The San Francisco art collective of Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF are set to invade Los Angeles later this month. Four retail spaces will open up on Downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, each with their own distinct theme and range of products. Upper Playground’s talented twosome of Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol will be among the artists displaying works which include Usugrow, Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, David Choe, Herbert Baglione, San, Retna, Saber, Alex Pardee, Ron English, Doze Green, Slick, Armsrock and David Ellis. A fourth bonus space will have a revolving range of items, however the debut of the space will be marked by a display from Tony Ward’s Six in the Face collection as well as a display of motorcycles from Roland Sands. As the release date nears, look for this space to also develop into one of the main launching points of Overture Films “Righteous to Kill” movie. Seen here are some of the t-shirt designs set to release at the opening of the locations.
Upper Playground & The Last Laugh
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Time: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
125 E. 6th Street (between S. Main St. and S. Los Angeles St.)
Downtown Los Angeles, California
Beyond your usual retro lifestyle models from adidas like the Superstar, Campus, Forum and ZX running series emerges the Sunny. The simple vulcanized sneaker which debuted in ‘84 features a canvas upper, contrast stitching and the classic Trefoil logo on the side. With both a low and high top available, check them out at styles.
Continuing with UNDFTD’ regional tour t-shirts covering their various branches across the United States and Japan comes the Santa Monica joint. If you have strong affiliations with the Santa Monica location, this makes perfect sense. Available exclusively at UNDFTD SM on May 24th. In the last few days, we’ve already seen highlights for Tokyo and Los Angeles.
One of the most anticipated Reebok dual label sneaker projects is set for release on May 31st at Bodega (6 clearway st.).
Designed by Bodega, the Escape Pack was inspired by the renegade, borderline legal, semi-dangerous, insanely cheap, revolutionary, independently run bus lines that link Boston’s Chinatown to NYCs Chinatown.
Retailing for $200 USD, the pack includes everything you need to escape to another city for an overnight excursion. An exquisitely designed Reebok Omni Pump Lite is the centerpiece of the project featuring a luminous jade and charcoal color-way detailed with a map of the route embossed on the ankle collar. A matching 5-panel cap by “ELM” and tee are also included in the pack. Various essentials including, but not limited to, mix-tapes, rolling, papers, paint markers, and good luck charms round out the contents of this extremely limited release. Only 100 Escape packs have been produced. Within ONE of the packs is a GOLDEN TICKET upgrade. The lucky winner of the upgrade will get airfare to anywhere in the continental US, as well as a suitcase filled with past limited releases from Reebok.
New circumstances have allowed for the additional release of another 200 pairs of Bodega x Reebok Pump Omni Lites in the form of the Travel Pack. Unlike the comprehensive Escape Pack ($200) outlined above, the Travel Pack ($150) features a gym sack and a pack of lucky charms. The Escape Pack is ONLY available at Bodega, however the Travel Pack will be available at Alife Rivingtion Club(NYC), Ubiq (Philly), UNDEFEATED(La), Livestock(Toronto & Vancouver), Kicks/ Hi (HI), St. Alfred (Chicago), Huf (SF), ACU(Shanghai).
The New York based sneaker boutique, The Rivington Club, is set to release a new sneaker with Asics. Utilizing the Asics Gel Lyte III model, Rivington Club has come up with two colorways each featuring a woven label on the heel counter as well as a A.R.C. branded foot bed art. The sneakers are set to release in June and will be available exclusive the Rivington Club and at www.rivingtonclub.com.
Before we’ve shown you the Hot Lava colorway for the retro Nike Air Tech Challenge II, now they just released a new colorway. The new color combination uses white as a base with gray and blue trims, and a bright neon orange for the Swoosh and sole. A very nice colorway to keep in tone with the retro look. Now available at Proper.