99centbrains founder Franky Aguilar opens his first solo show at Fifty24SF Gallery San Francisco

The founder and creative genius behind 99centbrains, Franky Aguilar, opened his first solo show this week at Fifty24SF Gallery in Lower Haight, San Francisco. 99centbrains, better known in the mobile world as a popular and  innovative leader in developing sticker apps has produced many of them with our favorite artists such as David Choe (Choebot), Alex Pardee (WayCooler), Sam Flores (JungleFever) and also StickUP App for Upper Playground.   99centbrains is also responsible for producing the world famous Snoopify app in collaboration with Snoop Dogg and art by Munk One, Major Lazer’s Lazergram to name a few and continues to lead in its category with apps like Cat Wang, CyberFM and Emoji World.  Taking a short break away from app development,  Aguilar has produced a show reflecting upon digital aesthetics and its short run history.  Sharing his point of view of mashup mixup digital-mania at his first show, CLICK HERE, we are excited to see how this young artist and entrepreneur will expand his career and ambitions.

Check out some of his works on display at Fifty24SF Gallery:

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Snoopify Photo Contest on Instagram begins Monday!

Upper Playground in association with Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, launched an online Instagram competition Monday in search of the best snoopified image from fans of the new Photo Application, SNOOPIFY. The app available for IOS and Android devices are free to download at Snoopifyapp.com. With over 400,000+ active users engaged in snoopifying friends, family and anything they can think of, the app has taken the entertainment app world by storm. Mentioned and praised by the TechCrunch as “The Greatest Mobile Photobombing App Of All Time” Snoopify is quickly becoming a must-try popular app, becoming a house-hold name not just in America but the across the world. Try the app and compete this week for an awesome Munk-One designed shirt, sponsored by Upper Playground.

The Contest Rules
1 – Download Snoopify from @snoopifyapp.com
2 – Snoopify your favorite Pic!
3 – Follow accounts @snoopdogg & @upperplayground
4 – Hashtag #snoopifybestpic, for your chance to win a free Upper Playground T-shirt designed by Snoopify App graphic artist, Munk One!
5 – Pic with the most likes wins.

Submission Deadline is Friday, May 17th NOON PST. Winner will be announced Friday, May 17th! snoopify, contest, instagram, snoop dogg, snoop lion, upper playground, munk one, UP vs SF,

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion gives the official Snoopify tutorial

Snoopify App: An Upper Playground collaboration with Snoop Lion, 99centbrains and Cashmere Agency, launched earlier this week to welcoming fans and warm reviews from the press.  The Free App is available for download at snoopifyapp.com for IOS and Android users.  Follow @snoopifyapp and tag #snoopify to your photos to join the growing Snoopify App community world wide.

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion giving a tutorial of Snoopify:

SNOOPIFY App Demos at Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion’s Video Channel WestfestTV

The new virtual Sticker Application by Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion has been receiving a lot of attention since its release on Monday. There are plenty of Snoopifed photos accumulating around the web but very few videos to date. Here’s a short demonstrative video of A$AP Rocky and Snoop himself being Snoopified in App:

Snoopify was developed by Upper Playground and 99centbrains in collaboration with Snoop Lion and Cashmere Agency.

Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg’s new Snoopify App Released Today

Today, Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg officially unveiled his new mobile sticker application called Snoopify. The app. features a unique array of Snoop’s iconic and latest Rastafarian-inspired stickers designed exclusively by Upper Playground favorite, Munk One.  Much like our previous sticker applications developed by Upper Playground and 99centbrains (Choebot, StickUP, JungleFever) Munk One’s clever and humorous stickers within the app allow users to apply his art over their photos and share with friends.

Available in both IOS and Android platforms, you can download for free at Snoopifyapp.com

Find us @snoopifyapp on IG and tag us #snoopify on Twitter to join in the fun.


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SNOOPIFY APP: Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg’s latest collaboration with Upper Playground launches Monday, May 6th

Upper Playground in association with Snoop Lion, Cashmere Agency and 99centbrains will unveil Monday, the latest photo manipulation app designed for Snoop Fans of all ages.

The App will feature art work by world renowned artist Munk One, who designed all the sticker assets and  the look of the application.  Free to download and use on IOS and Android devices, users will have the creative freedom to stick Munk One’s graphics in anyway they wish on their own digital photographs within the app and share with others.

Here’s a sneak peek:

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Michael Miller

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FIFTY24SF Gallery, in association with Upper Playground, are pleased to announce West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures, a special two-day exhibition and book signing featuring the iconic hip-hop photos of Los Angeles photographer, Michael Miller. The exhibition opens Friday, April 27, 2012, followed by a special book signing of Miller’s West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures on Saturday, April 28 from 2—4pm.

Michael Miller’s photographs capture a unique era of West Coast culture, combining the emerging genres of gangster rap, skateboard culture, Los Angeles street culture, and the iconic personalities who help turn West Coast rap into a global phenomenon. Capturing intimate portraits of hip-hop legends 2pac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Cypress Hill, as well as iconic advertising campaigns with street fashion giant, Stussy, Michael Miller photographs hearken back to a pivotal moment in history where he took rap, surf, skate, punk, and street fashion fused into one image. The Los Angeles-based photographer has worked in the entertainment and music industry for over 25 years, with a portfolio of over 300 major record covers, iconic supermodels of the ‘90s, and some of the biggest names in rap and jazz.

Influenced by the techniques of Peter Lindberg, Paulo Roversi and Javier Vallhonrat, Miller has developed a unique method of cross-processing film and different chemical baths for his black and white photographs. A graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Film and Television, Miller moved to Paris after university and met top agent Rene Bosne. With Bosne’s mentorship, Miller began to shoot photographs, gradually gaining jobs shooting models for John Casablancas’ agency. After moving to Barcelona to shoot campaigns fro Cacharel Paris, Miller returned to Los Angeles in 1988 to shoot for Herb Ritts’ agency, Visages. Gaining recognition within the fashion industry, the music world took notice, and by the end of 1988, Miller photographed his first rapper, Arabian Prince.

For West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures at FIFTY24SF Gallery, Michael Miller will be presenting a series of his iconic early 1990′s hip-hop photographs, including numerous photos of 2pac, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, as well as photos of unique historical perspectives on Los Angeles street culture. Coinciding with Miller’s exhibition, we will have famed San Francisco musicians, Tommy Guerrero and ORB DJing the opening on Friday, April 27, 2012. On Saturday, April 28, from 2—4PM, Miller will be signing copies of his West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures at our FIFTY24SF Gallery.

The exhibition will be on display from April 27—28. 2012, with a special book signing event on Saturday, April 28 from 2—4 pm. The book is Miller’s West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures collection.

Jeremy Fish in NYC tonight

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Jeremy Fish opens his solo show, Listen and Learn, tonight, June 23, at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC. Well, it sort of opened on Tuesday, but now the reception is going down. Go check it out. Jeremy told us of his installation at the show so we assume that is going to be good.

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