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.
 Phish debut.
 With lyrics changed to Ass Handed.
 Fish changed the “waste the day” lyric to “Guy Forget.”
This show was webcast via Live Phish and featured the debut of Evening Song and the Phish debut of 20-20 Vision. Trey teased Shade in Ghost. Dog Faced Boy was performed for the first time since October 24, 2016 (114 shows). Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S. contained Martian Monster quotes. Set Your Soul Free included an On Broadway jam. Trey teased and quoted Set Your Soul Free in Gotta Jibboo. Trey and Fish quoted Guy Forget at the end of Drowned. Chalk Dust Torture Reprise was played with Ass Handed lyrics and contained Guy Forget quotes. In Character Zero, Fish changed the “waste the day” lyric to “Guy Forget.”
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Beauty of a Broken Heart was played for the first time since December 29, 2016 (103 shows). My Friend My My Friend didn’t contain the “Myfe” ending. While My Guitar Gently Weeps was played for the first time since October 23, 2013 (234 shows). Trey teased No Men In No Man’s Land in Back on the Train. Trey teased If I Only Had a Brain in Bathtub Gin.
This show was webcast via LivePhish. The Ballad of Curtis Loew was played for the first time since October 16, 2016 (121 shows). The first Tweezer ended with a Let’s Go Blue jam and was followed by banter in which Trey talked about being repeatedly hit in the head with a pan and screaming on December 30, 1994 (the night of Phish’s first show at Madison Square Garden. This story was accompanied by sound effects by Fish and Page.
 Phish debut; with lyrics changed to “Send in the clones” and performed a cappella.
 Debut; only Trey.
Axilla featured the Axilla II ending and was followed by banter from all four band members continuing the pan story from the previous night’s show and ending with a mention of pan flute extraordinaire Zamfir. Richard Glasgow (a.k.a. Dickie Scotland) then came onstage appearing as Zamfir, holding both a pan flute and a pan. The third set opened with the Phish debut of Send in the Clowns, sung a cappella and with lyrics changed to Send in the Clones. For First Tube through Tweezer Reprise, each band member performed on separate moving platforms hoisted above the stage as dancers dressed as their clones performed onstage and provided additional vocals throughout the set and encore. Trey’s platform became stuck for the majority of the set and he had to be rescued after Tweezer Reprise. Given that the band (Trey) could not leave the stage after You Enjoy Myself, there was no encore break and Tweezer Reprise was announced as the start of the encore. Rescue Squad was performed Trey solo (singing and playing Fish’s drum set) while he was waiting to return to the stage.
This show was night twelve of Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and had a Boston Cream donut theme. Donuts with a dark chocolate glaze and vanilla cream icing were given to fans arriving at the venue. This show featured the debut of a medley of Cream and Boston songs, called Sunshine of Your Feeling. It consisted of teases and quotes of Sunshine of Your Love, More Than a Feeling, Tales of Brave Ulysses, and the Long Time portion of Boston’s Foreplay/Long Time. The Long Time section of the medley contained White Room quotes as well as Sunshine of Your Love and More Than a Feeling teases. Sunshine of Your Love was also teased in Plasma and Quinn. Frost was last played on July 17, 2013 (168 shows).
 Phish debut.
 No intro.
 Page on keytar.
This show was night eleven of Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and had a lemon donut theme. Donuts with a lemon poppy seed glaze were given to fans arriving at the venue. This show featured the Phish debuts of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean and Everything In Its Right Place. Dinner and a Movie was last played on July 21, 2013 (164 shows). Scents did not have the intro. Everything In Its Right Place was quoted in What’s the Use?, Scents, Caspian, Fluffhead, and before and during Frankenstein. No Men In No Man’s Land was quoted in Scents. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar.
This show was night eight of Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and consisted of a jimmies donut theme. Donuts with a rainbow jimmies were given to fans arriving at the venue. Trey quoted The Squirming Coil and Glass Onion during Fly Famous Mockingbird. During Harpua, Trey and Mike sat on chairs at the front of the stage, the entire band discussed cosmology, and eventually decided that the universe was in the shape of a donut. Trey mentioned donuts and teased Harpua in 2001. This show featured the Phish debut of The Wind Cries Mary.
This show was night seven of Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and consisted of a cinnamon donut theme. Donuts with a cinnamon glaze were given to fans arriving at the venue. I Am the Walrus included Shipwreck, The Birds, Your Pet Cat, and Martian Monster quotes. Dirt and Mountain Jam were teased in Harry Hood. Cinnamon Girl was last performed on July 31, 1997 (629 shows).
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!