Summer 2021 Phish Prints

2020 sucked. I wouldn’t say 2021 is a lot better, but at least we have live Phish concerts, which allows me to create new phan art prints! Most of my prints for this tour were started in early 2020, still unaware of what would occur that year. In previous years I have often done a series of posters with a common theme (check them out here:2016, 2018, 2019). It is a fun project, but involves a lot of research and preparation, and a lot of stress! I had decided back in 2019 that my next series of prints wouldn’t have a theme. This gave me the freedom to create them using different styles and mediums. I had been taking some graduate courses and was also able to apply some new and forgotten knowledge to my work!

My original plan for 2021 was to create only two posters for the shows I was attending, Hershey and Atlantic City. I’m not sure what happened, but I now have created artwork for most of the summer tour! They range in styles and sizes. Check out the gallery to see them, and scroll down to learn more about each print and where to purchase.

Summer Tour Print

This was a print that I had started working on last year, inspired by a stickerart collaboration I had drawn years ago. I liked the image due to the net imagery, which reminds me of the song “Mercury”. I’m also a big fan of space-related things, especially wormholes and black holes. The pink “worm” is actually inspired by a diagram of what a wormhole might look like!

Prints now available in my shop with free shipping!

11×17 on 100 lb paper, signed edition of 50

Southern Gentlelopes (AR, AL, GA)

For the first three shows of the tour, I created some postcards based on linocuts I had done not too long ago. These images were created to be used as examples of different carving styles when teaching printmaking to my students. I played with the idea of doing more in the series for the whole tour early on but decided against it. Some back issues recently returned that would have made carving and hand printing impossible. I later decided to use the images to create mini-prints on postcards, which I have often done for my prints. I’ve often heard the phrase “I love it, but I don’t know where I’ll put it” way too many times. A postcard can go up on the fridge, or framed alone or in a set! These postcards are available on their own or as a set of the first 5 shows


Nashville

Nashville’s mini print uses one of my favorite things to draw, robots! For their show at Ascend Amphitheater, some ascending robots seemed appropriate. The original drawing was ink and watercolor. This postcard is available on its own or as a set of the first 5 shows!

Deer Creek

My Deer Creek (I refuse to address it by any other name) print has quickly become one of my favorites for the tour. It was created by accident while playing around in Illustrator after learning how to actually use it! Prior to this, I had no idea how to use Illustrator and everything I knew about Photoshop was the result of trial and error. The sign and the deer were watercolor paintings, and the rest was digitally created. This was just going to be a postcard design, but I got enough feedback telling me it should also be a print. Printed on 11×17 100lb uncoated smooth paper, they are signed and numbered and limited to an edition of 50.

Prints available here. Postcards available on its own or as a set of the first 5 shows.

Hershey

Hershey holds a special place in my heart for many reasons. I grew up near there, I used to work at Hersheypark during the summers in college, and it was there where I first met my wife! For this print I drew inspiration from old framed advertisements that I’d see in employee areas at Hershey. Based on an ad for Hershey’s Syrup (turns out they used to be sold in cans!), the original was an ink and gouache painting which I then scanned and digitally arranged. Prints are 11×14, printed on 110lb smooth uncoated paper. They are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 100. I will have them with me at Hershey, and can be found walking the lot selling them. Prints are also available in my shop


Atlantic City

My AC print is another that began in 2020, revisiting an old style that I haven done in a while. It’s inspired by the song Tube, and includes many images from the song in the asteroid debris, as well as random Phish related nonsense. This probably took my the longest to draw due to the stippling style of inking found in the asteroid. The original drawing was done with Micron pens and gouache paint. The print measures 13×19 and is printed on 120 lb smooth uncoated matte paper, printed by Fireball Printing in Philadelphia. Each print is signed and numbered and limited to an edition of 100. These are now available in my shop, as well as the Phanart show in AC.


More prints and postcards coming in the near future! Be sure to follow my FBInstagram, or Twitter for updates!

