New Splash Brothers Jackets Released at Upper Playground

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Upper Playground just released four new Splash Brothers Jackets with new color options in Khaki, Forest, Cardinal and Navy. Complete with water resistant coating, drawstring closure and elastic cuffs, the Splash Brothers Jacket will keep you dry and warm year-round. Details include antique brass eyelets and embroidered UP Walrus Logo. Available now at upperplaygound.com.

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DEVOLUTION: Group Exhibition Opening August 1st at Fifty24SF Gallery

Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground presents “Devolution”, group exhibition featuring the work of Smithe, Tina Lugo, Lauren YS and Benjamin Constantine. “Devolution” Opens August 1st 2015, 7pm at Fifty24SF Gallery.

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Smithe

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Benjamin Constantine

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About The Artists:

Benjamin Constantine: Benjamin is a predominantly self taught artist living and working in Brisbane, Australia. In his pieces, casts of anonymous characters interact, in states of anxiety or elation, elements within or around them often becoming involved and synonymous. Constantine’s work has appeared in VICE comics, the Fantagraphics’s publication ‘Beasts!2′ and in ‘Secret Prison’ amongst others.

Tina Lugo: Tina’s work expresses a sexual and often tongue-in- cheek humor fueled by cartoons, animation and early 90’s television. The use of enamel and plexiglass in her work is to suggest that the smooth, hyper-gloss finishing of a world that allures us will always be beneath a transparent barrier we can touch but never enter-a replication of the voyeuristic qualities we all posses. Her style references and pays homage to her variety of modern influences which include: Takashi Murakami, Toshio Saeki, Hanna Barbera, Japanese animation, and Henry Darger. Tina Lugo was born and raised in the Bronx and recently moved to Portland. She studied at the School of Visual Arts.

Smithe: Born and raise in Mexico City, Smithe begain drawing around age 12. Influenced by the local graffiti artists in his neighborhood, Smithe would walk the city and look at the graffiti on the walls. He was intrigued by how quick you could get a message out. Smithe’s art has opened many doors for him as he has traveled the world showing his work, with shows in England, Belgium and Germany.

Lauren YS: Lauren YS is a Bay Area based fine artist, illustrator and muralist. For “Devolution,” Lauren has collected a host of her characters in states that play off her interpretation of the word: entanglement, malaise or playful struggle. YS graduated from Stanford in 2013 and showed her first artworks at FIFTY24SF. She has since completed a residency in Vienna at Rabbit Eye Movement and painted at several international mural festivals.

New Youth T-Shirts For Summer at Upper Playground

Upper Playground releases a collection of Classic UP designs in Youth T-Shirts this week. Featuring favorites I Left My Heart by Jeremy Fish, Cali Bear by Munk One and Ruthless by Dustin Canalin, the Youth T-Shirts comes just in time to stock your closet for the rest of Summer. Check out a few below and visit upperplayground.com to view the full Collection.

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The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book Contest

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Following last week’s release of “The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book“, Upper Playground and Sakura Color Products of America have teamed up for a fun, Summer coloring contest.

Contest Rules are as follows:

Show us your best coloring skills and receive a signed copy of Jeremy Fish‘s new coloring book with Pigma Brush Pens and Gelly Roll Pen Set from Sakura of America. The Contest ends Sunday, August 2nd.

To participate show us your best colored pages from Jeremy Fish’s new coloring book by sharing on your own Instagram account or Facebook timeline and tag #ItsBetterInColorMrFish. Be sure to also tag us: @mrjeremyfish, @upperplayground and @sakuraofamerica so we can see your entry.

**If you don’t yet own ‘The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book” you can enter the contest by showing us your coloring skills on your own work and explain why you would really like to own a Jeremy Fish Coloring book. Same Tagging and Posting rules above apply so we can see your entry!

Bumble Beer Glass Can by Jeremy Fish at Upper Playground

Upper Playground will release the Bumble Beer Glass Can by Jeremy Fish this Monday, July 20th. The unique beer can shaped glass is the latest in the Bumble Beer collection, with the signature Fish design currently featured on T-Shirts and Sweatshirts. Jeremy also included Bumble Beer in ‘The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book’, a Paperback coloring book with 48 pages of line drawings by the artist.

The Bumble Beer Glass Can by Jeremy Fish will be available July 20th at Noon (PST)

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New Designs Released in Upper Playground’s Summer Snapback Collection

Following last week’s Snapback release, Upper Playground adds four more designs to the Summer Snapback Collection. Check out Scrapers Trucker, Urban Coyote and two from artist Jeremy Fish with UP Arrow and Wisdome. The full Summer Snapback Collection is available now in store and online at upperplayground.com.

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UP Arrow Snapback by Jeremy Fish

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Wisdome Snapback by Jeremy Fish

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Urban Coyote Snapback

Preview: ‘The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book’ at Upper Playground

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‘The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book’ is now available exclusively in store and online at Upper Playground. The Paperback Coloring Book (9″x 12″) features 48 pages of line drawings by Fish, including UP favorites “Elephant Jams” and “Bumble Beer”.

The coloring book is perfect for children of all ages and releases just in time for the flourishing adult coloring book craze. Check out select pages from “The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book” below.

‘The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book’
-9″ x 12″ Paperback Coloring Book
-Artwork & Design by Jeremy Fish
-Published by Upper Playground 2015

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‘The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book’ Drops July 13th at Upper Playground

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“The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book” is set to release exclusively at Upper Playground on Monday, July 13th at Noon (PST). The highly anticipated coloring book, perfect for children and adults, features artwork by the San Francisco-based artist in a classic coloring book collection.

Add “The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book” to a list of exciting projects the artist currently has going on. In addition to a solo exhibition “Anger Management” on view at Black Book Gallery in Denver, Fish has just become the first official Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco City Hall. The North Beach resident will work from the Ground Floor of City Hall, creating 100 artworks about San Francisco for “O Glorious City”, an exhibition opening in November celebrating the 100th Birthday of historic City Hall.

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Coming Soon: Jeremy Fish Coloring Book at Upper Playground

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Jeremy Fish will release a limited edition coloring book exclusively at Upper Playground. The ‘Jeremy Fish Coloring Book’ is a full size classic coloring book, complete with signature artwork from the San Francisco-based artist.

Jeremy is currently showing a new collection of work for his solo exhibition “Anger Management” at Black Book Gallery in Denver. Check out select works from the show below.

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