MECHANICAL CREATURES BY EDOUARD MARTINET

by Ariadna Zierold

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Edouard Martinet is fascinated by the biological forms of insects, fish, and arthropods. He assembles gargantuan depictions of the creatures with found automotive and bicycle parts. Martinet’s ability to build something so organic from mechanical components is nothing short of astounding.

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What sets Edouard’s work apart is the brilliant formal clarity of his sculptures, and their extraordinary elegance of articulation. His degree of virtuosity is unique: he does not solder or weld parts, his sculptures are screwed together. This gives his forms an extra level of visual richness.

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WARNING: VINTAGE VANS ARE TRENDING!

Jeremy Fish x Upper Playground releases new Superfishal designs this week focused on “survivor relics of the true era of Vanning”.

“Much like the sad trending of fixed gear bikes, and more recently vintage chopper motorbikes, the iconic 70’s van is unfortunately somehow having a retro resurgence. We at Superfishal have been up on the vintage van game for the last 15 years, and have always loved a good shaggin wagon, stabbing cabin, or rolling room. The vintage van t-shirt capsule is a direct reflection of our everlasting love for a little home on wheels. Don’t get it twisted, these drawings were inspired by real survivor relics of the true era of Vanning. Be sure to score these now before naked tattooed unicycling becomes the thing to match your old timey haircut and weak facial hair.”-JF

Check out the new designs and pick up the gear here.

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Jeremy Fish x Upper Playground “The Golden Hills” Print

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Next week, Upper Playground and Jeremy Fish will be releasing a new print, “The Golden Hills,” as an opening message to Fish’s exhibition at FIFTY24SF this summer. The print is made in an edition of 100, signed and numbered the artist, and printed at the fantastic Bloom Press in Oakland, California.

The print will be on sale at Upper Playground’s webstore on Monday, May 21, 2012.

“This drawing was inspired by that looming feeling that San Francisco is an isolated island from the rest of the country. As SF becomes more and more expensive, and the lower income creative folks that make this city pulse get squeezed off the island, “the city that knows how” will slowly transform into a sterile west coast Manhattan full of tech chads and internet gurus.” —Jeremy Fish

“the golden hills”
4 colors screen printed on Domtar Cougar 100# Cover paper.
In edition of 100, signed and numbered.
Printed by Bloom Press in Oakland.

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Jeremy Fish x Upper Playground “Listen and Learn” App

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Jeremy Fish and Upper Playground have teamed up to create a new app to bring Fish’s groundbreaking “Listen and Learn” exhibition to your iPad and iPhone.

This past summer at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC, Jeremy Fish created an interactive exhibition, Listen and Learn,  featuring 30 paintings based on stories told my some of Fish’s closest friends and inspirational talents. Each painting was accompanied with headphones to allow visitors to listen to the audio recordings while viewing Jeremy’s visual interpretation of the story on the wall. Fish gathered Snoop Dogg, Aesop Rock, Mike Giant, Lance Mountain, El-P, Ron English, Ricky Powell, and many others to get some of their most inspiring stories on record.

As not all of Fish’s closest fans made it out to the exhibition, we have collaborated on the “Listen and Learn” app, bringing the interactive experience to your iPad and iPhone and bring new life to Fish’s “story paintings” and most experimental gallery show to date. The app comes bundled with 30 images of Fish’s paintings and 1.5 hours of audio stories that accompanied and inspired each piece. The “Listen and Learn” app also comes with a handful of videos and gallery of images from Fish’s exhibition.

Pick up the APP here.

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People and the Fish They Look Like

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You don’t see this everyday. This is a new series by Ted Sabarese called “Evolution,” where he matches people up with their Fish doppelgangers. It sort of works well, doesn’t it? Sabarese says of the project, ” With all the recent, fiery controversy between evolution, creationism, intelligent design, science, religion, the political left, right, etc., I thought it might be provocative to throw my visual two-cents into the ring. The images beg the question, is it really so difficult to believe we came out from the sea millions and millions of years ago?” That red head just wiggled at us. (via)

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What the hell is this Ed Lee Video all about?

Didn’t Ed Lee not want to run at some point? Didn’t he sort of lie to we San Franciscians? (Note to others, Ed Lee is the interim Mayor of SF who is now running for the full time gig.) And although this video is bizarre to a degree we can’t even fathom even with the Internet, and sort of incredible, we kind of don’t know if it is scoring our vote. Had they included the cast of Full House, E-40, Mrs Doubtfire, Jeremy Fish, or that dude in Black Eyed Peas who doesn’t talk, then we might have been sold.

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Cheer the Beard New Era from Jeremy Fish for Upper Playground

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Even though the Giants season is lost and Brian Wilson has been injured for quite awhile now, this Jeremy Fish “Cheer the Beard” hat is pretty slick. You get your own J Fish beard with your New Era.

The New Era is made of corduroy exterior with an embroidered felt face detail and features a velcro attachable felt beard which fastens to the inside rim of the cap. The “Cheer the Beard” New Era is available exclusively at Upper Playground’s online store and at all Upper Playground locations.

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