Show your love and know your phriends with this new set of Helping Friendly Book Pins from Colleen Slebzak. Part of her magical Gamehendge series, this subtle work speaks volumes. A utopian roadmap and the last vestige of a paradise lost, the HFB breathes life into the whole story. Written by the great and knowledgable Icculus. YEAH! My children are old enough to Read-Icculus.
Each Pin measures .5″ by .5″, with sets of 5 in Nickel, Antique Silver, Silver, Antique Gold, and Gold, foronly $45. Let them know you know, let them know you care. Get a pin for you and your phriends. Order yours HERE!
Looking back on the past year and all the art that was seen on lot, online, on Etsy, Facebook, Expressobeans and PhanArt, it has been great to see the Phish art community expanding as Phish continues to tour. Fans are finding the art inspired by Phish to not only help them get from show to show, but to also make it through the tough economic times in the country today. Fans are industrious to say the least while at the same time creative and seek to help each other out, something that Phish fans do unlike fans of any other band out there. Relatedly, the products that were once more difficult to make are now done with ease. In the past (1.0 and 2.0) it took talent and ability to design phanart, then you had to find a company to make the art (pre-internet) and then sell them, making a small profit with luck so that we could get to the next show.
Now, fans can make pins, the most popular form of phanart, and also a mildly profitable venture when done right. There are designs pouring out of the woodworks, with multiple pins DAILY put up for sale. They aren’t shirts (where it takes a design and a screenprinter) and this isn’t posters (where it takes a great amount of money and significant talent to make a sought after piece of art); this is pins – small, simple pieces of art that DO take time to create but are very easily created when compared to shirts or posters or any other version of art.
This year, the Best of 2011 was selected from fan reactions to art on tour, requests for art online, popular posts on Facebookand PhanArt.net, creativity put into the work, as well as fan and artist input in recent weeks on their favorite pieces of art. There were so many to choose from, we have some honorable mentions and an official 11 for 2011! Simply put: all PhanArt made in the last year has been amazing, and the following is some of the best. If you don’t agree, share what was missed below in the comments section
JDub Allstars can be found at virtually every Phish show selling an extensive selection of shirts, hats and other designs. These shirts covered the bases for all nine of Phish’s festivals and highlighted an image corresponding to each of the previous festivals. Pick up one of the limited selection of sizes left atDoctor Fluff Tees.
#6. Angry Birds of a Feather shirt by Phil HoffmanThese shirts were a hit on PT then made their way to UIC where Phil agreed to put these on the site. The Angry Birds of a Feather shirt combines two things that made for a great shirt design – an easily recognizable original image and an immediate reference to Phish that only Phish fans would get. The birds have the dates of the three UIC shows inside them as well. Phil has only a couple left
#4. AJ Masthay’s MSG RaptureAJ continues as one of the preeminent Phish poster artists and has made official prints for both Umphrey’s McGee and Widespread Panic as well as great prints for select shows for Phish each tour. This quadtych catches the panic of 2012 arriving set inside midtown Manhattan with the Garden taking center stage, as it should. This print sold out shortly after release, as many of AJ’s classic posters do.
#3. TRiPP’s Tahoe set of printsTRiPP had alot of prints to choose from this year, including MSG, Gorge, Merriweather and practically every show since Bethel, but the Tahoe prints stand out for their vibrancy and design, complete with a fish bubbling at the bottom of the sold out prints.
#2. Kuroda Light Rig shirts from Jonathan LambThe most creative hand drawn shirt design of the year, Jon Lamb’s ‘Kuroda Light Rig’ shirts. Vibrant in detail and capturing the 5th member of the band, Lamb’s shirt bounces off three different color shirts and draws you into the light.
and the #1 piece of Fan made Phish Art for 2011 is………………….
Ortiz’s ‘Da Blue Line’ sold out in less than an hour at Da Mock Show at UIC on 8/16/11and makes the list at #1. Capturing a classic Chicago image with the EL train blue line covered in the iconic cheerio design and headed straight to UIC, Ortiz’s print is no less than 5 colors and a giclee print on 220 gram fine art paper. The only remaining prints after UIC are his are Artist Proof prints which can be picked up by contacting Michael at ortiz (at) likemindedproductions.net and check out more great art by Ortiz on his site www.michaelortizart.com
From Christine Liotti come her ‘Read Icculus” stickers
“During the Oswego ’99 Icculus, my friends and I hugged and held each other laughing hysterically in an “I can’t!” kind of moment and I’ll never forget it. After that we all labeled everything “Read-Icculus” every chance we had. Finally in 2003 I made the first run of stickers, then in 2009 made a new sticker and a t-shirt. After selling out of all editions (the t-shirts sold out after Hartford ’09’s Icculus), I made this smaller, and possibly final version before summer tour ’11.
