Thursday 07/30/2015 by MarcoEsc

Announcing tpc3 Print Series - On Sale August 6 - First Two Prints Revealed!

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET. 

Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show). 

The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.

In the days leading up to the August 6 sale, we will be giving a preview on Phish.net of each of the prints in the TPC3 series. Here are the first two:

TPC3 - 1.0

Print #1: TPC3 - Phish 1.0, 1983-1989
Artist: David Welker

We are honored to have acclaimed artist David Welker (Phish's Rift album cover, 6+ official prints, Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery artist) interpret the genesis era of Phish's 32+ year career. Featuring knight-in-shining-armor Rutherford the Brave as he plunges into the watery depths, this print is bursting with imagery from the the band's epic saga (and Trey's Goddard senior thesis) "The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday" (aka Gamehendge), and deftly honors Phish's earliest years. Includes a hidden glow-in-the-dark layer! We've really gotta hand it to you, David...

TPC 1.1 - Sei Rey Ho

Print #2: TPC3 - Phish 1.1, 1990-1992
Artist: Sei Rey Ho

Sei Rey Ho and his studio Us & Them are the creative forces behind numerous posters, logos and patches created in recent years for Phish and side projects, and his clean, engaging design has won numerous awards. In his print for TPC3, Sei Rey presents a parade of the animal subjects of many of the band's songs, led by the not-quite-yet-famous mockingbird, as they follow the lines going south toward bigger shows, larger crowds, and ever-greater success.

Come back tomorrow to see the next print in the series!


Comments

, comment by Fluffhead
Fluffhead Fantastic, Marco! Very psyched for this art!
, comment by Just_Ivy
Just_Ivy Outstanding! I love them both!
, comment by jspen17
jspen17 Hate to be the antagonist here, but what about the book itself. I paid for the book and bought an AJ Masthay print like two years ago. Now its more prints upon prints but no book. What's the expected release date?
, comment by custynoob
custynoob @jspen17 said:
Hate to be the antagonist here, but what about the book itself. I paid for the book and bought an AJ Masthay print like two years ago. Now its more prints upon prints but no book. What's the expected release date?
Did you read the post?
, comment by HotPale
HotPale 2015-1983= 32, not 33+
, comment by MarcoEsc
MarcoEsc @HotPale said:
2015-1983= 32, not 33+
D'oh! Personally I have a lot of trouble counting past 21. Glad someone is reading.
, comment by MarcoEsc
MarcoEsc @jspen17 said:
Hate to be the antagonist here, but what about the book itself. I paid for the book and bought an AJ Masthay print like two years ago. Now its more prints upon prints but no book. What's the expected release date?
The antagonism is fair; I would be frustrated if I'd ordered something and it took so long. Our best answer is in the statement above. It has taken a lot longer than we'd hoped, especially when driven by volunteers, to get it right. Especially since the Foundation took it back from our old publisher (who prematurely announced the first date) and started from scratch.

We'll make it worth the wait, and sincerely appreciate the waning patience of all fans, especially those who preordered long ago!
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