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Battle of the Bay Charity Project

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 16, 2011
The holiday spirit is in full force for many with Christmas several days away. Despite all the encompassing holiday cheer that surrounds this part of the year, it’s important to realize that for many, Christmas is often a difficult time. As man...

Upper Playground 2010 Holiday Beanies

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 4, 2010
Upper Playground releases a new series of beanies for the Holiday 2010 season, all carefully constructed with materials made for warmth and comfort, each distinctively styled and fit for an exclusive look. The ‘Emmit‘, ‘Mickey‘, ‘Gershon‘ and ‘Al...

Upper Playground x Alex Pardee T-Shirt Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 7, 2010
Upper Playground is releasing a collection of four t-shirts designed by Alex Pardee. Fresh off the opening of his pop-up shop for partner brand Zerofriends, Alex has delivered four t-shirts – Hellraiser, Spider Ram, The Carpenters, and The...

David Choe x Upper Playground x Good Smile Company “Munko” Vinyl Series

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2010
Upper Playground has teamed up with Japan’s Good Smile Company to become the official distributor for David Choe’s “Munko” Vinyl Figures. The toys were initially seen as simple sketches on David’s blog, and now following the premiere of the...

Upper Playground x Herbert Baglione Entre Nada Box & Tees

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 27, 2010
Upper Playground is releasing a four piece capsule collection from the internationally renowned, Herbert Baglione. The first part of the capsule is a hand-made wooden night-stand box with a screen printed Herbert Baglione print mounted on the top...

Upper Playground 2010 July superFishal Tees

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 12, 2010
Upper Playground release a new batch of Jeremy Fish shirts for July 2010, all part of the superFishal line. Two design are highlighted here, including the “Cancer” and “Just Bearly”, each a play of Fish’s signature a...

Upper Playground Travel & Duffel Bags

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2010
Adding even further product to its already extensive line, Upper Playground drops these new bags for Summer 2010. Featured is a travel bag in a classic houndstooth motif and a larger-sized duffel in herringbone. Both feature heavy-duty constructi...

Shinganist by Usugrow 2010 May New Releases

StyleComments ⋅ May 21, 2010
The Shinganist by Usugrow collection from Upper Playground continues as we see a handful of new releases for May 2010. Shown are four different styles from this latest batch, all taking on the familiar black/white/grey hues and the artwork weR...

Deniol Alva x Upper Playground Capsule Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ May 6, 2010
Being able to find new, talented and relatively unknown artists and give them an outlet for their work is something that Upper Playground has always managed to achieve. This past week they released a capsule collection of four tees from Deniol Al...

Walrus TV Artist Feature: Cody Hudson

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Mar 22, 2010
Chicago-based artist and founder of design house Struggle Inc., Cody Hudson’s subtle drawings and design work combine sharp wit with surprisingly candid emotion. In addition to exhibiting internationally in numerous museums and galleries, h...

Walrus TV Artist Feature: Futura

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Mar 7, 2010
Known for pioneering a more abstract style of graffiti writing, Futura played a major role in the NYCs graffiti scene of the 70s. As the popularity of graffiti art flared in the 70′s and 80′s, Futura’s work was shown alongside a...

Snoop Dogg x Jeremy Fish x Upper Playground “More Malice” T-Shirt

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Mar 3, 2010
Upper Playground has produced a t-shirt in conjunction with Snoop Dogg to celebrate his concert in the Filmore neighborhood on March 3rd, 2010. Although Snoop has defined the music of a generation and has achieved iconic mainstream success, he h...

Upper Playground x Sam Flores “Blue Wyger” Figure

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Mar 2, 2010
Upper Playground, The Loyal Subjects and Sam Flores have teamed up again to release the next edition of Sam Flores’ Wyger, the Blue Wyger. Following in the footsteps of the Orange Wyger, which was released in December 2009, the Blue Wyger incorpo...

Shinganist by Usugrow 2010 Spring Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 10, 2010
Upper Playground drops its latest collection, Shinganist, the new line from renowned Japanese artist Usugrow, which features art from himself as well as his creative collective. For Spring, they’ve developed five different graphic designs,...

David Choe “Character Assassination” Exhibition Recap

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 8, 2010
Fifty24SF Gallery played host to “Character Assassination” last week – a solo exhibition by David Choe, one of the most diverse and prolific artists working today. His art combines his interests in American and Asian pop culture, grap...