“I’m putting together an amazing bunch of Mystery Tubes with six prints in them each. Most of the prints selected are editioned or “near miss” prints with a tiny drop of ink in the margin, or are overruns from the editions. These are some great assortments of work and probably the best “Mystery Tube” I’ll ever put together. Most tubes will have 4 18 x 24 size prints, one 22 x 30 print or similarly oversized print and a special 12 x 19 print ONLY available with this sale! So, its a special deal, for sure.
In Addition: 3 of the tubes will be BOXES, shipped flat to include a hand painted monoprint from the last 3 Monument Removal Technician paintings I have in the shop! Super Fantastic!!
I made about 75 of these up, so act quickly as I expect these to go fairly fast.”
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
Isadora’s print for the three amazing nights we had at UIC is titled “Ramalope“. The print is a linocut and measures 15 X 21 inches and printed on stonehenge paper in a limited edition of 100. The cost is $30 shipped. Only 10 of these prints remain for sale!
Isadora’s poster for the three shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is titled ‘I’m building you a pyramid…” The print is a linocut measuring 15 x 21 inches and printed on stonehenge paper in a limited edition of 150. Cost is $30 shipped. Only 10 of these prints remain for sale!
A print made just in time for the Vermont Benefit Show in Essex on 9/14/11 is titled “Revive“. This print is a linocut printed on stonehenge paper measuring 15 x 16 inches in a limited edition of 75. The cost for this print is $30 shipped. Only 10 of these prints remain for sale!
When artists at Da Mock Show was setting up, PhanArt Pete walked around and took pictures to share on twitter so folks knew what prints to expect. There were a great many awesome prints, but only one used a creative play off of ‘NICU’ in their art. Bruce Horan’s NICU/UIC poster highlights U I and C in the NICUs running throughout the print.
Once again, Da Mock Show was a great success. Using donated pieces of art – shirts, posters, stickers, pins, badges, etc…, plus a % of PhanArt sales, we were able to raise $200 to benefit The Waterwheel Foundation. Special thanks to Jason Kaczorowski for setting up yet another successful poster show, Julie and Vanessa for helping setup and run the table with me (PhanArt Pete) and to all who stopped by and picked up something from the table and supported the artists and The Waterwheel Foundation.
We also had some donations at UIC to note:
Six merit badges from Patchy McPatcherson (not his real name)
Dead fish eye pin from John Warner of JDub Allstarsand coming soon….. doctorflufftees.com
Lot life for two posters and 10 Superball NY license plate stickers
Ben Whitesell just completed his print for the UIC Pavilion run in Chicago. This print pays homage to the urban life of Chicago and contains quite a few easter eggs for the phans, even a few shoutouts to Phanart Pete Mason and the Coventry Music Crew.
The print is 13×19 and printed on Epson Enhanced Matte paper in a limited run of 30, each signed and numbered by the artist. The cost for this print is $15 only available on web at www.movingthemerch.com
Made by Philip Hoffman, these ‘Angry Birds of a Feather’ are in a limited edition of 50 shirts with only 20 available through Phanart. If you cant get one online, look for him on lot at UIC. Shirts will cost $25 on Phanart including shipping or $20 on lot. 10% of all sales will go to the Mockingbird Foundation.
I’m very pleased to present to you my little ditty for the Hollywood Bowl. Nothing like a little classical opera to get the juices going for a rock concert… and don’t get me going on the bedazzeled breastplate! These six color beauties will be up on my store site this Wednesday, August 3rd, at 12 noon EST. Due to my upcoming travel schedule these prints will not ship until after August 18th.
August 8, 2011 Hollywood, CA
6 color linoleum block print set
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 100 Canson Edition antique white paper stock
$35 plus shipping
I’m also offering up a little tease for my UIC triptych, the center panel of the set.
Want to see the rest? Well make sure you’re at Da Mock Show on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from noon to 5pm, 400 S. Peoria St., walking distance from the venue! This free show is a must see for anyone interested in concert art. Ill have a table displaying my wares along with artists such as Jim Pollock, David Welker, Dan Grzeca, Nate Duval, Justin Helton, Jay Ryan and many many more. Check out www.amockshow.com for the full artist lineup and additional details.
To those of you heading out later this week for the Gorge, travel safe, travel smart and have a hell of a time – Ill catch up with you in Hollywood!
Ryan Kerrigan’s Posters for Leg 2 of Summer 2011 are here. Lake Tahoe, Hollywood and San Francisco prints below come in an edition of 25 while Gorge and Chicago are editions of 55. The prints are $20 each shipped or $15 on lot if any remain. Stickers of each design are $2 each or 3 for $5.
You can place an order by making a paypal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be specific with whatposters/stickers you are ordering!