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.