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This Summer, Visit Phish

July 26th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Phish, Process, Video

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

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As part of their summer tour, Phish is playing back to back nights at the historic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.  To commemorate the two-night visit, we created a diptych showcasing the beauty of the Gorge with a few unexpected supernatural visitors coming along for the ride.

Each poster is an 18″ x 24″ three color screen print on Environment Quest Ivory stock with an edition of 700.  Check out a few close up photos of the prints below as well as our original sketch.  We also created a process video for this poster which includes our design process as well as a glimpse into the printing process at Monolith Press.  These posters will go on sale in the DKNG store on July 30 at a random time.

 

ORIGINAL SKETCH

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

 

PROCESS VIDEO

 

CLOSE UP SHOTS

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

38 Responses to “This Summer, Visit Phish”

alex says:

Wow, the level of detail in this is mind boggling!

July 28th, 2013 at 10:10 am

mike says:

I sure hope I luck out and am able to buy one of these tomorrow, great job guys!

July 29th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Azunga says:

Looking forward to seeing these go on sale and buying a set!

July 29th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Cody says:

Simply Beautiful. Nice job!

July 29th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Brandon says:

Awesome work. Hoping to grab them!

July 30th, 2013 at 6:16 am

Treigh says:

If these go on sale while I’m commuting today I’m going to lose my fuckin’ mind. I keep checking in every 5 minutes.

July 30th, 2013 at 10:35 am

Jim says:

I have refreshed my browser approximately 1,032 times today.

July 30th, 2013 at 10:39 am

Adam says:

Were these dropped yet?

July 30th, 2013 at 11:02 am

Scott says:

FUCK! Are you kidding. I left my computer for literally 3 minutes, now they’re sold out??

July 30th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Kevin says:

They just dropped and are avaliable

July 30th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Scott says:

Then why do I keep getting the “Sorry, there are no “Phish (George, WA – July 26)” left. All others are either sold or being held in other buyers’ carts. Buyers have 10 minutes to checkout, after which it may become available again” message???

July 30th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

annie says:

so bummed i missed this.. have been refreshing all morning. gorgeous poster. get it? xo

July 30th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Adam says:

This is bull. Did anybody get any?

July 30th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Kevin says:

I got em and they are still showing avaliable

July 30th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Scott says:

They must have only had, like, 5 of them left. Such a bummer. I spent so much time refreshing today, I’m surprised I haven’t been fired yet.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Scott says:

Well, Kevin, you must have some kind of magic computer then because I’ve been adding to my cart for 20 minutes and I keep getting the same “sold Out” message, even though the “availability” bar on the bottom says there are some available. I’ve tried three different browsers too. No idea what’s happening. This sucks.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Kevin says:

Im getting the message now, i’d say refresh for the next 10 or 15 min and hope someone else misses out, Im tickled to death, the 1st time ive been able to score an artist edition from the artist, sorry to everyone that tried and didnt get one

July 30th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

name says:

I’m, literally, in the same situation as Scott. Walked away from computer to fill my water bottle and now they’re gone. Have tried multiple browsers, “availability” bar indicates there are some left, but no luck.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Scott says:

Awesome. Glad for you, dude! For real. Now I just can’t understand why I’m not getting through!! I’ve been trying for 30 minutes straight now. I’m going a little crazy from the repetition.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Dan says:

Thanks to everyone that was able to purchase a poster or set. The reason the availability bar is still active is because one buyer is still holding a set (1 of each poster) in his/her cart. Once that buyer finalizes the payment they will be officially sold out.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Scott says:

Such a bummer. No I have to go get ripped off on Ebay.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Dan says:

The first night’s poster is officially sold out. The second night’s poster is still being held in someone’s cart.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Brendan says:

DAMNIT! Now these mofucka’s are selling them for $300 together on ebay. smh :(

July 30th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Scott says:

Whoever said a little hard work and a lot persistence pays off lied! Dammit!!! Congrats to those lucky few who got through. I hope you’re all collectors and don’t intend on re-selling these to me on ebay for $300!!!

July 30th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Jim says:

Damn. Went to one lunchtime meeting and lost my chance after hitting refresh regularly for 5 hours. Hope I don’t see these on eBay for a long time.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Scott says:

Oh don’t worry, they’re already up there. Weasels!!!!

July 30th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Cody says:

Was on the page the second the add to cart icon showed up, clicked it immediately and they were gone already. Refreshed until “sold out” showed up. So bummed.

July 30th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

heath says:

this sucks sooooo much. especially for people (like me) that want to hang those on the wall. damn ebay-ers, ruining it for collectors.

July 30th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Jim says:

How does DKNG feel about the fact that many of these were picked up by speculators? Were any held back for later sale through Phish? How about another run?

July 30th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

el.Fakir says:

+1 for another run. What about pre-ordering? DKNG could know the number of copies to print in advance, and fans could get the posters at the right price, without stress.

And another idea, what about a short form asking people the poster names they would like to see reprinted? Because we’re talking about Phish here, but my little finger tells me that some past masterpieces would also be welcomed on my walls. ;-)

July 31st, 2013 at 2:40 am

Dustin says:

Picked up the one with the goat at the actual show and all it has done is make me want to complete the set that much more. I shoulda gone in early both nights, but it’s tough ya know? I look at the Phish posters for every single show and buy all of them for the ones I attend unless they suck. But these are the single coolest, original, and beautiful Phish prints I can remember seeing.

July 31st, 2013 at 6:35 am

Scott says:

I like what Jim has to say! How about another run, guys? Come on. I really don’t want to pay three hundred bucks for these. I really love them though, so I may be forced to pay the speculators. I hate fueling that market though.

July 31st, 2013 at 6:39 am

heath says:

agree with all, another run would be great, maybe with preorder to detract from speculators using bots to buy up everything.

July 31st, 2013 at 8:53 am

Scott says:

No response? Lame.

August 2nd, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Dan says:

In response to your ideas about another run, we as the artist do not have the rights to create another run of posters. Phish commissions us to create the design and that is it. They are in charge of deciding the final edition size and hold the rights to the artwork (see copyright information at the bottom of each poster).

I realize it may be very frustrating to plan on receiving a print via our store and not end up purchasing one due to them selling out. But please keep in mind this is simply the nature of limited edition prints. They are created as limited editions to ensure they stay rare and a collector’s item.

As part of our agreement with Phish we only have the right to own and sell 25 prints of each design. The remaining prints from the run are sold at the actual show the night(s) before. As you can imagine, selling 25 prints to hundreds of interested buyers through an online store is inevitably going to be a disappointment to the majority of the people that weren’t able to purchase a print.

Also, in regards to our purchasers, we have no control over or knowledge of who buys our prints. Some may be people that resell them on Ebay and others may be collectors that are die hard Phish fans. Ultimately, there is no way of us knowing. What we can control is the amount we sell, that is all.

Hopefully this information was helpful and explains our point of view clearly in a fair and reasonable way. Thank you to everyone that was able to purchase a print and the best of luck to those that didn’t on our next release.

August 2nd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Scott says:

Thanks for the explanation, Dan. It sucks, but I get it. Great work. Thanks again.

August 3rd, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Jim says:

Thanks, Dan. Definitely helpful…25! Consider me a new returning visitor–great work.

August 5th, 2013 at 6:05 am

Stardog says:

You guys absolutely nailed this! I was able to pick up night 2 at the show and then when I unrolled it I could scarcely believe mine eyes when gazing upon the seal that reads “Department of Phish – Extraterrestrial Division”! Sirius kudos!

August 10th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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