Side note – On 8/23, thanks for Christines kindness of donating 30 stickers all to benefit Mockingbird Foundation, we SOLD OUT! IN LESS THAN AN HOUR and together made $60.76 for Mockingbird Foundation! Nice work!
Last year we presented our first annual Heady Holiday Gift Guide. This year we add to this guide with an enormous amount of contributors and artists who have a wide range of gift ideas for you and your friends and family. Enjoy and share this site, you wont find these deals anywhere else, not even on Phish lot!
That unique design we all find familiar from a certain drummer is available in button form for only $3.20. You can order these by going to www.zazzle.com/katmama88
Stickers for PhanArt, always 1 for $3, 2 for $5. Specify which sticker you would like!
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Party Time Pins has some awesome deals on their pins, including Broomfield, Simple and our favorite, READICCULUS! Go here for more info and to order their pins.
Jiggs makes some of the most recognizable and creative shirt designs on the lot today. He has the following shirts available for $10 plus shipping. (Maze shirt is $15+s/h) Visit Jiggs Lotto pick up the shirts below!
Plus his WhaleCallers 1 for $3, 2 for $5 and Kuroda stickers are $1 each.
The first cookbook by Phish fans FOR Phish fans is available for purchase! PhanFood: From the Kitchen Pot to the Tour Lot is available at www.phanfood.comfor only $19.95
Erin Cadigan has some great deals on her New Years posters from 2009 as seen below. With only a few left, she has each for sale for $25 (50% off the original cost). You can pick those and her other art – Mandala stickers, Halloween 2010 and Phamily Poker Classic posters at her store here
From Caimen Ruff, her first poster from the Charleston shows. Only $35 and only 6 left!
Touropoly – Deluxe edition
For $35, get the original version of Touropoly in its own box on a high quality 16×20 game board mounted on your choice of colored corrugated plastic. Includes directions, dice, play money, game pieces, Karma & Luck cards, music venue cards, and 40 Pop Up vending tents and everything you need to play the best new game on lot! (Beer and other accessories not included) Go here to pick one up
Jami Dudenhoeffer Phish Lithograph
About this poster: This piece was done with Watercolors and India Ink. There are 350 of them and they are all signed, numbered and packaged in plastic. The prints were created Lithograph style and printed on archival semi-gloss 100lb paper. Dimensions are 18×24. Jami painted this one for Phish’s return in 2009. They have been sold from Hampton up until now. This Phish print will appear in the second edition of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish. To see more of Jami’s work you canvisit her etsy store. Cost is $35 for one, $60 for two with $6 priority shipping
Jami Dudenhoeffer Mike Gordon print
About this poster: This piece was done with Pen and India Ink. There are 420 of them and they are all signed, numbered and packaged in plastic. These were printed on archival, 100lb paper. Dimensions are 22×30. Jami has sold the Mike Gordon prints from coast to coast and online. This Gordo print will also appear in the second edition of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish. To see other work of Jami’s you can go to her etsy store. Cost is $35 for one, $60 for two with $6 priority shipping
Jack, Liz, and David started Party Time Pins with their original design for Festival 8. Because of the overwhelming response from phans and the abundance of pin ideas, they decided to keep going and within a year have created almost 20 designs celebrating the music we all love. Based out of Summit County, Colorado, Party Time Pins continues to create new pins and collaborate with other artists and companies.
Each of their pins featured here can be bought at their website www.partytimepins.com via Google checkout. Some deals include:
Simple Pin- 1″, two pin backs- $10
Read Icculus Pin- 1.25″, two pin backs- $10
Atlantic City Halloween Pin- 1.25″, 6 colors including 4 glitter colors, two pin backs- $15 (they are also selling slight misprints of this pin for $5)
Down With Disease Pin- 1.25″, two pin backs- $10
Broomfield Pin- 1.25″, 8 colors including glitter, two pin backs- $15