likeness(es) of ANY band members (e.g. don’t use Peter’s face on a t -shirt).
Now, you could ignore these guidelines and take a chance on the band not noticing your use of protected IP, but the band’s management does have the right to send you a Cease and Desist order and pursue additional legal options. This can become expensive and is easily avoidable. Instances of fans not respecting basic IP guidelines is rare to hear of in the greater jam community, because these simple guidelines, similar to the Phish ones, are followed.
If you have concerns or questions having read this far, consult an IP lawyer. The guidelines listed here are not intended to be legal advice, but are strongly encouraged to be considered when making Goose-related/inspired art.
If you’d like to read past suggestions on the use of protected Intellectual Property (IP) in the Phish scene, read more here. To learn about Fair Use, read more here.
This information is not endorsed by nor should it be considered as an official policy of Goose or their management.
Just 2 days until The Hometown Flodown and Goose arrive at Red Rocks!
More great artists have joined the show, as well as Headcount!
All artists as well as parking and entrance details can be found here and at phanart.net.
Get to Red Rocks early on Thursday, check out one of the greatest music venues in the country and support the artists and vendors taking part in The Hometown Flodown, starting at 11:30am in The Rock Room at Red Rocks!
Don’t Miss out on the Super Rad Cape Company’s Exclusive Capes and Apparel at The Hometown Flowdown including their newest designs: The Great Goose Abduction – a handsome black cape with unicorn abducting a goose and Chasing Satellites a shimmering Gold cape with UFOs and Geese. Every Cape is a one of a kind masterpiece, handmade by us at Super Rad Cape Co!
Erik Varvel, has been creating artwork in a variety or mediums for the past 15 years. In 2000, He and his wife Michelle, joined forces to create VarvelArts LLC to focus on the creation and distribution of of the Artwork created by both Erik and Michelle as they continue to collaborate on both design concepts and creations covering a variety of material creations including , jewelry, prints, wood engraved art, ceramic art, fabric art, collector pins, magnets and much more. See they’re Goose Inspired Work at Phanart’s Hometown Flowdown
Lindsey started Sex Plants Rock and Roll, an organic and handmade skincare line in 2020 as a way to encourage connection to the planet through deep self care. Treat yourself this run at Phanart. Your body and spirit will appreciate it!
Goosemas is on! Don’t miss Phanart’s Hometown Flowdown from 1-6p on February 26, 2022. With art from a dozen vendors and artists, with deals for everyone attending the Phanart show!
On Saturday, February 26, PhanArt will bring together artists and vendors from the growing Goose community for the first time, with a show at Mohegan Sun, The Hometown Flodown.
Held on the same day of Connecticut jam band Goose’s rescheduled, Goosemas, The Hometown Flodown will represent artist and vendors rising out of the Goose scene, with a wide array of apparel, posters, stickers, household items, photography and much more in store. A perfect gathering spot for fans pre-show, PhanArt shows bring live music fans together for a mix of familiar and unfamiliar faces, new and preferred styles of art perfect for any collector.
Located in the Uncas Ballroom of Mohegan Sun, doors for The Hometown Flodown open at 1pm, with a great opportunity to find deals from artists spanning the Goose and jam band communities. Admission is free, with tubes for sale.
Groovesafe will be on hand to promote a most-important cause with the live music community, bringing awareness about unwanted touching and sexual assault at concerts.
PhanArt is grateful for sponsors of The Hometown Flodown:
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Mr B’s Festival Needs will be hosting their 4th Annual Mr. B’s GivingTree Donation Drive at this year’s Hometown Flodown presented by PhanArt. Monetary contributions go to support @SpreadMusicNow to provide music education to underserved communities, and all clothing, toiletries, and other donations will go to support @MercyHousingCT and @MySistersPlace_ *
Snugpups is a family business based in the Northeast with deep influences by the music and aesthetic of the Grateful Dead and Phish. Snugpups makes all of its own pet coats and is committed to creating a fit for all dogs of every crazy shape and size with a warm coat that is easy to get on and off your dogs.
The Art of Kellen Rattigan
Kellen’s print seen in Black and white here will be available in two different holographic/foil options only at the Flodown.
Cats Under the Stitch
Don’t miss the LE Goosemas Design! Plus so much more….
Connected Minds Art was established in 2021 by Kayleigh Spina and Eric Lambert as a way to showcase and share their collaborative art designs inspired by the music that moves us all, makes us feel and brings us all together.
Zack Ignazio started Fixation Fabric Arts in 2016 ready to push the tie dye art form to the next dimension. With experience decorating countless festival stages and fans with his vibrant, mesmerizing artwork throughout the years he continues that tradition at the Hometown Flodown the Goosemas. From apparel and tapestries to blankets and more you will be Fixated on Zack’s Fabric Art.
Tyler Kreshover, a 27-year old architect living in Brooklyn has taken his skills to a new level with his Baker’s Dozen print. Using programs including Illustrator, Photoshop and Sketch up, Tyler has taken his love for Phish and the 13 shows that made up the Baker’s Dozen and created a print celebrating the historic run. Tyler shares his story behind this intricate print below.
Two weeks before the BD started I was living outside of Philadelphia with growing interest in moving to NYC when one of my good friends told me he had a spot open in his Brooklyn artist loft. I knew I wanted to see as many Baker’s Dozen shows as possible. This combined with my desire to live in New York prompted me to put in my two weeks, quit my job, and make the move to New York City on a whim. I moved in and unpacked my things a few hours before the first show of the dozen, and ended up doing all 13. It was one of the greatest spontaneous decisions I have ever made.
The Baker’s Dozen Poster idea originated with the functional purpose of it – and then the graphics came later. I think something about being an architect makes me really appreciate design that can be functional (like buildings). Most prints you see for Phish shows are created before the show and don’t necessarily fully portray the things that happened that night. But considering how the things that happened during the Baker’s Dozen Run are so significant; I wanted to make a poster that commemorated it all. Having the setlist of each show in a cool format that allows you to compare night by night what went down at the Dozen adds a cool function to this piece that seems to be appreciated. I really tried to convey the energy of the show and song choices with different fonts and accentuations in type.
As far as the graphics around them, it just seemed pretty obvious to make the scene a bakery – Phish kinda handed that on a plate with the whole donut idea. Putting together the scene was a multistep process – the setlists were created in Illustrator first. The scene itself is actually modeled three-dimensionally in an architectural program I use called SketchUp. As an architect, I have spent a ton of time 3D modeling and rendering interior and exterior scenes to create visions for clients of what their space might look like upon completion – so I used those skills to put together a model of the bakery (placing emphasis on how the setlists would be portrayed).
This poster is one of Tyler’s first in the Phanart scene, and is in an open edition, measuring 36″ x 24″ and digitally printed on 175 gsm fine art paper. Tyler has a variety of other work, with shirts, other apparel and clothing inspired by Trey Anastasio, JGB’s Cats Under the Stars, Goose, and more. Check out other items below and his Etsy shop for more details. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.