Phish Summer 2018 Series- Dick’s

The 11th and final print in my summer tour series. Inspired by the Swedish poster for “The Invisible Boy” (1957) by Boheim/Werle.  This was tricky to finish up, with the craziness of Camden, Merriweather, Curveball (RIP), and starting back up at school. Being a teacher gives me the summer to focus on prints, but this one was right in the middle of a busy time of year.  I was stuck on a idea, and ended up bailing on a couple.  My search for the right poster led me to foreign posters for American movies, and eventually I found some Swedish made posters.  The work I found were amazing, inspired themselves from the American movie posters.  This print was a different style than what I had done all summer, and required some different processes.  The images were drawn and inked, then scanned.  Certain parts of the images were drawn and colored digitally to match the original, and the background was watercolor and acrylic.  The final image then digitally arranged.  Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com 

 

 

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Phish Summer 2018 Series- Curveball

The 10th print in my summer tour series. Inspired by the Spanish poster for “It! Terror From Beyond Space” (1958).  This was the toughest print for me to create.  This one took me the longest to create, apart from the pressure of making it a good one (it felt like a lot of people were waiting for this one).  I had almost finished it up when I decided to start over and create a new version.  Lots of time was spend painting sloth fur, as well as even more time fixing it digitally.  Being self taught, I’m pretty sure there’s an easier way to do all the things I do in Photoshop!  As always, the images are all drawn, inked and watercolored, then scanned and digitally arranged. Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and will be available on lot before the shows.

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Phish Summer 2018 Series- Camden

The 7th print in my summer tour series. This was the poster I was most excited for, because its a hometown show (although I’d rather be at the Mann!) and I felt it captures the feel of Camden.  The print is based off the poster for “Werewolves on Wheels” (1971).  The lack of background allowed me to take more time in recreating the main image, which I created using brush and ink.  This was one of my biggest challenges, and I tried to keep it true to the original, although I did make some changes (Trey’s guitar, a telephone, the Rhombus, Biker Trey)  As always, the images are all drawn, inked and watercolored, then scanned and digitally arranged. Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and will be available on lot before the shows.

camden web

Phish Summer 2018 series- Austin TX

The fifth print in my summer tour series.  For the Austin show I was inspired by the poster for The Giant Gila Monster (1959).  This was a simple one, basically a recreation of the original poster that I hand drew and colored.  I used lyrics from Shafty, since they were similar to the poster quote (“Only Hell could could breed such an enormous beast!”)  Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and prints will be available on lot before the show.

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Phish Summer 2018 series- San Francisco

The third print in my Summer tour series.  For the Bill Graham Auditorium show in San Francisco, I created a print inspired by the posters for Reptilicus (1961) by Reynold Brown, which takes place in San Francisco, as well as The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), artist unknown.  As I continued this series, I felt more comfortable altering things, in this case, replacing the monster from the Reptilicus poster with the monster from Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, which I felt better fit the use of the Lizards lyrics.  The print was hand drawn in sections, then inked and watercolored to create the complete image.  They were later scanned, and digitally arranged to create a version that is true to the original poster.  Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and prints will be available on lot before the show.

SF web

Phish Summer 2018 Series- The Gorge

The second print in my summer tour series.  For the Gorge shows, I decided to create an homage to the poster for “The Amazing Colossal Man” ( 1957) which was illustrated by Albert Kallis .  In place of the colossal man, I opted for George Washington, since it definitely seem appropriate for a show taking place in George, WA.  Using photos of Washington’s actual uniform, I  recreated the original poster, adding the actual Gorge background, as well as the stage. The print was hand drawn in sections, then inked and watercolored to create the complete image.  They were later scanned, and digitally arranged to create a version that is true to the original poster.  This was originally the only poster to not contain Phish lyrics, but as I created more posters (which included lyrics), it seemed like the odd man out.  After many suggestions from others, as well as lots of researching, I finally decided on lyrics from 555.  Oddly enough one of the planes has 555 on it, so it seemed fitting that I ended up using lyrics from that song!

Da Gorge web

Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, and limited to a signed edition of 150. I currently have a small presale going on in my shop ( www.joseeen.etsy.com ) , I will have prints available at the Gorge as well (although I won’t be there).

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Phish Summer 2018 series- Lake Tahoe

I’ve been busy the last couple months working on my upcoming series for Phish summer tour! After a break last year,  I decided to create a poster for every stop on the tour (similar to what I did in 2016). This year I’m working around a theme of vintage monster/sci-fi movie posters.  Using posters that I felt were a fit for each venue, I recreated the posters by hand drawing, inking, and painting the images, which were then scanned and digitally arranged.  The earlier posters were drawn to be as close to the original, as the series evolved and I became more comfortable with the style, I took more liberties with the images.  I’ve been working on these since February, and many have been completed, so I’m happy to finally release them as we get closer to summer tour!

Prints will be available through me on lot at MPP and Camden, (hopefully Curveball as well!), and will possibly be available at other shows I don’t attend.  I will also have them in my Etsy shop in the next couple weeks, as well as my streamlined shop that’s strictly devoted to this series: www.phishart.com. In celebration of this series, I will also be doing a small presale for the first print today (6/2) at Noon!

Lake Tahoe

Tahoe copy

The first in my series, This print was inspired by the poster for the Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), illustrated by Reynold Brown, who created many of the iconic movie posters of the 50s and 60s.  I kept gravitating to his work while researching, and ended up recreating or being inspired by quite a few of them.

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The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor.  I then scanned them to create a digital painting of sorts.  The prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. They will be available for purchase in mid-June through my shop, and a small presale will be happening on June 2nd at noon. I will be posting more prints shortly, and be sure to follow me on Instagram or Twitter for sale announcements as well as work in progress shots!