Zerofriends: A Collection of Art and Madness now available at Upper Playground

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Throughout history and in fables and pop culture, every underdog has possessed a vital asset that led to success: passion. The same can be said about art and apparel brand Zerofriends. Originally a small group of imaginative artists who shared a desire to create obscure, unique, and borderline demented artwork, Zerofriends has grown into a collective whose work has gained worldwide recognition. This is due in part to the artists’ uncompromising approach to their work and the DIY operation of the business that has sprouted from the passion of the artists involved. This book showcases the artists and illustrators who have played a major role in establishing the Zerofriends brand as one of the most unique and inspiring collections in the industry. Featured artists include Alex Pardee, Tara McPherson, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Skinner, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, Jon Wayshak, Jason Edmiston, and others.

172 Pages, Hardcover, 8 1⁄2” x 11”, 250 Illustrations

You can pick up a copy here online.

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Upper Playground at Outside Lands August 9-13th!

Tickets to Outside Lands 2013 are sold out and we’re really excited to be in attendance this year. If you’re planning on going, search for us there! We’ll have a booth set up and would love to have you come by and say hello.

Here’s a great schedule of daily live painting at the triangle on the Polo field with many of our UP favorites:

Friday August 9th will feature Skinner, Sam Flores + N8 VanDyke, and Dabs + Myla

Saturday August 10th will feature Substance Mixed Media , Satyr, and Ricky Watts

Sunday August 11th will feature Chez, Apex, and Marcos LaFarga + Ken Davis

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Photos from www.sfoutsidelands.com

 

ZeroFriends SF Grand Opening: Saturday, March 16th!

This Saturday, ZeroFriends is finally having a grand opening of their new SF retail shop just around the corner from our Upper Playground Fillmore location. Open from noon to 7PM, come celebrate St. Patricks day with Alex Pardee, Skinner, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, N8 Van Dyke, Jon Wayshak, Matt136, Chloe Rice and more!

Saturday, March 16th, from 12 Noon to 7 PM
419 Haight St (Lower Haight, in between Fillmore & Webster) San Francisco

More info at their blog, Eyesuckink or at zerofriends.com

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Photos: Pardee & Skinner Signing @ FIFTY24SF Gallery

This past Saturday at our FIFTY24SF Gallery in SF, Alex Pardee, Skinner, and the ZeroFriends crew set up shop for a book signing, art signing, pop-up shop in celebration of Skinner’s new book Every Man is My Enemy and because we like when Alex comes by, too. Loads of people came on through all afternoon, and even brought Alex and Skinner gifts.

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Skinner and Pardee @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, Saturday, March 3. Signing things.

This Saturday, March 3 from 2—4PM, in celebration of Skinner’s new book, Every Man Is My Enemy, Alex Pardee and Skinner will be signing books at our FIFTY24SF Gallery on Fillmore Street. Pardee’s Zerofriends helped publish the book, along with Upper Playground and Gingko Press. Get there early, come with a book. Or, better yet, Zerofriends will be selling copies of the book, along with other Zerofriends gear. Just a head’s up.

Whilst there, perhaps you will want the Upper Playground published Alex Pardee book, AWFUL/RESILIENT… ? Buy it right here.

Alex Pardee “AWFUL/RESILIENT” Book… good to have for that signing on Saturday, March 3

As we have written a few times now on the site, Alex Pardee and Skinner will be at our Upper Playground San Francisco location this Saturday, March 3, signing books and “stuff” and perhaps even talking to you about your hopes and dreams. Hopefully. Whilst there, perhaps you will want the Upper Playground published Alex Pardee book, AWFUL/RESILIENT… ? Buy it right here.

Alex Pardee and Skinner Book Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery March 3rd

This Saturday, March 3 from 2—4PM, in celebration of Skinner’s new book, Every Man Is My Enemy, Alex Pardee and Skinner will be signing books at our FIFTY24SF Gallery on Fillmore Street. Pardee’s Zerofriends helped publish the book, along with Upper Playground and Gingko Press. Get there early, come with a book. Or, better yet, Zerofriends will be selling copies of the book, along with other Zerofriends gear. Just a head’s up.
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Alex Pardee x Skinner Book Signing @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, March 3

This Saturday, March 3 from 2—4PM, in celebration of Skinner’s new book, Every Man Is My Enemy, Alex Pardee and Skinner will be signing books at our FIFTY24SF Gallery on Fillmore Street. Pardee’s Zerofriends helped publish the book, along with Upper Playground and Gingko Press. Get there early, come with a book. Or, better yet, Zerofriends will be selling copies of the book, along with other Zerofriends gear. Just a head’s up.

We love the quote from Skinner’s high school art teacher, Larry Alberts: “Skinner is a psychopathic psycho, that’s the worst kind you know…”. So good.

“High Five!”: Upper Playground Portland’s Five Year Anniversary Opens August 4

Can’t believe it has been 5 years already, but our brothers and sisters to the North in Portland, Oregon are about to celebrate 5 year birthday. They are going to have a big group show at FIFTY24PDX to honor the occasion… here is the press…

Fifty24PDX Gallery presents “High Five!”, a group show featuring artwork from Ryan Bubnis, Bradley Delay, Meredith Dittmar, Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Bishop Lennon, Justin Lovato, Munk One, Amy Ruppel, and Skinner.

The evening will also mark the release of a brand new giclée print by Sam Flores, limited to an edition of 50, available exclusively at Upper Playground Portland. Sam Flores will be signing in the gallery from 6pm-9pm. Artists Ryan Bubnis, Bradley Delay, Meredith Dittmar, Bishop Lennon, and Amy Ruppel will be in attendance.

Beer provided by Red Hook, and Over the Top Burger will set up shop outside to slay your hunger with delicious wild game burgers.

The night will continue with the official after party down the street at The Fix at Someday Lounge, with a photo booth, giveaways, and more. DJ Kez, Rev Shines, and Dundiggy will be spinning the best and rarest of hip hop, funk, soul, rare groove, afro-beat, latin, and baile funk.