ENCORE: Loving Cup
Soundcheck: Petrichor, Sugar Shack, I Always Wanted It This Way, Crazy Sometimes. Shade. Heavy Rotation, Mercury
I’m happy to present my poster for Phish’s show in Pittsburgh at the Petersen Events Center during their 2017 Summer tour. 12×18 on thick glossy paper (#110 cover). This poster combines the venue with the iconic Duquesne Incline cable car which overlooks the Pittsburgh skyline. Original is ink and watercolor, and includes references to several songs, as well as several Pittsburgh sports teams. Limited to a signed and numbered edition of 100.
I included a lot of little references in the poster to Phish songs, as well as a few sports teams (see if you can spot them!) The posters are available in my Etsy Shop , as well as www.phishart.com. I plan to bring a few to Pittsburgh with me, but the likelihood of a lot scene or shakedown is slim, since the venue is in the middle of the city. I will also have these at the Phan Art shows during the MSG run in the Hotel Pennsylvania (7/22 and 8/5, 12-6pm)
I’m excited to present my poster for Phish’s Baker’s Dozen Run in NYC this summer! Inspired by a vintage Easy Bake Oven box, the prints are 13×19 on heavy cardstock and are limited to a signed and numbered edition of 100. Prints are available in my shop, and I will have some for sale at the July 22nd and August 5th PhanArt shows at Hotel Pennsylvania.
When these shows were announced, I knew that creating a poster would be a challenge. With a theme already established by the band, I had to find something that fit in with theme while avoiding the obvious. Ideas came and went, but eventually I came across a picture of a vintage Easy Bake Oven box and inspiration hit! The original illustration is completely hand drawn, including all the lettering, which was then watercolored in a deconstructed manner and scanned in order to recreate the box. I also went back to more detailed style that I hadn’t done in years!
I also ended up creating a poster for summer tour, which also appears in the Baker’s Dozen poster. Any BD poster purchase will ship with one of these for free, and they are also available for purchase on their own. The prints are 11×17 on cardstock, and limited to 100 prints.
Originally I was only creating one poster for tour, as well as setlist illustrations for all the shows, but that didn’t last long. I just finished up a poster for the Pittsburgh show July 19th, and will be posting it shortly, so stay tuned!
Phish returned to Mexico for another 3 night run along the beach of the Riviera Maya. I was able to stream the shows live, and have sets of the 3 night run prints available in 11×17 and 8.5×11 sizes. Purchase prints here .
Crosseyed was teased in Meatstick, Mercury, Light, and Rocky Top and teased and quoted in Drowned.
Setlists/notes © 1990-2017 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.
I recently finished up a new linocut for Phish’s upcoming shows in Mexico. Prints are hand-pulled, and printed on 108 lb 11×14 paper, and limited to an edition of 50 (although there will be some color variants in the near future). Prints are available for purchase in my shop, Joseeen.etsy.com.
A last minute decision, I was inspired to do something after attending their 12/28 show, as well as streaming the rest of the run. Trying to come up with something appropriate for a Mexico run poster, I recalled the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada, who’s artwork is best associated with Day of the Dead. I recently had several students choose him for a presentation in my class, so I actually learned quite a bit from them! After looking at many of his prints I took elements from two of them, El Cometa del Centenario de la Independencia (The Comet Marking the Centennial of Independence) and El Pequeño Adivinadorcito (The Young Diviner) to create my illustration.
This is my largest edition to date, and marks the beginning of year full of block prints. I hope to try some more complicated methods, as well as working larger, although this would require me to look into a printing press (and a bigger apt!) I’ll be working on some color variants soon, and will be posting those here shortly!