Friday, September 12, 2008
Upper Playground x Digital Gravel x Obama Tee Shirts
In an ongoing effort to secure Democratic hopeful Barack Obama's presidential bid, Upper Playground and Digital Gravel, the premier online store for urban apparel brands, have partnered to produce a limited-edition line of Obama t-shirts featuring selective artwork from the Upper Playground x Barack Obama print series.
The Upper Playground x Digital Gravel t-shirt collaboration is part of an ongoing series from Upper Playground of artist collaborations in support of Obama's presidential campaign. Upper Playground has endorsed Obama's campaign by creating prints featuring artwork from David Choe, Grotesk, Justin Bua, The Date Farmers, Munk One, Ron English, Alex Pardee, Morning Breath, Mac, Sam Flores and Mear One, in addition to printing t-shirts with Shepard Fairey's Obama graphics to help support the campaign. Upper Playground was also instrumental in providing artwork for the Manifest Hope Gallery exhibition in Denver, Colorado that coincided with the Democratic National Convention last month.
The Obama graphic t-shirts will showcase the sold out poster designs created by The Date Farmers, Munk One, Sam Flores, Alex Pardee, Grotesk, Morning Breath, and Ron English via Upper Playground. Under 300 t-shirts were made for each graphic, and the retail price for each t-shirt is $20. All t-shirts will be available in men’s and women’s sizes. The new merchandise will be available exclusively at DigitalGravel.com.
All proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts will go directly towards creating new promotional projects in support of Obama's bid for President up until the election in November.