Upperplayground News


Upper Playground in association with Modify Watches releases several design options for UP and Bay Area fans.  Each water proof watch comes with an interchangeable face, strap and slider. Now available in store and online at in various design options: 

22 Bus Watch in Brown:

UP Seal Watch in Royal Blue:

Golden Gate Shark Watch in Gray:

Beer Ale Porter Watch in Light Blue:


Bay Area Champs Watch in Orange:


Chainring Watch in Slate:

Upper Playground releases new Bay Area Champs Design

Upper Playground releases a new design this week:  The  ‘Bay Area Champs’ design will be available in store and online at as a hoodie and t-shirt in two color ways. Click on the photos for more information.

Bay Area Champs T-shirt in Black or Athletic Gray:


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Bay Area Champs Zip Hoodie in Black or Athletic Gray:

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Zerofriends: A Collection of Art and Madness now available at Upper Playground


Throughout history and in fables and pop culture, every underdog has possessed a vital asset that led to success: passion. The same can be said about art and apparel brand Zerofriends. Originally a small group of imaginative artists who shared a desire to create obscure, unique, and borderline demented artwork, Zerofriends has grown into a collective whose work has gained worldwide recognition. This is due in part to the artists’ uncompromising approach to their work and the DIY operation of the business that has sprouted from the passion of the artists involved. This book showcases the artists and illustrators who have played a major role in establishing the Zerofriends brand as one of the most unique and inspiring collections in the industry. Featured artists include Alex Pardee, Tara McPherson, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Skinner, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, Jon Wayshak, Jason Edmiston, and others.

172 Pages, Hardcover, 8 1⁄2” x 11”, 250 Illustrations

You can pick up a copy here online.


“Playground Legends” a holiday print show at Fifty24sf Gallery Dec 14th!

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Upper Playground and Fifty24sf Gallery is pleased to announce a Holiday Print Show: “Playground Legends” opening Sat. Dec 14th, 6pm. The show includes limited edition prints from Brian Flynn, Craola, Dora Drimalas, Estevan Oriol, Herbert Baglione, Jayde Fish, Jeremy Fish, Mars-1, Miss Van, Morning Breath, Munk One, Nate Van Dyke, Pez, Sam Flores, Saner and Smithe. Join us on Opening Night!