Merit badges are all the rage these days, and the inevitable fan designs are here for second tour. Fan ‘Whysnow‘ will have these badges for sale in Telluride, and Alpine Valley if supplies last. They are 1 for $3 and 2 for $5. Each badge is 1.5 inches in diameter and they are limited to an edition size of 300. Whysnow has donated a couple of badges for future auctions for Mockingbird Foundation.
At Telluride look for Whysnow wearing a yellow Sleeping Monkey shirt!!!!
From Ed Reibsamen, Ghetto Lot Kids shirts and stickers are here. These have been around for a while, and on Sunday at Merriweather Post Pavilion we finally got to meet and chat. Here on the blog, find some hysterical and poignant creations from Ed and his friend Scarlett.
The story, in Ed’s words: My ex- girlfriend Scarlett was on a barge back from Wakarusa in 2004 with her friend Colleen. It was nearly 4 in the morning and they were semi-delirious from lack of sleep and talking and what not, when one of them was commenting on how strange it is that its all our friends from Richmond, VA (our hometown) are the “ghetto kids on lot“. Colleen laughed and said “ha ha the ghetto lot kids” and Scarlett immediately made the connection to the 80s trend of Garbage Pail Kids.
Scarlett called me up a few hours later and I immediately recognized what a brilliant idea it was. We started riffing on different possible characters, some roughly based on people we knew, some tour archetypes. I started making sketches the same day and continued over the next few months. I learned Adobe Illustrator for making the art and a friend at a screen printing shop was printed 5 to start. A website was made and via MySpace, they went viral.
From MySpace, I became associated with a band from Olympia, Washington, Z Kamp, and did their album cover artwork Ghetto Lot Kids style. In 2008 we started making stickers and had more shirts printed. More are coming in a few weeks: “Wraps a lot Randal“, “Floor Space Phil“, “Insty Head Fred“, and “Wookie Wendy“.
Shirts are $20. T-shirts are limited edition. Sizes that remain include:
Beaster Work Kirk: L, M, and 1 xl left Blue K Faye: S, L, M Candy Flippin Andy: xl, m, 1 large left Nitrous Mafia Mike: s, m Pharm Team Darlene: m, 1 large and 1 xxl left Cheeseball Charley: xxl, 1 xl left, large, medium, 1 small left
Packs of 10 stickers are $9. Paranoid Floyd is printed on perforated blotter and costs $12.
From Steve Rogers, we have a simple SPAC postcard measuring 4 x 6 that highlights the two day event.
On the back of the postcard it reads:The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, set in a 2,400 acre park preserve surrounded by hiking trails, geysers and natural mineral springs has set the stage for world-class experiences for generations.
Postcards are printed on glossy card stock and can even be mailed….just needs a stamp! Postcards are $2 each and can be purchased at SPAC in the lot of course right next to the guy selling Frankenstein French breads.
The SPAC lithograph posters measure 11 x 17 and are printed on a high quality gloss stock. There is a limited run of 40 posters. Each poster is signed and numbered.
Check out my other posters and tee’s at Steve’s shop and enjoy.
These items have been discontinued. Please go to ____________ to see the newest creations from Mama Kat!
Glens Falls native Kat Griffin has found in her spare time a great hobby that phans will love – Taking that certain unique cymbal, the orange cheerio, and making it into unique and collectible items!
The padded stash bag is approx. 10″ x 6″ and is great for hiding stuff. What stuff? Whatever stuff you got to hide, man. $25 with $4.95 s+h
A nice treat for the ladies, this satchel features a large velcro patch on inside flap and also on outside of bag. There’s a secret hidden chamber inside the outside patch as well as a fashion fish blown glass closure piece. $43.00 (size is approx 15″ X 16″); $38 for a smaller purse (12″ X 12″) s+h for both sizes is $6.95
These little orange cheerio pins measure about 1 3/4″ x 1″. Handmade with felt glued to heavy backing with closable pin on back. $6.00 with $2.95 s+h
Just when Phish fans think we’ve created the most unique art on the lots, someone goes ahead and TOTALLY blows that idea out of the water.
From State of Shock studios are these Paper-toy cutouts. What are they exactly you ask? Well, they are toys, made of paper. Go to stateofshockstudios.com/portfolio.htmland download the files FOR FREE, then follow the directions. The finished product will look like the images below.
We will bring you more info on State of Shock Studios in time. For now, enjoy this freebie
Presenting a very heady, very sensible piece of Phish clothing we full endorse over here at PhanArt: The Antelope NeckTube!
First things first – What the heck is a NeckTube? Well, it’s a durable microfiber polyester/lycra pullover that fits loosely around your neck that you can pull up to cover up the lower part of your face and neck (hence the name, necktube). A softshell necktube, it is ideal for when you are biking, hiking, walking, snowmobiling, or pretty much any other activity where you want to keep cold air from rushing down your neck!
An added bonus, Antelope AND Tube; that makes for some tasty cowfunk jams. A strong selling point.
NeckTubes are machine washable, durable, will not fade and retains their cylindrical shape with no stretching! Created from a ‘technical fabric’, it keep moisture away from skin and is highly breathable, as well as being wind-resistant and water repellent. They were designed and printed digitally in England by Simon Ossitt, a Phish fan from the other side of the pond (that’s British slang for ocean)
These qualities make it ideal for use in windy and wet conditions where you might need protection for your face or neck but are working hard and also need that extra comfort from the breathability, making it great for biking and trekking, but very adaptable…. these were designed by motorcyclists after all.
Another cool thing about the fabric is that it wont fuzz as fast as some of the competition due to the durability of the weave. They can also be worn as a skullcap or headband.
A donation will be made to MBird with every purchase.
Cost:$23.49 which includes shipping
Buy one via paypal.com ; send to email@example.com
“TAKE THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTELOPE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO!!!”
Ryan has come up with an impressive and unique artistic creation for the upcoming Festival in Indio – A series of eight billiard balls, hand painted in silver and gold metallic ink
Ryan is a featured artist in PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, and has been making posters on the Phish scene, as well as in the greater San Francisco area for over 10 years now.
The balls commemorate this year’s halloween festival in Indio, California. Each ball is signed by the artist, and is numbered 1/8 through 8/8. The 8 ball comes with a stand (the ball pictured below is ball #1/8)
The first 6 balls have already sold, and balls 7/8 and 8/8 will be auctioned in ebay.
8.8% of the proceeds from the auctions will go towards the upkeep of phishposters.com
An additional 8.8% will go towards PhanArt, which will benefit the Mockingbird Foundation (mbird.org)