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The Earliest Fan Art – Grateful Dead Mail Order Envelopes

With the announcement of ‘Fare Thee Well’ and an old school mail order period that resulted in thousands to ticket requests sent in the old-fashioned way, a style of art that has thus far disappeared with the advent of online ticket lotteries has made a resurgence, if only for a brief time.


Grateful Dead fans have made their mail order request envelopes unique in the past and fans both new and old took great efforts to make art out of their envelopes. With the advent of social media, fans can share these before they head off to be fulfilled (fingers crossed) and the envelopes (hopefully) used as part of a future exhibit to showcase the love for the music of the Grateful Dead.


Thanks to folks who posted on the PhanArt Facebook Page, Deadheadland and Treyfuldeadmemes for sharing some of these envelopes and check out an extensive historical archive of envelopes via Grateful Dead Online Archive. If you want your envelope featured, add a photo to this post on Facebook or email phanart@gmail.com.

Poster Show Alert: “Rose From the Dead: A Retrospective of Grateful Dead Artwork”

On Staten Island, an art show featuring previously unseen artwork has been made available to the public. The exhibition “Rose From The Dead: A Retrospective of Grateful Dead Artwork” showcases the art of Antonio Reonegro, known for his Grateful Dead designs of the 1980s and 1990s. Among other things, he designed numerous backstage passes, which went unnoticed by the public, because naturally, backstage passes are hard to come by, even on Dead tour.

These credentials, and other art, will be on display at the Wagner College Gallery in Staten Island, NY from now until January 5th. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-4pm, and extended hours on Thursday until 11pm.

Check out some of Reonegro’s backstage pass designs. Thanks to Relix for the link.

Stanley Mouse & TRiPP Pins

The Stanley Mouse Series two pins are now available from TRiPP for purchase

The matching sets of 5 pins designed by Stanley Mouse and produced by TRiPP and Kingpin, includes a total of five matching # pins: “Not Fade Away”, “Long Strange Trip”, “Flying Eye”, “Cat Under the Stars” and “Star Skull’

Each pin comes with an embossed Certificate of Authenticity displaying the series #, pin # within the series (1-5), and the pin # within the edition and includes free first class shipping with tracking and insurance.

The cost for an entire set of 5 pins is $150, while each individual pin is $30, although some pins are sold out as individuals.

Cat Under the Stars

Flying Eye

Star Skull

Long Strange Trip (SOLD OUT as single, only available in matching # set)

Not Fade Away (SOLD OUT as single, only available in matching # set)


Limited amount of AJ Masthay’s Bridge Session prints available

A limited number of prints from this past weekend’s Bridge Session event featuring Bob Weir and members of the National are now available through my webstore at www.masthaystudios.com. Each of the six color linoleum block prints, featuring my take on the Grateful Dead’s iconic Steal Your Face, is signed and numbered from the edition of 400. Also available is the single Watercolor Variant. This print is numbered 1/1, and was created using traditional monotype techniques giving an overall “watercolor” effect to the image, truly one of a kind. Visit www.masthaystudios.com for more info on each of these prints.