19 Feb
13 revisions of Quentin Tarantino's latest opus

Went to a great opening last night for the Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds, a Benefit for Haitian Relief at The Upper Playground Art Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. SA Studios and Upper Playground commissioned 13 artists to make alternate movie posters for Quentin Tarantino‘s latest opus, and after months of work they’re finally finished […]

Not to speculate on any particular individual’s religious beliefs, superstitions, mythologies or general dogmas – nor judge anyone on their internal mysticism – however The Loyal Subjects are combining the gooey, colorful, horrific, perverse yet somewhat upbeat world of Alex Pardee with the sprightly innocence of Christmas. As Reeses Peanut Butter Cups once so famously […]

18 Nov
The Loyal Subjects drop some limited run Joe Ledbetter and Sam Flores vinyls

The Loyal Subjects and Joe Ledbetter mashed their chocolate into his peanut butter and the subsequent result: Terror & Magnus Lava Edition. Only available at this year’s Designer Con show held in Pasadena, CA November 21st, the Lava Edition is the third release in the Terror and Magnus series. Both the Regular Edition and European […]

A sneak peak of the new vinyl figure by the inimitable Sam Flores, aptly titled “Dragon Boy”, was just announced. The 10″ limited edition figure will drop at Upper Playground sometime in September, so keep your peepers open. It features: extremely detailed gradient blends 3 separate parts creating the illusion that the  Dragon Boy is […]

This year marks Upper Playground’s 10th Anniversary. Indeed, something to be proud of.  They’re beating the drum by giving away a whole bunch of stuff I’d love to get my hands on—like this Sam Flores painting (dimensions are 6 feet by 4 feet and the medium is acrylic and spray paint on wood framed canvas), […]

Upper Playground has just released four new graphic tees (Screaming Walrus—shown above, Chained, Up Out and Serial Comedy) designed by Munk One. All rock inspired from the ‘80s. Ah the memories…long hair, moshing, headbanging, bad tattoos, big hair and Tawny Kitaen. Relive the glory days. All of the tees are available at Upper Playground store […]

Starting Monday, October 20th, Upper Playground is going to launch a daily Obama Print contest featuring limited edition, signed and numbered prints by Morning Breath, Alex Pardee, Munk One, Justin Bua, David Choe (shown above) and Sam Flores from their Obama Print Series.  Every day from October 20th-25th, they will run a contest to win […]

David Choe’s Barack Obama posters are part of an ongoing series from Upper Playground of artist collaborations in support of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Upper Playground has endorsed Obama’s campaign by creating posters featuring artwork from Grotesk, The Date Farmers, Munk One, Ron English, Alex Pardee, Morning Breath, Mac, Sam Flores and Mear One, in […]