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As a rabid Phish fan since he first saw the band in 1990, Jim Schaaf is tremendously honored to have worked with the band since 1996. In fact, some of the merchandise designs from 1996 are still available at Phish Dry Goods, and at the band's irreverent live shows. Below are some examples of tee shirt graphics that have found their way into Phish's visual canon.

AQUAMAN
T-shirt graphic for Phish's 1996 Summer Tour.

AQUAMAN IN BEANTOWN
T-Shirt graphic for Phish's NYE show at Boston Garden in 1996.

AQUAMAN BONES BRIGADE
An homage to the Bones Brigade skate shirts from the 1980's.

MSG NEW YEAR'S RUN 2011
Official t-shirt graphic for their 2011 New Year's run. Front.

MSG NEW YEAR'S RUN 2011
Official t-shirt graphic for their 2011 New Year's run. Back.

PHISH SYRUP
Graphic nod to Phish's Vermont roots. 

MSG NEW YEAR'S RUN 2010
Official t-shirt graphic for their 2011 New Year's run. Front.

MSG NEW YEAR'S RUN 2010
Official t-shirt graphic for their 2011 New Year's run. Back.

FLUFFHEAD
Typographic lyrics to one of Phish's more absurdist passages.

MEXICAN COUSIN
Homage to Phish's song about the joys and sorrows of tequila.

PHISH PINBALL
Official t-shirt graphic for Phish's 2011 Summer Tour.

FESTIVAL 8 POLO SHIRT
Graphic for Phish's Festival 8, held at the Empire Polo Grounds.

TAB SMOKE
Official t-shirt graphic for Trey's 2011 Fall Tour. Front.

TAB SMOKE
Official t-shirt graphic for Trey's 2011 Fall Tour. Back.

GAMEHENDGE
Available continuously since 1996, sales of this shirt have generated thousands of dollars for Phish's environmental charity The Waterwheel Foundation.


Of course, not every design fulfills its destiny as a piece of hard merchandise, as evidenced by this selection of beautiful rejects.

FESTIVAL 8

FESTIVAL 8

FESTIVAL 8

MSG HOCKEY MASCOT

LIVE AT MSG ELVIS

MSG NEW YEAR'S STREET MEAT