This past year has been a busy one, full of new approaches to creating art inspired by Phish. As I shifted towards designing and creating ticket stubs, I eased up on creating setlist art for every show, and I began accepting more commissions to create setlist art for older shows. This was actually my busiest year, having created over 10 older setlists! I really enjoy doing these, since it gives me an opportunity to discover older shows that I may not have heard before. And of course, there’s the satisfaction of creating something to commemorate a special show to someone, be it their first, hundredth, or the show where they met that special someone!
I have very limited copies of these prints, but they are available as a digital download that you could then print yourself.
I’m also updating my shop to make it easier to find a specific show! You can now find all shows by year on the right side of the page.
I’m excited to present my ticket stubs for the Phish New Year’s Run at MSG in New York City. This concludes my yearlong project of creating stubs for every Phish show in 2022! I was inspired by the food and fauna one may encounter late at night in NYC. The original illustrations were ink, watercolor, and gouache. They are available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com. I will also be selling them at the PhanArt Show at Hill Country Barbeque on 12/30 from 1pm-6pm (click here for more info).
As with my previous stubs, they are inspired by PTBMs (Phish tickets by mail) down to the weight and feel of real ticket stubs. At this point, I have created over 40 unique ticket stubs for 2022! Tickets going digital has made many people realize how important ticket stubs can be, even if they end up in a shoebox under the bed. I’m here to fill that void in the meantime.
I’ve also created some 8.5×11 mini prints using the artwork I created for the stubs! The unusual size of the tickets means that 1-2/3s of the illustration gets cut off, which bummed me out. And due to each ticket being a standalone image (summer tour stubs created 1 full image when placed together), I opted to create a set of prints rather than 1 large poster.
Prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 50 each. A limited amount is available in my shop, as well as at PhanArt. Purchase Prints Here
For the last 20 weeks, Phish has been doing a weekly stream called Dinner and a Movie. They have been streaming past shows, some recent, some very old, and some never before seen. For many of us, this is a source of calm and happiness in such a turbulent world. For me it’s also an opportunity to create some setlist art! Although I’ve created some of them before, there’s something about posting a set right after as if it were a live show. The most exciting are the shows I haven’t created before. I’ve been posting the setlists on social media ( twitter, instagram, facebook, reddit) as I would during a regular tour.
I’ve had people ask about the setlist art, and yes, it is all available for sale! I decided to create an easier way for people to find the Dinner and a Movie setlists in my shop. You can now find every setlist in one listing. I also have them available as a digital file, which you can print yourself in any size you wish or on anything you want!
I will be adding more setlists every week, and I’m slowly working on older setlists as well. Can’t find the setlist you are looking for? I also do commissioned setlists, which can include a personalized header, and would include an 11×17 print, any original artwork I create for the setlist art, as well as a digital file!
I’ve just released my newest print, inspired by lyrics from the Phish song “Tube”. This was originally going to be my poster for their shows in Atlantic City. I was halfway through with the drawing when it seemed obvious that there were no concerts happening this summer, but wanted to finish it (mainly for therapeutic value!) It’s drawn using micron pens, with the smaller details created using a .005 sized pen. I had a lot of fun with this, and it includes many hidden Phish references, as well as some randomness here and there.
I’ve drawn this image several times throughout the last 10 years or so. The first one was an 18×24 ink and watercolor illustration, and several others were simpler 8×10 canvases, as well as some hand drawn sticker versions.
Prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 50, printed on 13×19 high quality glossy paper (110# cover). Each order ships with extras.
Another coloring page for you folks! This is a page iof some of my earliest song illustrations, this page was created for night 2 of MPP 2014. To save a copy, you can right click the image above and “save as”, or just download the PDF file here: Song Art coloring page . If you do print and color one in, I’d love to see it! You can post it online and tag me ( @joseeen on twitter, @phish_art on instagram) I’ll be posting more coloring pages in the next couple days!
