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
Spitfire Cheapshot bearings
Tonight marks the opening night of the first North American solo show of famed Mexican muralist, Jesús Benítez aka Dhear. Showcasing new works in the terrain of his previous themes and narratives, his paintings and a new mural currently installed at Fifty24SF gallery display his talented inspirations much influenced by sci-fiction and technology.
Mexican muralist and artist Jesús Benítez, known previously as ‘Dhear’ made his way to San Francisco this month and has been focused on the preparations for his solo show, ‘Thesis’ at Fifty24SF Gallery. Set to open this Friday, July 11th, 7pm, the show marks his first North American solo show after several duos with Smithe One. Despite recurring health difficulties and challenges, Jesús has been steadily working his beat and maintaining his presence in the world of street art and muralists. His latest mural, gargantuan in size covered a giant facade of a public Hospital in Mexico and took him about a month to complete. The ambitious project won him over many more admirers of his work and put a stamp on his talent as one of the up and coming visionary muralists of his generation.
He’s currently working on a distinct mural inside the Fifty24SF Gallery for the show and we are covering his progress as he works:
Upper Playground x Superfishal releases ‘Happily Ever After: The Artwork of Jeremy Fish’ this Saturday, April 26, 2014 3-6PM at Upper Playground, SF. The hardcover book with 200+ pages of full color artworks cover some of the best works of Jeremy Fish as he put it:
“Happily Ever After is my 6th book project, and the follow up to my last book ”Once Upon A Time”. The books documents my paintings, drawings, installations, murals, and screen prints from 2008 to 2014. It has been the best 5 years of my life, both personally and professionally, so i thought the book title should reflect this. I hope folks enjoy this book, as i spent a ton of sleepless nights filling its pages from the archives of my imagination.” – JF
Be sure to get there early and pick up a copy of your book in store at 220 Fillmore Street, San Francisco.
Today and all day Sunday WWW.UPPERPLAYGROUND.COM goes on sale— 50% off for 48 hours. It’s our 15 year anniversary, and we’re giving back to the fans for all the support since 1999. Use sale code UP15YEARS at checkout!
Fifty24SF artist, Sam Flores will be at our Upper Playground San Francisco location at 220 Fillmore Street from 5-7PM tomorrow evening for a special limited edition release, just in time for the holidays. These rare laser etched wood panels with art work by Sam Flores have been beautifully produced ready to be hung as is. The solid birch wood frames are 11x14inches by 1-5/8 inches deep and have been hand stained and varnished with care. Only 25 of these wood panels were produced. There will be a limited number of panels also available online after the signing tomorrow evening at www.upperplayground.com
Upper Playground and Fifty24sf Gallery is pleased to announce a Holiday Print Show: “Playground Legends” opening Sat. Dec 14th, 6pm. The show includes limited edition prints from Brian Flynn, Craola, Dora Drimalas, Estevan Oriol, Herbert Baglione, Jayde Fish, Jeremy Fish, Mars-1, Miss Van, Morning Breath, Munk One, Nate Van Dyke, Pez, Sam Flores, Saner and Smithe. Join us on Opening Night!
Tomorrow Only: Upper Playground shops in Portland, Berkeley and San Francisco will be having a Small Business Saturday Sale with 20% off select merchandise at all three locations. Our San Francisco shop will be open tomorrow from 10am to 8pm to accommodate shoppers. Visit any of our locations and get a head start on your holiday shopping list!
Upper Playground and Jeremy Fish is proud to release today the limited edition, lasered art panels titled, Calitechnifornia. They will be released in store at our Fillmore shop between 1-3pm today with the artist in attendance. The panels will also be available online at www.upperplayground.com beginning at 1PM PST.