Holiday Fundraiser

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2018 by josean

Not just reading the book,

I’ve recently added some new original artwork to my fundraising site, www.phishart.com .  As some of you know, I’m also an elementary/middle school art teacher in North Philly.  With essentially no money for a budget, I’m forced to fundraise in order to get supplies for my classroom.  I created this site in order to sell some of my original artwork that I use for my digital prints.  Half of sales are donated to my DonorsChoose fundraiser, which helps me purchase supplies.  All prints are original ink and watercolor, which ship with extra prints and/or originals, as well as a thank you drawing from my students!  Direct donations can also be made here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-our-classroom-keep-creating/3787371/ . DonorsChoose is currently offering to match donations up to $50 if you use code LIFTOFF from now until 11/30! Any orders placed via phishart.com  would also have it’s donation matched during this time period, so purchasing…

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Thrilling, Chilling Phish Tour Posters

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2018 by josean

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I’ve had a busy year so far (although I haven’t posted enough here!) Since the beginning of this year, I have been working on a series of posters for Phish’s summer, and eventually their fall tour.   The series is inspired by vintage sci-fi and monster movie posters, inspired by Phish songs, lyrics, as well as where the shows were taking place.  Since the tour dates this year were announced early, I had plenty of time to research and find the right theme.  I was drawn to the vintage posters, finding many I wanted to recreate.  I didn’t realize at the time, but the ones I choose were often illustrated  by  Reynold Brown as well as Albert Kallis.  I recreated the posters as ink and watercolor illustrations, trying to make them as similar to the originals.  As I became more comfortable recreating the style, I took more liberties with the images.  The posters were created in segments, which were then scanned and digitally put together to create the final poster.  I had planned to only to do a summer tour series, but the feedback and requests inspired me to also continue the series for the fall tour.  I will create one more for the New Years Eve run at Madison Square Garden, and then the series will come to an end.  All prints are available in my shop, www.joseeen.esty.com.  They are 13×19 prints on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.

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Pantoja Art Fundraiser

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2018 by josean

Buy some art and help out my classroom!

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When I’m not drawing Phish related things, I’m an elementary and middle school art teacher.  I want nothing but the best for my students (all 750 of them), and lately our budget has shrunk to almost nothing.  Sadly, as a teacher it is expected to raise funds for your classroom, since most school budgets won’t cover everything that’s needed to ensure successful learning.  While most of my coworkers opt for some great websites such as DonorsChoose, I decided to do things a little differently.  Almost all my art starts out as ink and watercolor illustrations that are then scanned and digitally arranged.  Some are randomly given away, but must are put in a portfolio where they are forgotten.  Rather than let them sit and collect dust, I came up with an idea to get them out of my house and help out my classroom!  I’ve reopened up my old…

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Cats Down Under the Stars

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2018 by josean

I recently finished my latest Dead inspired print, Cats Down Under the Stars.  It is based off the song by Jerry Garcia Band, as well as the art of the album by the same name.  The original was watercolor and ink, and printed on 13×19 thick glossy cardstock and limited to an edition of 50.

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Prints are available in my shop , and I’m currently running a 20% off sale in my shop from 2/11 til 2/18, no coupon necessary!

Dead and Company Philly 11/16/17

Posted in Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2017 by josean

I recently created a print for the upcoming Dead and Company show at the Wells Fargo Center on 11/16/17.  My print was inspired by an old print I came across of Ben Franklin and his son conducting his famous kite electricity experiment.  The original is ink and watercolor, and prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 75.  I will have these on the lot at Wells Fargo, and the remaining prints are currently available in my shop!  www.joseeen.etsy.com

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JRAD Shirt Presale!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2017 by josean

Not just reading the book,

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I recently created a new shirt design, inspired by the Grateful Dead bears and the JRAD logo!  I’m currently doing a presale in my shop for shirts and women’s tank tops, available in multiple colors (during the presale only!)  After the presale period (which ends Friday, October 20th) a small amount will be available, in the the most popular color.

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/549630156/jrad-grateful-bears-shirt-presale

Shirts are printed on Next Level Premium Fitted Short Sleeve Crews. Available in S-2XL

Presale color options for shirts:
1. Warm Grey
2. Royal Blue
3. Kelly Green
4. Heather Grey
5. Forest Green
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https://www.etsy.com/listing/550119298/jrad-grateful-bears-shirt-presale

Tanks are printed on Next Level Ladies 1533 ideal ladies racerback tank top. Available in S-2XL in heather grey.


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https://www.etsy.com/listing/563421937/jrad-grateful-bear-shirt-presale

Printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton shirts (50% cotton, 50% polyester) Available in S-2XL

Presale color options for shirts:
1. White
2. Black
3. Navy
4. Military Green
5. Charcoal
5. Brown Savana


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Direwolf/ St Stephen Prints

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2017 by josean

I’ve recently finished up 2 more linocuts inspired by Grateful Dead songs, the 9th and 10th in an ongoing series. Although I have previously done both illustrations and linocuts, I feel I’ll probably be doing more linocuts for future songs.  These have been a challenge, but I’ve enjoyed both the process and the research involved in making these.  I’m hoping to work larger, although it seems a printing press of some sort will be necessary to accomplish that.

Dire Wolf

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A 9×12 Linocut inspired by the Song Dire Wolf .    Printed on 11×14 98lb paper. Hand pulled and printed, limited to a signed edition of 50. Prints available in my shop

St. Stephen

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One of my most ambitious prints to date, This linocut is inspired by the song St. Stephen. 11×14 print on 14×17 98lb white paper.  I have 2 versions available in my shop: the original, limited to an edition of 30, and the color variant, which is limited to an edition of 15.

View Previous song illustrations:

Cosmic Charlie/ West LA Fadeaway

Cumberland Blues

Grateful Bears

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