New from Ten Minute Tube Designs are Buffalo Bill “Looking For Owls” Pins. It measures 1 1/4″ x 1″ and has Glow-in-the-Dark eyes. Each pin is $10 with $2 shipping.
From our good friend Jiggs, an auction to support The Mockingbird Foundation:
I have put together a collection of 22 different Jiggs magnets to auction for the Mockingbird Foundation. Included are a few that are not currently available, as well as some older stickers that I no longer offer. The auction will run for 7 days, and all the proceeds go through eBay directly to Mockingbird.
The set includes: Stop Analyzing & Enjoy Yourself, Fest 8/Super 8, Alaska/Piano, Tweezer Madness, Reba Alliance, Jiggs Logo, Maze, Bethel 2011, The original 7 Below/7 Eleven, Stasheville, A laser pointer doesn’t make you Chris Kuroda, ASIHTOS, Whalecallers, Ghost, Festival 8 Sticker, Miami NYE 2009, The original YEMSG sticker, That was a hell of a lot longer than 15 minutes, Let Fish Sing, Trey please save me from your followers, Tube, and My Friend.
From Jon Blake, aka CrazyRedBeard:
Hi guys…we here at CRB Productions have been profoundly impacted by the recent events in Japan. We like to believe that we think globally and act locally, giving where we can and working in fields where we believe we can be of use. But in this case, we wanted to create something that could offer some small token of our humanity and love to those that have been affected by the heart wrenching happenings in the east.
With this in mind, we give you the CRB Hug Japan relief effort pin.
The red circle represents the emblematic dot of color in the Japanese flag…we’re only making 100 for now and all proceeds after recouping costs will go to aid relief efforts in Japan. If there is a certain organization you’d like your donation to go to, please let me know. I was thinking of splitting it between Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and Global Giving.
Pins are going to production now: I am asking $15 per pin and $5 for shipping. If you get more than one pin, you only pay the $5 shipping once.
Just so you know, there is no white border around the character hugging the red dot. Just the little fella and the flag logo.
From Jiggs, purveyor of fine lot goods since 2003:
These small magnets feature miniature detailed Jiggs designs. I am experimenting with these to see which ones will be popular, and which ones won’t work at all. They will be $3 each plus shipping. They vary in size, but are between 1 and 2 inches across. Please don’t attempt to figure out how these work.
At this time, I only have what is pictured here. If you’d like to see other Jiggs designs in mini-magnet form, please give your two cents by adding to the comments section below. Be sure to keep checking back. I will be adding or removing designs based on your response.
MYFE. Designs produces original, custom, and interpretive pins. Their passion for a little quartet from Vermont led to the company being born in February of 2009 overseen by the efforts of Mike and Tanner. MYFE. has been designing phan-focused designs ever since. MYFE. strives to create commemorative and collectible pieces that will be treasured for years to come.
The detail MYFE. adds to each design is meticulously crafted then cast in jewel-quality cloisonné and spare no expense getting each pin up to a showcase status. Once they are finally ready for productions, they press in limited batches of 100 so that fans are guaranteed to have something special and unique.
As seen on the Side Projects page, MYFE. Designs is a conduit for a wide variety of other pin services. Whether you are a non-profit or for-profit, a tight-knit group or mass distributor, we enjoy taking on new projects and guarantee highest quality results.
MYFE has graciously donated a set of pins for later auction for the benefit of The Mockingbird Foundation to support music education.
From CashorTrade.org, a set of Pilsner style mugs to commemorate Phish’s New Years Run at Madison Square Garden Dec 30-Jan 1. Back by popular demand. This will be the second run of 100 mugs. Each mug is hand crafted and totally unique. Mugs average 20 oz in volume and roughly 6 1/2 tall. These mugs are dishwasher safe and can bear hot or cold liquids. Mugs come in various glazes, each one stunning and intricate.
These mugs were crafted in Bend, Oregon at Cinder Cone Clay Center. Long time potter, John Kinder, and his faithful assistant, Tyler Davio, put blood, sweat, and tears into these works of art. John has been a successful potter in Bend for many years and his work is known across the state of Oregon. John does custom orders. You can view his art and space at CinderConeClayCenter.com. John also has other amazing pieces for sale including coffee mugs, serving platters, rice bowls, and vases on http://www.etsy.com/shop/johnkinderpottery.
The art for these mugs came from a very talented Maria Dichiappari. Maria’s design catches the eye and captures the spirit of a rocking holiday tour. Her poster art is some of the nicest stuff I have seen on tour in a long time. She has a real keen eye for design and I’m sure we’ll be seeing her artwork for years to come. She also has a stellar print for the MSG show. You can view and purchase all her beautiful art work at http://mariaddesigns.com/home.cfm
The second run of mugs are currently in production mode. We expect them to be available to be shipped out by the end of January. We apologize about the delay but there is a lot of art being created at the clay center at the current time.
10% of proceeds will be donated to the Mockingbird Foundation. Orders will be shipped asap. Ground UPS Shipping. Allow 5 days minimum. To order the mugs, click here!
From Jon Blake, aka CrazyRedBeard and Central Part of Town Pins:
The story behind the design:
Originally, I had painted three separate paintings to commemorate Phish’s triumphant return to Hampton. For the second night, I chose to work out a large train to tie in with the opening song, one of my favorites and thematic of what I thought the whole weekend was about for myself and a lot of others: Back on the Train. The painting looked like this
When Phish announced the holiday run, Central Part of Town Pins and I immediately thought the train would work and have multiple meanings for this particular occasion. Penn Station runs, of course, beneath MSG and the grill of the train, when viewed upside down, actually kind of look like MSG. This was unintentional…purely serendipitous.
We changed the original number of the train (3079) to “1111” to coincide with the first ever Phish show on a new year’s day. We intended for a little symbolism…the idea of the past and future occurring simultaneously…how time is indeed not linear. It kind of blew our minds when the Meatstick thing happened on NYE. I mean….really. Shocks my brain. The other thing that blew my mind was that, at Big Cypress, I’d had some mescalin and hallucinated that the Trey and Mike were walking into the shadows and then emerging in different time period clothing. For example, they were first sporting their own clothes, then they’d step into the darkness and emerge wearing what seemed to be Colonial wear or some other type of uniform. Then they’d step into the shadows again and come out with something else on. It was one of the most vivid “hallucinations” I’ve ever had. I remember thinking they were flipping through time, whether in reality or on some other level (pneumatic?). Needless to say, it did indeed shock my brain…I can’t overuse that phrase enough.
The next day, retelling that to a friend, someone stopped and said, “Dude…I had that EXACT SAME HALLUCINATION.”
So anyway…Back on the Train...always reminded me of Back to the Future and well….we all know about that. So I hope that makes sense….our intention was to point to the presence of the now, the then and the future. And when I saw those costumed dancers on stage, I knew, again, that the world is one mysterious place and that Phish are pretty much shamans or at least our collective intentions of positivity and progression in some way. It might sound crazy, but there it is.
The third eye headlight gives a nod to the Grateful Dead.