So it seems folks (and their kids) were fans of my last Phish coloring page, so I decided to make another one! This one is based on Reba’s recipe and is one of my oldest Phan Art pieces. To save a copy, you can right click the image above and “save as”, or just download the PDF file here: Reba Coloring PDF . If you do print and color one in, I’d love to see it! You can post it online and tag me ( @joseeen on twitter, @phish_art on instagram) I’ll be posting more coloring pages in the next couple days!
“Up the rigging take in sail mind the skipper we’ll not fail”
The seventh print in my Summer 2019 Series. For the Bangor shows I was inspired by another of Dürer’s prints that he created for Book of Fools, this one titled ” Disregard of Misfortune” (1494). As well as the song The Moma Dance. I also included the venue in the background and some fitting choppy waters, based off the weather forcast for the shows.
Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick. Both editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a watercolor variant of 9 . Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color. Prints are currently available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com
 Atypical version with chorus sung multiple times over the Wolfman’s Brother jam.
Corinna was played for the first time since December 28, 2016 (68 shows). Party Time was performed in an atypical manner with the chorus being sung multiple times over the Wolfman’s Brother jam. Tweezer Reprise contained a Death Don’t Hurt Very Long quote.
Alumni Blues had changed lyrics referencing National Bacon Day. Glide II was last played on May 16, 1995 (872 shows). Trey teased Birthday in the first Weekepaug. This show featured the Phish debut of Bliss with Trey on acoustic guitar. Trey teased Crosseyed and Painless in No Men In No Man’s Land. Weekapaug Groove was unfinished. Cool Amber and Mercury and Cavern contained The Final Hurrah quotes.
Trey teased Auld Lang Syne In Antelope. Trey and Mike came out to start the third set dressed in metallic silver spacesuits. As Mercury progressed, acrobats appeared on stage in front of the band and were lifted up and down, each in their own (unbreakable) net. The midnight balloon drop consisted predominantly of silver balloons and streamers hung from the roof. During Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S., Trey and Mike were lifted up in the air (similar to the acrobats) while they performed the song and dancers appeared on stage with giant inflatable objects. DWD and Mercury were unfinished.
The fifth and final print in my fall tour series. Inspired by several posters for ” The Astounding She Monster” (1957) and lyrics from Pebbles and Marbles. The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor. I then scanned them to create a digital painting that is true to the original poster. The prints are 13×19 on card stock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. Available now in my shop, and during the run ( October 31st-Nov 3rd ) shipping is free!
I’ve been busy the last couple months working on my upcoming series for Phish summer tour! After a break last year, I decided to create a poster for every stop on the tour (similar to what I did in 2016). This year I’m working around a theme of vintage monster/sci-fi movie posters. Using posters that I felt were a fit for each venue, I recreated the posters by hand drawing, inking, and painting the images, which were then scanned and digitally arranged. The earlier posters were drawn to be as close to the original, as the series evolved and I became more comfortable with the style, I took more liberties with the images. I’ve been working on these since February, and many have been completed, so I’m happy to finally release them as we get closer to summer tour!
Prints will be available through me on lot at MPP and Camden, (hopefully Curveball as well!), and will possibly be available at other shows I don’t attend. I will also have them in my Etsy shop in the next couple weeks, as well as my streamlined shop that’s strictly devoted to this series: www.phishart.com. In celebration of this series, I will also be doing a small presale for the first print today (6/2) at Noon!
The first in my series, This print was inspired by the poster for the Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), illustrated by Reynold Brown, who created many of the iconic movie posters of the 50s and 60s. I kept gravitating to his work while researching, and ended up recreating or being inspired by quite a few of them.
The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor. I then scanned them to create a digital painting of sorts. The prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. They will be available for purchase in mid-June through my shop, and a small presale will be happening on June 2nd at noon. I will be posting more prints shortly, and be sure to follow me on Instagram or Twitter for sale announcements as well as work in progress shots!