Phan Art (with a Charitable Heart)
Phish fans looking to remember life in the lot will have a new visual companion. Phan Art will compile images of t-shirts, bumperstickers, license plates, and other designs inspired by the Vermont-bred quartet. Featuring the work of Ryan Kerrigan , Jason Lees, Jamie Huntsman, Matt Cohen, AJ Masthay, Noah Phence and PiscesPosters, among others, Phan Art will hit bookstores, and perhaps some additional parking lots parties, in 2006. Fans hoping to contribute should visit www.phanart.net. Proceeds will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation.
In related news, The Mockingbird Foundation has announced that it has formally adopted www.phish.net – including the account, domain, and services therein – as an ongoing project, to be continued and developed beyond the band’s own history. The technical and financial adoption began last August, just as the band was closing shop. This adoption is a bit of a role reversal, as The Mockingbird Foundation grew from Phish.net in the late 1990s.