Upper Playground x Sam Flores releases limited edition, Tiger Kids Wood Panel

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Upper Playground and Sam Flores is proud to release this week the TIGER KIDS limited edition laser etch print on solid wood.  These rare laser etched wood panels with classic Twelve Grain art work by Sam Flores have been beautifully produced ready to be hung as is. The solid birch wood frames are 8×10 inches by 1-5/8 inches deep and have been hand stained and varnished with care.  Only 30 of these wood panels were produced, individually signed and numbered by the Artist. They will be available starting July 23rd in store and online at www.upperplayground.com.

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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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The genius of science: GZA & Science Genius at TED x Teen 2014

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What is the power behind HipHop as an art form to educate listeners about science? That is exactly what GZA of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan asked himself in relation to SCIENCE GENIUS, a program that tries to instill the passions and awareness of science and lyrical inspirations to underprivileged youth.

“Wu is the word, Tang is the tongue of the sword, so basically it’s about being lyrically sharp. I’ll say I’m a crazy one because HipHop is my vehicle to scientific and universal enlightenment. Growing up in the 70s and 80s in Stanton Island in Brooklyn, I was not readily exposed to the hard sciences.  You see science existed in tertiary forms during my youth. And it wasn’t until my music career matured, that I began to pursue or I was exposed to science as an intellectual pursuit. But yet still as a child I often wondered about the static from the coffee or the aluminum on the TV antenna…  ”-GZA at TED x TEEN 2014 :

Sam Flores releases six new giclée prints with Upper Playground

Sam Flores releases six new high-quality giclée prints exclusively for Upper Playground. These new prints printed on award-winning, Moab Entrada Rag Bright paper using Genuine Epson Ultrachrome Pigmented Inks ensure the best archival quality available for these classic Twelve Grain designs. Check out the list below and click into the image 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.

At Fifty24SF Gallery: ‘THESIS’, a solo show and new mural by Jesús Benítez

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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.

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