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Walrus TV Feature: Fillmore Slim

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jan 19, 2010
Known especially for his days as the Undisputed Godfather of West Coast Pimpin’, OG legend and bluesman Fillmore Slim made a name for himself on the streets of San Francisco beginning in the late ’50′s that carries through today...

Estevan Oriol LA Women Tees

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jan 15, 2010
Estevan Oriol provides three new t-shirts to Upper Playground’s January releases, featuring the beautiful and tough women that Oriol often portrays in his work. Straight Shooter and Gun Girl feature women who are ready and armed, while Ange...

Grotesk x Upper Playground “Legends” Tee Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Nov 18, 2009
Grotesk and Upper Playground team up for a series of tees featuring Grotesk’s unmistakable signature style paying tribute to various legendary creatives in the world of music and art. Featured are seven different styles, each pairing witty...

Artist Profile with Kofie on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Oct 5, 2009
Born and raised in Los Angeles, the influence of the city surfaces in Kofie’s spiraling, mechanical structures, which often resemble abstracted cityscapes and industrial developments. Involved in street art as a teenager, his work began as tradit...

Spare Paint Feature with David Choong Lee on Walrus TV (Part 2)

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 21, 2009
Spare Paint is a two-part series that features San Francisco artists David Choong Lee and Brian Barneclo as they engage two homeless men panhandling the rush hour traffic. They offer their talents to paint new, visually striking cardboard signs....

Hera for Upper Playground Capsule Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 16, 2009
For September, Upper Playground links up with German-based artist Hera on a special t-shirt capsule collection. Hera brings a combination of classical art techniques that can be found on the three new designs that feature her signature characters...

Spare Paint Feature with Brian Barneclo on Walrus TV (Part 1)

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 14, 2009
Spare Paint is a two-part series that features San Francisco artists David Choong Lee and Brian Barneclo as they engage two homeless men panhandling the rush hour traffic. They offer their talents to paint new, visually striking cardboard signs....

Rostarr x Upper Playground “The Run Up” Series

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 8, 2009
Walrus TV (from the art consortium Upper Playground) recently posted a feature on Rostarr. The clip shows the artist work backwards from a piece in the current “Run up” series, which has seen several Upper Playground linked artists complete diffe...

Mr. Cartoon x Upper Playground Toon T-Shirt

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Aug 30, 2009
Upper Playground is proud to announce several collaborative projects, to be released this week, with Mister Cartoon. Inspired by the city of Los Angeles, New York graffiti, and low rider car culture, legendary West Coast artist Mister Cartoon has...

Upper Playground x Montana Colors Artist Series Cans: Mr. Cartoon & MQ

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Aug 29, 2009
Upper Playground recently announced the launch of their new collaborative project alongside graffiti specialists Montana Colors. This special artist series of cans features designed by four of the premier artists in the industry, with this first...

HYPEBEAST x Upper Playground x Usugrow Shinganist Twitter Contest

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Aug 11, 2009
Upper Playground is excited to announce a partnership with Japanese artist, Usugrow, in the creation of a new line called Shinganist. Derived from the Japanese word “Shingan,” (meaning mind’s eye), “the line represents those people who create by...

Artist Profile with D*Face on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Aug 10, 2009
Street artist D*Face makes humorous and satirical commentary with his posters and sculptures, encouraging viewers to re-evaluate their urban environment. With his striking characters and subversively reworked pop icons, he calls attention to cons...

Upper Playground 2009 July Releases

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jul 27, 2009
Upper Playground continues their monthly renewal of artist series tees and caps. Their most recent release consists of works form David Choe, Augor, Munk One, Alex Pardee, Jeremy Fish, and Estevan Oriol. All items, along with further product for...

Artist Profile with Jeff Soto on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jul 21, 2009
Jeff Soto’s intricate paintings are built of robotic figures and sprawling, organic landscapes. As a prominent member of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealism) art movement, the influence of graffiti, pop culture, and comics is quickly apparent. Yet nat...

Artist Profile with Kottie Paloma on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jul 7, 2009
Kottie Paloma’s work addresses the humor in everyday interactions and events. Inspired by contemporary urban life, his pieces approach “social and personal politics” with biting wit. He’s able to transform seemingly mundane experiences into enter...