This weekend, Phish’s summer tour comes to New York City to play three nights at Randall’s Island. If that’s not cause to celebrate, we don’t know what is. To mark the occasion, we’ve partnered with band-artist Jim Pollock to create a limited number of t-shirts to support The WaterWheel Foundation.
For almost as long as there’s been Phish, there’s been Jim Pollock making art for the band with his unique illustration style and imaginative characters. Even if the name is unfamiliar, fans of the band will recognize Pollock’s art from the album cover of Junta.
Aside from album artwork, Pollock is known for the limited edition posters he creates for the band’s shows. A couple of his more famous ones include the Phoenix rising from the flames of the Hampton Coliseum to mark Phish’s return in 2009, and the super limited edition prints for The Great Went.
We’re only printing 350 shirts, so head to the WaterWheel tent when you arrive to make sure you can get one. All proceeds will go to the WaterWheel Foundation, the charity arm of Phish that has donated over $1,000,000 to various groups since its inception in 1997. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Phish Food also goes to support The WaterWheel Foundation.
We’re very excited to partner with Pollock and WaterWheel to bring these t-shirts to life, and they’re ready to take their place in the long line of Pollock masterpieces that dot the Phish timeline. See you at Randall’s Island, where we’ll also be giving out lots of free Phish Food.