Jon Rose has created a reduction cut, woodblock print to commemorate the Phish shows at Madison Square Garden this coming New Years. The print will be available for a very limited time, with online sales lasting only 24 hours from Thursday, December 17th at Noon EST until Noon EST December 18th. Order here.
Inspired by the history of the Garden, Jon chose to portray what was the second building to have the name. Now referred to as Madison Square Garden II, it was built in 1890 and closed in 1925. Jon started with a 3 color split fountain, then grey and black, reduction style. “I wanted a bit of the split fountain to show through in some spots to tie the print together,” says Jon.
For this piece, Jon used 5 oil based ink colors: pPrussian blue, Napthol red and a hand mixed orange in a 3 color split fountain as a base layer. Jon carved away the block and then printed grey, carved away and printed the final color Black.
Hand Carved and hand pressed on Strathmore 400 series 2 ply vellum acid free paper using Gamblin oil based inks, the print measures 22″ X 10″ and is signed and numbered in an edition of 50.
As prints are hand carved and pressed, making each one unique with subtle variations from print to print.
These prints will ship starting January 3, 2016, after the New Years run. Unsold prints from this limited time sale will be sold outside the Phish shows at the Garden. The Waterwheel Table will have 5 prints for sale on the 30th & 31st. Please consider supporting them!
Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over September, October, November and December of 2013! With these donations, PhanArt and Friends raised more than $4,000 for the 2014 calendar year and over $18,000 since August 2009 for The Mockingbird Foundation. Immense gratitude goes to the dozens of artists and supportive patrons who made this possible. Through their incredible generosity and spreading their art on PhanArt, these donations to The Mockingbird Foundation will help to promote music education throughout the country.
Please give thanks and support the following artists featured on PhanArt this past fall who donated to The Mockingbird Foundation:
2014 marked an incredible year for PhanArt. Not only were incredibly successful PhanArt shows held in Chicago, Las Vegas and in Miami on January 2, the website and logo were redesigned and plans are in place for a greater 2015 with more PhanArt shows amid a growing brand. Great thanks go to Kyle, Alex and Nate for their contributions towards the redesign this past year, Kelley for handling things on a day to day basis and Chris P, Jim, Chris S and Taylor for helping out on the site and at shows. This site could not be possible without you.
Once again, through donations of artists and fans alike, PhanArt raised nearly $4,000 to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, bringing the total raised since 2009 to nearly $19,000 with a couple of fundraisers to come that will push the total well past the $20,000 mark.
Below are some of the best Phish inspired phan art of 2014. Included are honorable mentions plus the top 14 of 2014, with links to buy where items are not sold out.
This list was compiled based on feedback received through the site, on tour, and through Facebook and Twitter. Fans were asked in the past month for some of the best Phish related (non-official) art of 2014 and they responded. I took all suggestions into account and looked at the list and came up with the top 14, as well as honorable mentions.
Remember, the Phanart made in 2014 was amazing and the following is just some of the best. If you think something was overlooked, share what was missed below in the comments section below. Make sure to support these artists and continue the great tradition of the PhanArt community that continues to grow each year.
Oh, and there will be a PhanArt show in Chicago on July 5th, a change from past shows as this show will highlight and feature Grateful Dead inspired art from artists across the 50 years of the Grateful Dead. More details to come soon.
Philly ‘Boy Mann God Shit’ Poster (artist unknown)
Paul and Silas shirts by Brian Kirk
The Top 14 of 2014
#14 Southern Run/SoCo shirt by Lane Phlexner and Mark Reynolds
This shirt was seen at the 8 southern shows on Phish’s Summer Tour. Combining the famous southern liqour and tour dates made this a quick seller, one that was requested by many fans during and after tour. This is one of those tour shirts that you’ll see for years and think ‘Damn, I wish I picked that one up back then.’
Take the Batman slapping Robin meme and add in a contradiction between fan bases and you have a hilarious sticker. Add Trey to the ‘Core Four’ and this sticker has a second wind of smart hilarity, although not all will get the ‘Your Trip is Short’ reference. Either way, this sticker is a trip. Order one by emailing email@example.com
#10 Jon Rose’s Dick’s Print
This poster is thick with ink and was last seen dancing to “Dick’s Simple” near the soundboard. That’s how strong a poster this is – Jon Rose once again made an incredible poster to commemorate the fourth year of Phish at Dick’s.
#9 Ariane Davis Seven Below
A wonderfully inventive snowflake pin with great symmetry to represent the theme of “Seven Below”.
#8 Isadora Bullock SPAC Fuego
Isadora continues a great run over the past few years with the SPAC Fuego, a vibrant and eye-catching linocut that was in high demand, leading to shirts being printed in the fall with the now iconic design. The edition of 150 sold out this summer amid great demand.
#7 Wookles Shooter/Weapons pin sets
Smart art means getting creative and these are some of the smartest art of 2014. Six-shooters (LE 150 each) with bullet-specific-designs under the bullet holes, combined with bullets (LE 100 each) that contain a theme (band member nicknames, animals, etc…) make the bullet/shooters by Wookles a winner. But Wookles went a step further with his weapons sets (LE 150 each), adding relative weaponry to accompany various songs or onamonapia to create complimentary sets of pins that were immediate hits.
#6 Otto SPAC
Otto had a pretty good year among his various artistic endeavors, seen here, and among them is his SPAC print. This gorgeous poster features an equally gorgeous girl dancing and looking up the to heavens, draped in the red white and blue. This frame job captures the beauty of the print and the weekend all at once.
