PHISH 2018 SUMMER TOUR // TICKET CONCEPTS

Here are a few different rough concepts for the ticket art:

I really like the idea of each ticket having some sort of reference to the location - I thought a cool way to do this would be to put local urban legend cryptids on them (click on the arrow on the image to see the name of the creature & the location). The background could contain landmarks or other references to the location (i.e. the bay bridge in SF). The frames could all line up so the tickets all 'connect' together no matter the order you put 'em in. Stylistically I'm thinking a monoline stained-glass inspired thing could be cool. We could come up with a nice super-bright color scheme that would carry throughout and really tie everything together and make em pop. Here are a few style references: 1 2 3 4 5 6

 This would be something a bit different from what y'all usually do but I think could be a really nice change of pace. I've been messing around with this torn paper collage style, call it 'ransom-note meets matisse'.  Each shape could have patterns/photos/illustrations etc that relate to the location for that ticket.  Here's a recent poster I did using this style . 

This would be something a bit different from what y'all usually do but I think could be a really nice change of pace. I've been messing around with this torn paper collage style, call it 'ransom-note meets matisse'.  Each shape could have patterns/photos/illustrations etc that relate to the location for that ticket. Here's a recent poster I did using this style

 The way the boxes for the info & barcode are laid out reminded me of all of the different warnings and labels that you see on a pack of firecrackers, so naturally it could be cool to make each ticket inspired by classic antique fireworks labels. Fireworks also work well with Summer and relate to the explosion of energy and light that happens at shows. Bright & bold colors, classic themes, lots of fire & starbursts, chunky halftones and weird typography.  It could be really awesome to try to recreate some of the printing quirks from back in the day. Style inspiration  here  &  here

The way the boxes for the info & barcode are laid out reminded me of all of the different warnings and labels that you see on a pack of firecrackers, so naturally it could be cool to make each ticket inspired by classic antique fireworks labels. Fireworks also work well with Summer and relate to the explosion of energy and light that happens at shows. Bright & bold colors, classic themes, lots of fire & starbursts, chunky halftones and weird typography.  It could be really awesome to try to recreate some of the printing quirks from back in the day. Style inspiration here & here