I recently finished up the covers for a studio era compilation series created by Reddit user RiverportGin. The series covers all of 1.0 Phish (1983-2000) and gave me an opportunity to draw songs that are unlikely to be played anytime soon . I also had fun with the headers, Which were based off a lyric of a song found in each particular album. Click on the titles for a download link.
These were a blast to do. It was a way to work on different methods of illustration (digital/traditional) as well as practice for the upcoming summer tour. I had the chance to go back and relisten to a couple gems (the White Tape was a blast!) and draw those seldom heard songs. While RiverportGin doesn’t have plans to make complilations for the 2.0 and 3.0 albums in the near future, I plan to continue illustrating the rest of the albums, possibly create a poster with them.
Track listings and song histories courtesy of Phish.net
I recently provided some art for a Phish compilation created by Reddit user RiverportGin. It coincided with my ongoing project of creating song illustrations for Phish’s discography. Gin approached me about doing the album art at the perfect time and me being fan of Phan compilations, was happy to help out. This allowed me to draw the songs that Phish rarely plays live, and made me revisit their studio albums, which I haven’t heard in years. According to RiverportGin, “The idea is to capture what was happening live at the time leading up to and immediately following each of the Phish studio albums. The start date for each compilation corresponds to when Phish
started studio work for the album and ends just before work on the next album
I was asked to include the songs found on each album, although they aren’t all in the compilations. RiverportGin came up with the titles based off lyrics, which I then illustrated.