Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bader Field Recon

Thanks so much to Barbara for providing these early reconnaissance photos of the Bader Field concert site. This is how everything looks as of Wednesday, May 23rd. And, because she is most awesome, she provided a few key pieces of advice you might want to heed.

"Get there on Thursday night if possible. Traffic is going to be a cluster fuck.  The venue is in the heart of AC it is not the [best] area either...If you are taking a cab, I suggest to pre-order or hire a limo. ( Check out the schedules here for "Jitney" ) Carpool!!!!   It seems there is little to no parking surrounding the area.

"Park at the Tropicana. It seems to be the closest casino. I had problems finding the Bader Field lot.  Remember to wear good shoes. There is going to be a lot of walking. The place is gigantic.

"Stock up!  There is one gas station within a block of Bader.  Cigarettes are $9 a pack in NJ and supermarkets are kinda hard to come by. You will want to fill up on gas before getting into AC as well Once you hit the city anything and everything's price is jacked.  Stock up on treats, booze and  beer before you arrive.   Be safe [and smart]... if it's valuable to you, don't bring it. I think fans might believe this is a Boardwalk Hall do over.  It's quite different.

"Again...the place overall is HUGE!   Prepare for epic sunsets and a big stage!  Be safe, familiarize your self with area. Lots of loops and turns in Jersey     :)  Hope this helps!"
Thanks again for the tips and the pictures, Barbara! You are awesome!

These are some good aerial photos that include the surrounding area.

Also....the The South Jersey Transportation Authority (Jitney) will be providing a Park & Ride for the Phish Concert (6/15 - 6/17) and the Metallica Concert (6/23 & 6/24) being held at Atlantic City's Bader Field from the following parking locations:

The Atlantic City Expressway Intercept Lot located at Milepost 4 (Eastbound) & Milepost 3.5 (Westbound) on the Atlantic City Expressway. The Fairmount Avenue Parking Lot located on the corners of Fairmount & Mississippi Avenues and the Atlantic Avenue Parking Lot located on the corners of Missouri & Atlantic Avenues. The cost of parking and the shuttle is $20 per vehicle. Shuttles will run continuously from 9am - 2am. There are no accommodations for oversized vehicles.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bader Field Pre-order

Pre-order is now open for a limited time for both the Bader Field prints and pins. From now until press-time (very soon!) you can grab a print or pin for $5 dollars off with free shipping. You can also get both and receive a free silver Kuroda pin and sticker.

Once this poster run has finished printing, the pre-order deal will be no more. Check it out here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

First Tube Artist Announcement

Initial announcement of artists for FIRST TUBE Poster show includes:
AJ Masthay, Mike DuBois, TRiPP, Ryan Kerrigan, John Warner, Erin Cadigan, Bruce Horan, Jiggs, Noah Phence, Dave Calarco (Mr. Miner), Branden Otto and Lauren Domsky 
with more to be announced.
 The poster show will be held Saturday June 16th, from 10am - 3pm at Trump Plaza Hotel.

‘First Tube’, a poster show featuring Phish artists from around the country will be held on Saturday June 16th from 10am-3pm at the Trump Plaza Hotel, Westminster Room, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Developed and produced by a group of artists and fans known as the Mothership Art Collective, this poster show will be held in the middle of a weekend of Phish, who play nearby Bader Field June 15-17th.

The initial artists announced for First Tube represent some of the best artists in the Phish community and poster art. Longtime Phish artists AJ Masthay, TRiPP, Ryan Kerrigan, John Warner, Erin Cadigan, Noah Phence and Bruce Horan have been a part of many poster shows in the past and each have a large portfolio of concert poster art across a wide range of musical acts. Mike DuBois designed and illustrated the cover art to Levon Helm’s Electric Dirt and has created posters for the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyds and many more. Newcomers Jiggs, Lauren Domsky and Branden Otto are featured in their first Phish poster show, as well as writer and author Dave Calarco who will be selling his book ‘Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts’ at the show.

Artist websites
AJ Masthay -                             Jiggs -
Laura Domsky -                 PhanArt –
Ryan Kerrigan –                   HeadCount –
John Warner -                         Dave Calarco -
Erin Cadigan -                       Mike DuBois -
Screens ‘n’ Suds –               Bruce Horan -
Noah Phence –

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bader Field Poster Process

As Summer Tour grows closer and closer, and the posters get closer to being finished, I would like to share some of the process with you, as was done for the NYE 2011 poster.

The art for the Bader Field print has been revealed, and the process has begun. Keep checking back to monitor our progress. The printing is in the capable hands of The Print Monkey, and I will post regular updates here as I get them...won't be long now!

Here's the plane after the second or third sketch.

Here's when the clouds started taking shape.

The three on the left are the Bader colors.

Keep 'em separated...

The paper is cut and ready.
Ready for some orange.
Ink colors under artificial light.
Orange going down.
Downside up.

Lots and lots of seaplanes.

Ready for framing!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kuroda Pin Twitter Giveaway

It's that time again! Giveaway time...

The rules are extremely simple. To enter, tweet the phrase below exactly as it appears without quotes. A random winner will be selected from all the tweets this evening at 5pm EST. The winner will be mentioned on Twitter and PM'd (if possible) the news. Please be available at 5pm EST or I will need to select another winner.

"Check out the Kuroda pins from @jiggslikesphish :"

The winner will receive a free, soon-to-be-sold-out Red Kuroda pin as well as some stickers!
Good luck!

Congrats to winner Saulomite!