Upperplayground News


Introducing ALL-WEATHER WALRUS, a brand new logo design for 2020 based on our iconic Stencil Logo. This design is ready for anything, come what may. Rain. Snow. Sleet. Playoffs. It may even be available in the 49er's Gold and Red. 


All Weather Walrus

Cat Rat Dog - Happy New Year!

It's not quite Chinese New Year yet, but 2020 is officially the Year of the Rat. The first of all Zodiac animals, the Rat is wise, quick-witted and resourceful. And he always end up on top, just as he's shown in CAT RAT DOG by Mr. Jeremy Fish.


The Joy of Giving

Inspired by the 2019 release of an all new edition of ktichen stalwart "The Joy of Cooking" (and maybe also by that other "Joy of ..." book) we worked with long time design partners Morning Breath to come up with a limited edition design to celebrate the Holidays, Walrus style. Available now through 12/31.

New Artist: Nicky Davis

Nicky Davis is a visual artist living and working in Houston, Texas. If you've explored the urban landscape around Houston odds are his murals have turned your head. Nicky's art is an exploration into the ghost-covered, rainbow-splashed underworld of his imagination. His work may at first appear quite whimsical, but his subject matter is often how nature and humans interact and their influence on one another. His illustrative style is consistent across a diverse range of mediums, including: fine art, murals, and merchandise. His work has been included in gallery exhibitions in New York City, Italy, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston and his murals have been featured by Red Bull, The Houston Zoo, Arts District Houston, Seagram’s Gin, Art Basel, and POW WOW WORLDWIDE. 

We are excited about the collaboration and the opportunity to set him loose on Upper Playground. As you'll see for yourself when you check out the collection, the results are delightfully warped.



Join Us for the Upper Playground 20th-Anniversary Kick-Off at Zeitgeist Bar at 199 Valencia St, San Francisco.

Saturday, May 4th, 3 pm to Closing

Founded in 1999 in the Lower Haight, Upper Playground is kicking off its 20th Anniversary year with a throwdown at none other than Zeitgeist.

The event will include:

  • A 20-year retrospective installation of graphic t-shirt designs will be on display from Upper Playground and the artists that have worked with them over the years.

  • The unveiling of a new mural at Zeitgeist by SF's renowned artist in residence, Jeremy Fish.

  • 70 Limited Edition, Upper Playground x Zeitgeist collab long sleeve shirts will be raffled off throughout the day.

  • Live DJ's reminiscing on the old school, hip-hop roots of UP will serve as the backdrop for an event that should not be missed.

  • And to complete the time-machine experience, Lucky Lager, one of the Bay Area’s most iconic beer brands, is being re-launched and will be served at the event.