Summer Tour 2019: Merriweather

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-Henrietta

The sixth print in my Summer 2019 Series.  For the Merriweather shows, I was inspired by another of Dürer’s prints that he created for Book of Fools, this one titled ” Impatience When Punished” (1494).  The Lizard Fool  makes another appearance (the first was in my Bonnaroo print), and I choose to replace the bagpipe with a vacuum, and included a guitar, a drill, and a Moog synthesizer in the foreground.

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 2  watercolor variants of 9 each. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color.  I will have the prints with me on lot this weekend at the shows, and remaining prints will be available in my shop on Monday.

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Durer- Impatience when Punished (1494)

Phish Riviera Maya 2019

I’m excited to present may latest linocut for Phish’s return to Riviera Maya in 2019.  Continuing my tradition of creating a block print for all their past shows in Mexico, I went bigger than ever before, carving a 12×18 block.  I was inspired by the work of Albert Dürer’s woodcut, The Four Horsemen (1498).  It was printed on 18×24  90lb paper, hand printed and pulled (really wish I had a press for this size!)  They are available in a limited signed edition of 30, including 2 small color variants.  Prints are available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com 

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Phish Fall Tour 2018 Series- Albany

The series continues! The 1st in my series of fall tour posters, This print was inspired by the poster for “The Colossus of New York” (1958), and lyrics from Waking Up Dead.  I was inspired by elements from the original US poster, as well as a UK Quad version.
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

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Still Waiting (for Fall Tour)

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.

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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!

Phish at Dick’s 2016

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This show was webcast via LivePhish. Mike teased Light Up or Leave Me Alone before Stash. Fish performed the first part of Ass Handed in a swing style. Trey teased Stash during The Wedge. The Birds was quoted at the end of Birds of a Feather. Runaway Jim contained a Seven Below tease.

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This show was webcast via LivePhish. Simple featured Trey on Marimba Lumina. Squirming Coil ended with Trey, Fish, and finally Page walking off, leaving Mike to take a bass solo to finish the song for the first time in Phish history..


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This show was webcast via LivePhish. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay during Weekapaug and teased Crosseyed during Steam, Piper, Light, First Tube and Walls of the Cave. Piper featured a Fishman-driven improvisation with Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. Piper, Light, First Tube, and Walls of the Cave also included Crosseyed quotes.

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Setlists/notes © 1990-2016  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

 

 

Phish at Lockn’ Festival 2016

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This performance was part of the Lockn’ Festival and was webcast via Live Phish, Fans.com and Qello Concerts. Trey teased Little Drummer Boy in Fuego. Bathtub Gin was unfinished. The YEM vocal jam included Ass Handed quotes from Fish.
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Setlists/notes © 1990-2016  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

 

Phish SoCal Run 2016

7-22 Inglewood

Link Friday, 07/22/2016
The Forum, Inglewood, CA

Set 1: The Moma Dance > Sample in a Jar, Paul and Silas, Yarmouth Road, Kill Devil Falls, Horn, Halfway to the Moon, Heavy Things > Blaze On, Stash, Cavern > Run Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: Axilla, Fuego > Back on the Train > Saw It Again > Prince Caspian > Waves >Joy > The Wedge, Scent of a Mule[2], Rock and Roll > You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Bouncing Around the Room, Golgi Apparatus

[1] Lyric changed to “Mike-O Esquandolas.”
[2] Trey and Fish on Marimba Lumina

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Paul and Silas was played for the first time since October 20, 2013 (107 shows). Antelope’s lyrics were changed “Mike-O Esquandolas.”

Prints Available

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7-23 Chula Vista

Link Saturday, 07/23/2016
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Foam

Set 1: Farmhouse, 555, Water in the Sky, Ghost, Ass Handed, The Sloth, Martian Monster > Reba, Ass Handed, Tube > Wolfman’s Brother > Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > 46 Days > Piper > Twist > Backwards Down the Number Line > Carini, Harry Hood > Loving Cup

Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

Teases:
· California Love tease & quote in Wolfman’s Brother
· Streets of Cairo tease in Walls of the Cave
· Ass Handed quote in Carini
· Ass Handed quote in Tweezer Reprise
· California Love tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra

Prints Available

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Setlist/Notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Phish BGCA San Francisco Run

7-18 SanFran

Link Monday, 07/18/2016
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Martian Monster, Halley’s Comet > 46 Days, Sugar Shack, Roggae, Daniel Saw the Stone > Divided Sky, Ocelot > Ya Mar[1],Possum

Set 2: Golden Age > Twist > My Sweet One > The Line > Simple > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Limb By Limb > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: When the Circus Comes, Run Like an Antelope

[1] Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike on guitar, and Page on bass.

