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Usugrow & Michael Sieben x Upper Playground New Era 59Fifty Caps

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 4, 2009
Upper Playground introduces two new designs, the Sword and Dear Deer, for their February drops. Designed by Japanese artist Usugrow, the Sword design features a felt appliqué alongside front and back embroidery reflective of the artist’s st...

FIFTY24SF Gallery Presents Magic Trick by Anthony Lister & Seeing Things by Greg “Craola” Simkins

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 2, 2009
Upper Playground’s FIFTY24SF Gallery presents two show openings this Thursday, February 5th at their Filmore Street location. Featured will be two of the industries more heralded personalities including New York-based Anthony Lister and Sou...

New Image Art x Upper Playground 15th Anniversary Tee and Exhibition

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jan 22, 2009
New Image Art Gallery is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year and to commemorate the occasion, the Gallery is hosting a 15-Year anniversary party and retrospective show. Many of the artists that have shown at New Image over the past 15 yea...

Artist Profile with Ben Tour on Walrus TV

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jan 19, 2009
The latest episode of Upper Playground’s Walrus TV features an artist profile on Ben Tour. Best known for his infatuation with beautiful women, the illustrator and figurative painter takes us through his process, showcasing his unorthodox u...

David Choe’s “Choegal” by Ningyoushi

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Dec 19, 2008
Limited to 1000 hand painted pieces, LA-based artist David Choe, in association with Upper Playground, presents his latest work of art entitled Choegal. The piece produced by Japanese toy makers Ningyoushi is based on a wooden toy Choe made for p...

Upper Playground Premium 2008 Fall/Winter Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Nov 10, 2008
Upper Playground takes a slightly different approach with its Premium collection as the brand chooses to offer a more upscale approach. Involving a number of different artists, the prints are seen here on high-quality t-shirt bodies with a slimme...

FIFTY24SF 2008 Fall/Winter Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Nov 6, 2008
With a large and influential roster of contemporary artists at their disposal, the FIFTY24SF collection under San Francisco based art collective Upper Playground offers up a number of creative designs during each seasonal release. While the lines...

Upper Playground Premium 2008 Fall/Winter Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2008
The Upper Playground Premium line is UP’s upper-scale take at the t-shirt as the brand meshes its well-defined artist designs with higher-quality t-shirt bodies. The selected works of Upper Playground’s proflici artist roster are repr...

Upper Playground NYC Store Opening

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Oct 1, 2008
San Francisco based Upper Playground has officially opened it doors in NYC. We have already seen the opening of a Seattle store earlier in the month and now they travel across the country to set up shop in New York City. We get a peek into some o...

Upper Playground N8 Van Dyke Orange “Pay Day” Vinyl

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 20, 2008
Released earlier in the summer in a grey and brown version, Upper Playground introduces N8 Van Dyke’s “Pay Day” vinyl once again in an exclusive orange colorway. Retailing for $60 USD, the vinyl features his stick up gun, money...

Upper Playground’s Estevan Oriol Calender & Tees

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 15, 2008
Upper Playground’s Estevan Oriol has just produced a 2009 calender titled “La Woman”, which obviously needs no explanation. Combining color as well as black and white photography, Oriol combines his district style into yet anoth...

Obama x Upper Playground x Digital Gravel Tee Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 15, 2008
Supporting presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, Upper Playground’s team of artist’s created a set of Obama inspired pieces. The tees are now available exclusively through Digital Gravel, with under 300 of each being printed. Combining...

Juxtapoz x Upper Playground x Sparks IGNITE WHAT’S NEXT

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 10, 2008
In conjunction with Juxtapoz, Upper Playground and Sparks, the 2008 IGNITE WHAT’S NEXT tour kicks off this Sunday, September 13th. The three-city tour will feature installations from three prolific contemporary artists in Sam Flores, Alex P...

Upper Playground New Era 2008 September Releases

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 2, 2008
San Francisco’s Upper Playground looks to both Jeremy Fish and Dennis Kennedy to create the designs for their latest series of New Era 59FIFTY fitted caps. Jeremy Fish’s offerings include some of his trademark skull imagery while Denn...

Righteous Kill x Upper Playground

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2008
Upper Playground in collaboration with upcoming Al Pacino and Robert De Niro film Righteous Kill is set to open a small pop-up space to promote the film’s September 12 opening. With Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon organizing the movie̵...