Los Angeles graffiti legend SABER delivers new Tees in classic SABER script for Upper Playground. HANDSTYLE O5 TEE in Black and HAND STYLE O8 TEE in Black is now available online at www.upperplayground.com.
Summer is finally arriving and on Saturday, June 1st, Lower Haight will be celebrating with its annual Summer Art Walk from 4-9PM. With art shows, live music, food and drink specials, and discounts galore throughout the neighborhood, there will be plenty to do and see. Drop by and say hello at our Upper Playground Fillmore location and check out the opening of Wendell McShine’s new solo show, Raccoon’s Law opening on the same day at Fifty24SF Gallery.
Upper Playground’s Heritage Preservation Society in conjunction with the California Historical Society presents the first edition of Barbary Coasters. Culled from a fine assortment of ninteenth century liquor and medicinal advertisements, theater playbills and secret society symbology, the 4-coaster set pays tribute to the debaucherous era of San Francisco. Available online: BARBARY COASTER SET
Trailer for street artist JR’s new documentary film “Inside Out” set to run on HBO:
This fascinating documentary tracks the evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world, the wildly popular ‘INSIDE OUT’. Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates entire communities to define their most important causes with incredibly passionate displays of giant black and white portraits pasted in the street. We witness young and old taking ownership of walls that were previously restricted and in doing so testing the limits of what they thought was possible. In capturing the process, Alastair Siddons creates a glowing testament to the power of image and the role that art can play in transforming communities.
An official Documentary Feature Spotlight selection at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, the film will premiere at the SVA Theatre on West 23rd Street, on Saturday, April 20th and debut exclusively on HBO on Monday, May 20th at 9pm ET/PT.
More Info at Inside Out Project
Award winning filmmaker and artist, Joey Garfield (who co-directed ‘The Run Up‘- a documentary series produced by Upper Playground) is opening a show in Chicago at the Silo Art Space. The show titled, The Sound of Never is described by Garfield as the following:
“Music, attitude and simplicity is constant in my work, the repurposing of wood and found objects keeps me grounded. I love the snap, crackle, and pop of vinyl when it played or even broken. By organizing and remixing the vinyl shapes in my art, it allows me to celebrate the old school while keeping it all new.”
SOUND OF NEVER Opening Reception May 18, 2013. Running dates: May 18 – May 28. For additional info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Directed by Joey Garfield and Shaun Roberts, ‘THE RUN UP’ is a documentary composed of one-on-one interviews with twenty-six of the most eminent artists of today. Produced by Upper Playground in association with Fifty24SF, artists featured in the film include: Herbert Baglione, Estevan Oriol, Cody Hudson, Chris Pastras, Mark Bode, Mr. Jago, Will Barras, Wes Humpston, Futura, Jeff Soto, Above, Kofie One, Heavyweight (HVW8), David Ellis, Ryan McGinness, Jose Parla, Swoon, Rostarr, Mister Cartoon, Maya Hayuk, Doze Green, WK Interact, Dzine, Jason Bass, Ron English and Logan Hicks.
David Choe and Estevan Oriol’s recent trip to the Middle East with Upper Playground concluded at The Pavillion, in Dubai. Their 40 minute presentation titled ‘VIP, No Problem: David Choe and Estevan Oriol’s Journey Through the Middle East’ included a photo presentation of their journey through Turkey, Afghanistan and Dubai with additional commentary by David and Estevan. A Q&A session was held afterwards.
Special thanks for the event go out to: Nima Nabavi of @digitalgravel, Sunny from The Third Line (http://www.thethirdline.com) and Gabby who helped organize the show.
For more information about The Pavillion visit: http://pavilion.ae/
Upper Playground in association with Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, launched an online Instagram competition Monday in search of the best snoopified image from fans of the new Photo Application, SNOOPIFY. The app available for IOS and Android devices are free to download at Snoopifyapp.com. With over 400,000+ active users engaged in snoopifying friends, family and anything they can think of, the app has taken the entertainment app world by storm. Mentioned and praised by the TechCrunch as “The Greatest Mobile Photobombing App Of All Time” Snoopify is quickly becoming a must-try popular app, becoming a house-hold name not just in America but the across the world. Try the app and compete this week for an awesome Munk-One designed shirt, sponsored by Upper Playground.
The Contest Rules
1 – Download Snoopify from @snoopifyapp.com
2 – Snoopify your favorite Pic!
3 – Follow accounts @snoopdogg & @upperplayground
4 – Hashtag #snoopifybestpic, for your chance to win a free Upper Playground T-shirt designed by Snoopify App graphic artist, Munk One!
5 – Pic with the most likes wins.