#5 Jay Rizzi/Cat Zachar Orange Beach 2014
This poster caught my eye leaving Orange Beach on August 1 for multiple reasons – the detail, the waves and the ink/paper combo. Details are worked subtly in throughout the entire print, all the way down the curls of the waves. Using a combination of water color, pen, ink and digital media and printed on metallic linen paper for an illustrious yet surprisingly thin combination that was snapped up by a lucky few in an edition of only 42. Rizzi’s Fall Tour prints were quite the detailed hit as well.
#4 Sam Sutton/Dave Bangert “JEMP Truck” slider pin
Created based on one of the final and lasting memories of 2013, Sam Sutton takes the JEMP truck, incorporates the band’s setup in the middle of MSG on 12/31/13 and added in sliders that allow the band to rise up from inside the truck, much like the stage itself rose up once the truck’s roof was blown off. Fun fact – this edition of 100 sold out in 28 seconds.
#3 Jiggs “Martian Monster” shirt
Jiggs has come up with a few vintage poster and shirt designs for the Halloween shows and ‘You’re About to Blast Off’ is one of the best. Jiggs explains how he came up with the design: “It all started when I was pretending to work for the Phish Bill and I created the “They Attack”/Hitchcock mock up. The rest of the ideas just flowed from “What if these Phish songs were advertised as their own movies?” And with that, you have Jiggs’ “Martian Monster”, “They Attack”, “Your Pet Cat” and “The Dogs” available now.
#2 Andrew Bryant and Josh Lang “Knife in Lights” pin
This pin collaboration from Andrew Bryant (Band in Lights) and Josh Lang (Pin Me Down) mixes Bryant’s ‘Band in Lights’ design along with a three dimensional aspect of lights that swing out from an interior shell ala a Swiss Army knife. Quality and an inventive approach that matches well with the design.
#1 Brian Bojo – Phifty-Two Weeks
Top honors this year go to Brian Bojo for his year long effort to create 52 unique pieces of Phan Art. The 52 pieces make one broader piece of art, combining mediums and time, leading to a broad expression of the influence of Phish’s music and community. Bojo has created a lasting art series with Phifty-Two Weeks. A gallery of some of his 52 weeks can be seen below with the rest visible at phiftytwoweeks.com.
Congrats to Brian and all the Best of PhanArt 2014!
As part of the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Las Vegas on November 1st, 18 artists will have exclusive art for sale, available no where else before the show. Stay tuned to this page for updates throughout the next week to see what other exclusive art will be on hand at Brooklyn Bowl, November 1st from 12-4pm.
Designed by Troy Alexander, this take on Wombat and Abe is printed on Gildan blue shirts in a limited edition run of 50, sizes Small through 3XL.
Inspired by vintage Vegas decor and featuring glow in the dark ink, TRiPP’s prints are hand drawn and screen-printed on cotton paper using archival inks. Limited edition, hand signed and numbered.
Rose’s Vegas print is a reduction wood block inked with hammered metallic copper spray for a first layer, then Gamblin artist oil based inks with layers of cream, red and black on top. Printed on Strathmore acid free Artists paper, this is an edition of 47.
Jon Rose’s pre-stamped Halloween postcards are hand carved and pressed with 8 individual different cards with 10 of each kind available for 80 postcards in all. Half are black and orange, the other half purple and orange, using Gamblin Artist ink and Linoleum Block on Strathmore acid free linen finish paper. Fill them out and drop them in the mailbox to your friends!
52 weeks worth of Phish-inspired art continues from Brian Bojo, who has Four exclusive pieces of art: Vegas Ghost screen print measures 12″x12″ (white ink glows) in a LE of 25 (4 color variants 25 of each), signed and numbered. Special thanks to Pin Me Down Designs. Axezilla screen print is a Vegas gold variant measuring 14″x17″ in a LE of 24, signed and numbered. Vegas Puzzle Print has a blue (40) and red/black variant (34), both signed and numbered and inspired by the back of a playing card. This piece is a collaboration with Brian Bojo and Trey Erickson. Likewise, the Vegas Puzzle Pin is a 3-pin puzzle set designed by Trey Erickson.
Ellis Hartsell/Graphic Translations
Based on Ellis’ Tweezer/Top Gun shirt from this summer, these limited edition Tweezer pins (ed. of 90) are exclusive to the PhanArt show.
Two exclusive items are for sale from Pompeii Prints – ‘Can’t I Live While I’m Young’ is a 21″x10″ digital indigo print on thick matte paper ($15) and 26″x12″ giclee on thick archival cotton rag acid free paper, edition of 7 of each color ($40) as well as other 1/1 variants. A Vegas pin will also be available at the show, an edition of 121 measuring 1.75″ and 3D antique gold and silver, backstamped and numbered ($15)
Fred Sutter’s Las Vegas run shirt
Terry Werner’s PhanArt Show prints. These prints are free with purchase of large poster set or 15$ each. Signed and numbered, each and edition of 100.
A “symirracle eye candy motif design” by Jay Rizzi, this print is composed from an original Cat Z watercolor painting. Using mixed media and design, this print contains fall tour dates in an edition of 111 and measures 13″ x 26″ printed on heavy weight metallic linen textured paper.
Abis’ Las Vegas print features Vegas icons and Halloween imagery in a TBD edition.
Jon Rose is here with a 7 color hand carved reduction style woodblock print. These prints are done on Bristol Strathmore 2 ply Vellum Paper, and printed with Gamblin Oil Based ink.
These prints are a special edition and numbered out of 100, with 10 of them being donated to WaterWheel. Those prints will be available inside the show. Find Jon on lot at Dick’s to pick up the rest before they sell out!