Upper Playground x Sam Flores releases limited edition, Tiger Kids Wood Panel

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Upper Playground and Sam Flores is proud to release this week the TIGER KIDS limited edition laser etch print on solid wood.  These rare laser etched wood panels with classic Twelve Grain art work by Sam Flores have been beautifully produced ready to be hung as is. The solid birch wood frames are 8×10 inches by 1-5/8 inches deep and have been hand stained and varnished with care.  Only 30 of these wood panels were produced, individually signed and numbered by the Artist. They will be available starting July 23rd in store and online at www.upperplayground.com.

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Walrus Cruiser Pizza Party on July 31st at DLX Skateshop with Jeremy Fish

As Upper Playground celebrates its 15th anniversary, our radical neighbors DLX Skate Shop celebrates 20 years here in San Francisco. These two stores deserve a pat on the back for continuing to serve radness to its loyal customers, fans, and neighbors all these years. To help celebrate our anniversaries, both brands combined forces to create the Upper Playground x DLX “Walrus Cruiser” skateboard. Designed with love by a long time friend of both shops, artist Jeremy Fish. What could be more fun than shredding a little walrus around town while celebrating two legendary local retail establishments?

Please join us for a Pizza Party to celebrate our collaboration sponsored by Upper Playground, DLX Skate Shop and Golden Boy Pizza:

When: Thursday July 31st, 6-8PM
Where: DLX Skate Shop on 1831 Market Street

If you haven’t yet picked up one of the Walrus Cruisers, there’s still a few left online or in store at our SF Shop on Fillmore.  Visit upperplayground.com or click right into the Walrus Cruiser image below for more info:

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The genius of science: GZA & Science Genius at TED x Teen 2014

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What is the power behind HipHop as an art form to educate listeners about science? That is exactly what GZA of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan asked himself in relation to SCIENCE GENIUS, a program that tries to instill the passions and awareness of science and lyrical inspirations to underprivileged youth.

“Wu is the word, Tang is the tongue of the sword, so basically it’s about being lyrically sharp. I’ll say I’m a crazy one because HipHop is my vehicle to scientific and universal enlightenment. Growing up in the 70s and 80s in Stanton Island in Brooklyn, I was not readily exposed to the hard sciences.  You see science existed in tertiary forms during my youth. And it wasn’t until my music career matured, that I began to pursue or I was exposed to science as an intellectual pursuit. But yet still as a child I often wondered about the static from the coffee or the aluminum on the TV antenna…  ”-GZA at TED x TEEN 2014 :

“Fundamentals: Form-ContraForm” by Bekkering Adams Architects at Architecture Biennale di Venezia 2014

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As part of the Architecture Biennale di Venezia 2014, ‘Fundamentals: Form-ContraForm‘, is an installation that reflects on the concept and perception of space, time and existence by  Bekkering Adams architects.

The installation Fundamentals: Form-ContraForm explores the experience of mass and its space around it. The installation is designed to provide an experience that is not bound by the physical limitations of a space and  give the illusion of space that is extended beyond its tangibility. To do this they hung a series of 14,000 white spheres that loosely formed a cube of 2,4 x 2,4 meters hanging on a wire grid of 10 x 10 cm.  The cube is optically present in the room, and inside the cube, a cavity is created where visitors can enter. When one is standing inside the cavity, they are surrounded by a cloud of spheres that create the illusion of infinite space.

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JAPANTHER paints with skateboards at Mana Contemporary

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Japanther, an art performance/ band established by Matt Reilly and Ian Vanek, made its name with unique performance situations, appearing alongside synchronized swimmers, atop the Williamsburg Bridge, with giant puppets, marionettes and shadow puppets, in the back of a moving truck in Soho, and at shows with giant dinosaurs and BMXers flying off the walls. And now they paint with skateboards.  Matt Reilly adds paint to the wheels of his board and skates directly on to his canvas to create large, abstract paintings while putting on a live performance.  The process is definitely an important part of the experience both for the artist and its audience, and the end result becomes more than just abstract color bands on a canvas.  Take a look at their performance at Mana Contemporary and check out the resulting works from their recent show:

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Matt Reilly of Japanther performs live skateboard painting at Mana Contemporary on May 6th, 2014 from Plasticity NY on Vimeo.

Sam Flores releases six new giclée prints with Upper Playground

Sam Flores releases six new high-quality giclée prints exclusively for Upper Playground. These new prints printed on award-winning, Moab Entrada Rag Bright paper using Genuine Epson Ultrachrome Pigmented Inks ensure the best archival quality available for these classic Twelve Grain designs. Check out the list below and click into the image for more info:

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Upper Playground x DLX Skate Shop Release: The Walrus Cruiser Skateboard by Jeremy Fish

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As Upper Playground celebrates its 15th anniversary, our radical neighbors DLX Skate Shop celebrates 20 years here in San Francisco. These two stores deserve a pat on the back for continuing to serve radness to its loyal customers, fans, and neighbors all these years. To help celebrate our anniversaries, both brands combined forces to create the Upper Playground x DLX “Walrus Cruiser” skateboard. Designed with love by a long time friend of both shops, artist Jeremy Fish. What could be more fun than shredding a little walrus around town while celebrating two legendary local retail establishments?

MADE IN AMERICA, limited edition of 75
Custom Jeremy Fish 7.75″ cruiser deck
DLX custom Jeremy Fish 56mm wheels
Thunder Trucks
Spitfire Cheapshot bearings

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For more info about our friends at DLX Skateboard Shop check out www.dlxsf.com and visit Jeremy Fish’s sillypinkbunnies.com for his latest news and updates.

Jesús Benítez opens THESIS with new work at Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco

Mexican artist Jesús Benítez better known for his distinct murals full of fantastical narratives and science fiction continues his journey down that path with his current solo show at Fifty24SF Gallery , titled ‘THESIS‘.

Here are some of his newest works revealed this past Friday, July 11th.  To see the works in person please contact gallery@fifty24sf.com for an appointment.

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