Monday, March 31, 2008

"Breathe In, Breathe Out"

Usugrow sent over some images of his work in progress for his
solo show at FIFTY24PDX this week. New works on canvas and paper, opening Thursday, April 3rd at 6pm. And yes Usugrow will be here for the opening.

Munk One Hope Bus Shleter Ad

Seen on the streets of Philly . . . .

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cultured! A Gallery Hop in Lower Haight Friday, April 5th

Gen Art in collaboration with D-Structure, Lower Haters and Upper Playground's FIFTY24SF Gallery would like to invite you to Cultured!, a gallery hop in the Lower Haight to view the artists in resident’s work within each shop. Meet the artists, listen to great backbeats, support your local businesses and enter to win something fantastic from each gallery shop.

Fifty24SF Gallery will be presenting two solo shows featuring the work of Lucy McLauchlan from Birmingham, UK and Slick from Los Angeles. For more info on the show visit our website. For more info on the Gallery Hop click here and be sure to RSVP at

Obama Bus Shelter Ads Popping Up in Philly

All the proceeds from the sales of all of our Obama T-shirts, posters, and stickers have gone to make ads like this possible in major cities and primary battlegrounds like Philadelphia. Thank you to everyone, and check out the new Sam Flores and Munk One Posters in our webstore . . . .

And Obama thanks you, too.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

XBox x SA Studios

Here is the latest project by SA Studios, this time making XBox look even better. And I play XBox/GTA/Madden a lot, so I would know. . . here is the lowdown on the project:

In honor of the launch of the biggest game of the year, XBOX has put out a limited edition GTA IV Xbox 360 console. Only 250 of these are being made available in all of North America, 500 worldwide. You can't buy these... It also comes with an XBOX case containing a full line-up of Xbox accessories as well as some other items.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008





In an ongoing effort to secure Democratic hopeful Barack Obama's presidential bid, The 008 and Upper Playground have collaborated with Sam Flores and Munk One to create two new limited screenprints of each artist's portrait of Obama. The Sam Flores and Munk One posters are part of an ongoing series of artist collaborations in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

The Sam Flores and Munk One limited screenprints are now available for purchase online through Both posters will be signed and numbered by the artists and are made at a limited quantity of 200, with each retailing for $200. Each poster is a pre-sale item and will not ship until April 21, 2008. All proceeds from the sales of each design from Sam Flores and Munk One Obama posters will go directly to creating more campaign T-shirts, posters and stickers by other artists in support of Obama's bid for President. Currently, the Munk One design is being used in bus shelter and billboard advertisements throughout Philadelphia prior to the primary in Pennsylvania on April 22, 2008.

Upper Playground recently endorsed Obama's campaign by creating posters featuring artwork from The Date Farmers and Mac, as well as printing T-shirts with Shepard Fairey's Obama poster graphics to help support the campaign.

The 008, Sam Flores, Munk One and Upper Playground would like to thank everyone who continues their support of the Barack Obama campaign.

Monday, March 24, 2008

From the LA Times

Look what showed up at Obama's headquarters in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Mac x UP x Obama poster. . . . looks good in its element.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Awareness Test

Obama x Shepard Fairey x Upper Playground tees follow the campaign

The Obama x Shepard Fairey x UP tees have been showing up at Obama rallies across the country. Keep the support alive.

Obama x Mac x Upper Playground poster in action

This is what its all about. We will keep you posted as more Obama posters are launched in support of Obama 2008.

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Origins of the Playground


The spring line just keeps rolling in. Here are 2 new hoods we just got in.



Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Basco's show closes up this Easter weekend in Portland. Come celebrate the resurrection of Christ, by staring him dead in the face.

Monday, March 17, 2008


Let the madness begin. The O8 line is making it's debut. These shirts here are literally right off the presses. So if you want to be the kid with something that no one else has yet, get your ass in gear and shop here.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Here is a video we got from the dudes at the Portland gallery. Enjoy!

New Era by Craola

Thank you Craola. I needed a little bat New Era for my rainy March. And you can get it at Upper Playground stores right now. I mean it, this goddam second you could be wearing this New Era.

While you're at it, you can get this FIFTY24SF zip-up hoodie from Mr Craola as well. Be a fan, be a team player, get your cash together, buy the set.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Eliot in South Africa

No matter where you are, if you get a hooker, people are going to find out. Shot on the street in Johannesburg.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Alex Pardee New Era

Just in time for Spring, a nice New Era from Alex Pardee, which will match your hoodie of the same artist.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Obama '08

Art and design collective, HVW8, showed their support of the Barack Obama '08 campaign with this piece that was in their recent "Greatest Hits" show at Fifty24SF Gallery. You can show your support of the campaign by checking it out here.

Friday, March 7, 2008


Yup its that time of month again. Time for you to get your self a new cap. Forget paying your phone bill this month, they will just add it on to next months bill. Instead, get this new era hat by Sam Flores. Way better the sending 800 text messages.


This goes well with the hat.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Brand New SuperFishal Hoodies for Spring/Summer '08

Upper Playground is opening the doors to their Spring/Summer Collection with these two new hoodies from their sister line, superFishal, designed by Jeremy Fish. Mr. Fish's new release remind us of how nice it is to have a new hoodie in that uncertain weather condition of too warm for jacket, too cold for just a tee-shirt. The answer: Grab a zip-up, you're on your way, no worries. The superFishal line will be introducing new tees, hoodies, and accessories in the coming weeks, but these two bangers get you started. Available now at Upper Playground stores worldwide and at



Monday, March 3, 2008

Introducing our beaver to yours

Mr. Fish has developed a toy that will not only help you score chics, but it will also help you satisfy them as well. Who knew a toy could do more than sit on a shelf and collect value. Lets just hope Barry dosent steal your beaver and claim it as his.

Hide me

Saturday, March 1, 2008

College Daze

The Oakland Museum of California presents "Night School", an evening of art, music and those damn delicious tamales by San Francisco's own, Tamale Lady for the closing reception of the "Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA" exhibit. The museum will be hosting this event Thursday, March 13th from 7:30pm-10:30pm. Check out for more info.