I am happy to share the first of many tickets and prints I have created for Phish’s 2022 summer tour! I had decided early this year that I wanted to create ticket stubs due to tickets going digital for most shows. This was upsetting to many people (myself included) who collected ticket stubs, especially the Phish Tickets By Mail (PTBM) stubs, which always featured amazing artwork.
I had previously created tickets for the April MSG Run, but it was a last-minute creation, based on the poster I had created. For the summer artwork, the tickets were the focus of the composition of the images. I originally planned to make available an uncut sheet version of the tickets, but later opted to create 11×14 prints using the artwork.
Tickets and prints are now available in my shop! I plan to continue creating setlist art as well!
You can feel good about an MSG run, especially in April! I just finished these setlists up. For the headers, I used my ticket stub designs, which are also available in my shop. Scan the barcode to link to the setlist on phish.net! I plan to create stubs for summer tour as well!
I’m excited to present my print for Phish’s 4-day April run at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Continuing in the style of the New Yorker covers, this print was based on the March 13th, 1978 cover, originally painted by Saul Steinberg. I recreated some elements of the original while altering others and included a few song references.
A small amount is available in my shop, and the rest will be available on 4/22 at the NYC PhanArt show at the Stewart Hotel
All the images were originally small gouache paintings which were then scanned and digitally arranged to create the final poster.
I was unsure if I wanted to base my poster on a New Yorker cover as I had done with the initial New Years’ MSG poster for the canceled NYE shows. I was getting many messages about it and eventually chose to humor the thought. I looked at hundreds of different covers trying to find something that would interest me and eventually came across one of Saul Steinberg’s covers. I found a grittiness in his work that encapsulates the feeling of New York City. I also enjoyed how it’s the polar opposite of my NYE poster.
The print measures 12×18 and is printed on 100 lb gloss cover paper, printed by Fireball Printing in Philadelphia. Each print is signed and numbered and limited to an edition of 200. Each print ships with bonus stickers, postcards, or prints added to each order. A portion from each print will be donated to Mockingbird Foundation.
Since tickets this year are digital, I decided to create some ticket stubs for the shows! A lot of people collect stubs, especially the Phish PTBM tickets, which contain amazing art. I based the tickets on the PTBM dimensions and even included a barcode that actually scans, and directs you to that night’s setlist via phish.net! At the moment these will only be available at the PhanArt show on 4/22, but I hope to get more made and available in my shop after the MSG run.
First Setlist art of the year! I’m excited to be at it again, with some small changes and new artwork! I’ll be making these prints available as a set of four 8.5 x 11 prints. You can purchase prints here: Phish Riviera Maya 2022
This show featured two bustouts: Peaches en Regalia, which was performed for the first time since July 22, 2017 (138 shows), and The Maker, which was performed for the first time since October 15, 1994 (997 shows). So Damn Lucky also made its Phish debut at this show. Tweezer contained Freddie’s Dead teases from Trey and The Lizards teases from Trey and Page. Trey teased Tweezer in Soul Planet and Tube. Trey teased Smoke on the Water in Meat. The encore featured Dave Matthews on guitar and vocals.
This show contained the Phish debut of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, albeit a partial version containing only the first verse and chorus. The unfinished Down with Disease’s lyrics were changed to reference “sand” and “beach.” Trey teased Wading in the Velvet Sea in Antelope.
Axilla contained the Axilla II ending. Trey teased the theme from Speed Racer in Twist. Trey asked Chris Kuroda to turn off the lights during the pause in Divided Sky, and said “don’t shine that thing in my face.” Sleeping Monkey was dedicated to their hosts and the beautiful beings that welcomed Phish to their home and contained a Shipwreck quote.
Fat Man in the Bathtub was performed for the first time since December 30, 2010 (386 shows). After Weekapaug, Trey quoted a line from Silence of the Lambs and Page added a Shipwreck quote. My Friend My Friend did not contain the “Myfe” ending. Trey teased on Broadway in Melt. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay and Third Stone From the Sun in NMINML.