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Artist Profile with WK Interact on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jun 29, 2009
New York based street artist WK Interact’s work is inspired by the concepts of movement, gesture, and place. His site-specific pieces have garnered notoriety through the obvious concern for spatial context with which he approaches each location a...

Upper Playground 2009 June Releases

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2009
Upper Playground release a wide new assortment of artist series t-shirts for the month of June. Amongst the chosen artists for this batch are Denis Kennedy, Augor, Patrick Martinez, Kenyon Bajus, Adnauseum, Estevan Oriol and Jeremy Fish. Complime...

Walrus TV Artist Feature: Upper Playground/Juxtapoz Magazine U.S. Tour

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jun 15, 2009
In 2008, Juxtapoz Magazine and Upper Playground asked David Choe, Alex Pardee, Saber & Retna to paint their way across the United States. Traveling the country from Washington D.C. to the Bay Area with spray cans in their hands and cameras f...

Artist Profile with Zephyr on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ May 25, 2009
This week, Upper Playground’s Walrus TV brings you an interview with art pioneer Andrew Witten, also-known-as graffiti legend, Zephyr. During the early 80s, it was Zephyr who was part of the first wave of graffiti artists who made the trans...

Usugrow & Saber x Upper Playground Collections

UncategorizedComments ⋅ May 14, 2009
As part of their May 2009 releases, Upper Playground looks towards two legendary artists in Usugrow and Saber for a special collection featuring their respective styles. The Usugrow lineup consists of a t-shirt, zip-down hoody and New Era fitted...

Upper Playground 2009 May Releases

UncategorizedComments ⋅ May 13, 2009
Upper Playground presents the latest looks from their monthly drop of artist series t-shirts. This latest collection offers a wide variety of graphic t-shirts by artists including: Sam Flores, Munk One, Adnauseum, Alex Pardee, Denis Kennedy, and...

Artist Profile with Rueben Margolin on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ May 11, 2009
Reuben Margolin loved geometry as a student and later studied classical painting in college. The marriage of these two disciplines resulted in his creation of moving sculptures that all manifest his love for waves in nature. His giant undulating...

Upper Playground 2009 April Releases

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 23, 2009
Upper Playground introduces another batch of classic artist series graphic tees for April. Amongst the selections are pieces featuring the work of accomplished artists: Denis Kennedy, Maxx 242, and Morning Breath as well as photographers Ricky Po...

Artist Profile with SLICK on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2009
Continuing with their weekly episodes on Walrus TV, Upper Playground hits us with a look into the world of graffiti legend SLICK. This latest interview captures his journey into album artwork, music videos, films, and even gallery showings. We al...

Artist Profile with Jose Parla on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 13, 2009
Upper Playground dig into their archives for the latest installment in their Walrus TV series. Taken from The Run Up DVD, Upper shines the light on artist Jose Parla with an in-depth interview, originally done some years back. In this episode, Pa...

Hush | Veiled Beauty Exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery Recap

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2009
UK graphic designer/illustrator Hush opened up his solo show, entitled Veiled Beauty, last night at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition featured a healthy amount of new paintings inspired by graphic-novels, animation, graphic-desig...

Artist Profile with Hera on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Mar 23, 2009
In the latest Upper Playground Walrus TV Artist Feature, German-born artist Hera discusses various topics including her childhood and views on art. Taking her name from the Greek Goddess Queen, she’s inspired by mythological creatures and the hig...

Artist Profile with David Choe on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Mar 9, 2009
In this 3-part interview series by Walrus TV, artist David Choe shares his thoughts on everything including how he got his start using spray paint to his diverse techniques of warfare. These short form interviews give you a glimpse of the man beh...

David Ellis in The Run UP

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 13, 2009
David Ellis is much more than an artist – he’s an engineer, musician, electrician and mad scientist. All of his talents combine and the result are his masterful works of digital time-lapse imagination he calls motion painting. In th...

Artist Profile with Rene Almanza on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 9, 2009
Upper Playground’s latest Walrus TV episode follows the artwork of Mexican native Rene Almanza. Starting off as an underground comic book, fanzine and newspaper artist in Monterrey, Mexico, Rene has developed his continuous line technique i...