Teases:
· Magilla tease in Simple

Prints Available

7-19 SanFran

Link Tuesday, 07/19/2016
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Free, Breath and Burning, Theme From the Bottom > Cities > Maze, Wombat, Split Open and Melt, Sparkle > A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Space Oddity

Set 2: Down with Disease[1] > Fuego > Ghost > Scents and Subtle Sounds[2] > Light -> Manteca -> No Quarter, Fluffhead

Encore: Bug, First Tube

[1] Unfinished.
[2] No intro.

Teases:
· Theme from I Dream of Jeannie and Under Pressure teases in Down with Disease

Prints Available

7-20 SanFran

Link Wednesday, 07/20/2016
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Demand, The Curtain With, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues> Fuck Your Face, Cry Baby Cry, Sing Monica > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters,The Very Long Fuse > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Walk Away > Sanity ->David Bowie

Set 2: No Men In No Man’s Land > Mike’s Song > Fee[1] > Seven Below > Waiting All Night > Gotta Jibboo, Miss You, Weekapaug Groove, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Julius

Encore: Wading in the Velvet Sea > Character Zero

[1] Trey on megaphone.

Teases:
· The Very Long Fuse quote in Sanity

 

Notes: Demand was played for the first time since December 31, 2009 (258 shows). Alumni Blues and Letter to Jimmy Page were played for the first time since August 3, 2013 (114 shows). Cry Baby Cry was played for the first time since November 21, 1998 (496 shows). Sing Monica was dedicated to producer Bob Ezrin, who was in attendance. Walk Away was played for the first time since October 29, 2013 (100 shows). Fee featured Trey on megaphone.

Prints Available

3 Night run print sets also available

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Setlist/notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

 

Phish at the Gorge

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Link Friday, 07/15/2016
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

Set 1: Tweezer > Sample in a Jar, The Old Home Place, Wolfman’s Brother,Bouncing Around the Room, Undermind, Kill Devil Falls, Lawn Boy, Ass Handed[1],Party Time, The Line, Tide Turns, Rift, Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Crosseyed and Painless > What’s the Use? > No Men In No Man’s Land ->Stash > Ghost[2] -> Chalk Dust Torture > Meatstick > Also Sprach Zarathustra >Cavern

Encore: Makisupa Policeman > Wilson > Good Times Bad Times

[1] Debut.
[2] Trey on Marimba Lumina; Mike and Page on percussion.

Prints Available

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. This show featured the debut of Ass Handed. The Old Home Place was played for the first time since June 28, 2012 (155 shows). Crosseyed contained an Under Pressure tease from Trey. Ghost featured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. NMINML was teased in Ghost, CDT, and 2001 and quoted in Ghost. Crosseyed was teased in Stash, Ghost, CDT and quoted in NMINML, Ghost, 2001, and Cavern. What’s The Use? was teased in Stash, Ghost, CDT, and Cavern. Fish quoted Makisupa in Wilson. Mike teased Ramble On in GTBT.

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Link Saturday, 07/16/2016
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

Set 1: Buried Alive, AC/DC Bag > The Moma Dance, Uncle Pen, 555, Sleep Again, It’s Ice, Driver, Sand, Horn, Halfway to the Moon, Bathtub Gin

Set 2: Blaze On > Backwards Down the Number Line > Carini > Birds of a Feather,Wingsuit > Shade, Mike’s Song > Farmhouse > Weekapaug Groove, Shine a Light

Encore: Hold Your Head Up, Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Driver was played for the first time since August 3, 2013 (111 shows). Love You was played for the first time since October 23, 2010 (216 shows).

Prints Available

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Setlist/notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.