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!
I recently had the time to do some much needed maintenance to my Shop, as well as to this site. I’ve streamlined my shop, and at the same time added more items. Through the power of scroll-down menus, I was able to add setlists from previous years. I’ve also changed up this site, including updating the setlist archives. It’s now easier to go to a specific show or tour with endless scrolling.
I have previous year setlists on sale, including deals if you purchase multiple show runs! I also have 2016 show posters available for all the summer tour shows. Sadly, I doubt I’ll be able to do show posters for all of Fall tour (it’s been a busy school year so far) but I might do a poster for all of tour, possibly a block print. I’ll of course be creating setlists for fall, and with them new song illustrations. I’m also opening up commissions for any show setlists for only $25! You tell me the show, I create the setlist with header art, at a very limited edition of 10. I can also do multiple shows for a discounted price. You can contact me below if interested, or hit me up on various forms of internet (FB, IG,Twitter links on the side menu). And as always, a dollar from every setlist sold is donated to Mockingbird Foundation as a thank you for allowing me to use their setlist notes for my setlist art!
The Phish community has lost a Phan. Chris Deardorff, better known as Buzz recently passed away, leaving behind a wife and daughter. He’s best known as the guitarist of Quagmire Swim Team, and most recently Pine Mountain Band. He was an amazing person, with one of the most positive attitudes I’ve ever seen. It was always a pleasure to see him perform, and an honor to eventually become a close friend. He is one of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard, and I used to regularly make the 6 hour drive from college to see them play in my hometown.
I got to know Buzz throughout the year, mainly through my friend Jeff Whetstone, who would get together with him and play often, eventually forming Pine Mountain Band. Our mutual love of Phish brought us even closer. It was exciting to hear his stories of going on tour, and the ridiculous situations he got himself in. We went to several Phish shows together, and seeing his excitement and joy made the shows so much better. My wife and I were lucky enough to be with him at his last show, 8/16/15 MPP, which was his 132nd show. It was a large group of us, and it seemed like we gravitated towards him. All these people getting together because of him. It’s fitting that he’s in the center of this picture:
Buzz will be dearly missed by his friends and fans alike. We are saddened, but can’t help but smile thinking about the great times we had together, as a friend, with his family, or in the audience.
In honor of him, the full proceeds of any 8/16/15 Merriweather setlists sold will be donated in his memory to benefit his daughter Josephine.
Notes: Kill Devil Falls was unfinished. Trey teased Gumbo during Sanity and Antelope. Twist included a Smoke on the Water tease from Trey. Hood contained teases of Funk #49 and Ramblin’ Man and Have Mercy teases from Trey.