After 48 Years, The San Francisco Bay Guardian is forced to shut down this week: Final issue cover by Jeremy Fish

The San Francisco Bay Guardian which served as a weekly, leading progressive voice in the city of San Francisco since 1966, is closing after its final issue which was released this past Wednesday.  Jeremy Fish, who was asked to work on the cover art for its last ever issue said:

” With a broken heart, I proudly present the last issue ever of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.  I was unaware this would be the final issue when I drew it, but the day of the dead theme they requested seems so appropriate now as an SF institution dies a tragic death today.  RIP SFBG and thanks for everything over the years.  I will miss you.” – Jeremy Fish via Instagram

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The Bay Guardian originally founded  by Bruce Brugmann and his wife, Jean Dibble, 48 years ago, will now be missed by the SF community.

 

MOMENTS Festival 2014: A Celebration of Independent Art & Cuture

Upper Playground favorite, Jeremy Fish is planning to be in Malaga, Spain to lead workshops and and to present an exhibition of his work at the  MOMENTS Festival.  The festival focused on indie contemporary culture includes films, workshops, lectures, music, photography and art.  If you’re traveling through Spain beginning of Nov. stop by to check out the festival:

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About the Festival:

MOMENTS is a multidisciplinary festival aimed at those who love the most daring and independent contemporary culture. It is also a place to enjoy documentary films, workshops, lectures, music, art and photography, underground literature… and be sumerged inside the subcultures of skateboarding and This festival is a unique opportunity to discover the history of these alternative scenes that were born thanks to the Do It Yourself philosophy deeply rooted in punk and hip-hop and has forever changed the concept of art around the world. A pioneer event in Spain that will be held from the 5th to the 7th November at the San Telmo School of Art in Málaga in order to highlight the kind of work that usually has no place either in advertising or in major international showcases. But they are all 100% authentic and truly

Place: San Telmo Art School (Málaga).

Ticket price: Free (except workshops)

Dates: 5th, 6th and 7th of November

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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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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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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.

Upper Playground x Jeremy Fish launches ‘The Jeremy Fishing Contest’

“BIGGEST FISH WINS! Its summertime dudes, time to skip summer school, or quit your job and go fishing. Coming from a long line of fisherdudes, artist Jeremy Fish would like to support the anglers out there both amateur and professional. From the Captain Ahab’s to the Chilly Willy’s, all are welcome to compete in this first annual Big Fish-off.” -JF

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1) Follow @mrjeremyfish and @upperplayground on Instagram

2) Post a photo of yourself with the biggest fish you can catch, borrow, or steal. Must display the hashtag: “#jeremyfishingcontest” in the picture, so we know its legit. Either hold up a sign, or just write it on the fish. Be sure to tag @upperplayground + @mrjeremyfish + #jeremyfishingcontest so we can find your entry.

3) Must be a real photo. No Photoshopping you and a whale together!

4) Three winners will be chosen, 1) biggest fish 2) funniest photo 3) worst fish.

5) Each winner gets a signed copy of Jeremy Fish’s recent book “Happily Ever After”, and the BIGGEST FISH wins a book and an original drawing.

6) Mr Fish himself will judge the fish photos, based on size, humor, and overall radness of the Fisherman or Fisherwoman.

Winner will be announced at the end of July! Good luck!

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Starting Today: FREE JEREMY FISH PRINT with Each Purchase at Upper Playground

For a limited time, a free Jeremy Fish Print will be included with each online purchase while supplies last.  These prints are 8 x 10inches, screen printed and are available exclusively at Upper Playground only.  If you’re interested in seeing what else Jeremy Fish has in store, checkout his brand ‘Superfishal’ HERE and visit his website at sillypinkbunnies.com  to see what he’s been up to.

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‘Happily Ever After: The Artwork of Jeremy Fish’ – Upper Playground Book release and signing April 26, 2014

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.

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An Upper Playground x Superfishal Exclusive: Presale of ‘Happily Ever After: The Artwork of Jeremy Fish’

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Just in time for Jeremy Fish’s solo show, ‘Hunting Trophies’ opening this Saturday, April 5th at the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, Upper Playground is pleased to announce an exclusive release of Fish’s latest book, ‘Happily Ever After: The Artwork of Jeremy Fish’.  The hefty hard cover book with 208 glossy color pages, comprehensively trace the creative trajectory of Mr. Fish from 2008 to the present.

“Happily Ever After is my 6th book project, and the follow up to my last book “Once Upon A Time”. The book 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.”  — J.Fish

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For more about Jeremy Fish visit sillypinkbunnies.com

 

New works by Jeremy Fish at Mark Moore Gallery: HUNTING TROPHIES Opening April 5th, 2014

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Upper Playground favorite, Jeremy Fish is opening his solo show, Hunting Trophies, in Los Angeles from April 5th-May 3rd, 2014.  He is presenting a new body of work centered on questioning our concept of ‘value’. In an effort to point out our own fixations on acquiring prize possessions, Fish reflects on our own predatory consumption of goods as a society.  The show is planned to be an immersive installation, all in signature Jeremy Fish style, full of layered narrative constructions and mysterious plots crafted with his expert guidance as narrator.

Here are some previews from the show:

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