Upperplayground News

The Vault: Sam Flores

In this month's UP Vault release, we're pleased to open the doors on the Sam Flores archive and much of the work he's done with us here at Upper Playground, from Last Samurai to Yaysiea to Billy Bronze. We've also included two new archival releases, Turntable Envy and White Tiger.

Sam Flores grew up immersed in the vast Southwestern desert, spending his youth skating, drawing and honing his graffiti skills (his moniker being Tiger).

He is uniquely noted for being an autodidact, or self-taught artist, having no formal institutional training. Sam has a passionate fan base who follows his ever-changing subject matter and themes such as innocence, femininity, natural beauty, and melancholy sentiments.

Browse The Vault to check out dozens of Sam's most popular designs.