Upperplayground News

...And Justice For All By Sam Flores

Produced in collaboration with long time Upper Playground artist Sam Flores, And Justice For All  is inspired by and reinterprets the Statue of Liberty in observance of the Black Lives Matter movement and acknowledgment of the constraints that the Corona Virus has put on the freedom of our communities. 

 

And Justice for All was created for the Summer Select release of our UP Stoked Cannabis line. She evokes the contemplative high and serenity Summer Justice Select delivers. In the bag for this release is Grease Monkey, indoor grown by Canndecent Farms in Palm Desert Springs, California.  Summer Justice Select is citrusy, sweet, with an earthy nose. The big buds are dark green, dense, and hand trimmed, with a classic Grease Monkey look.  A heavy indica, it smokes smooth delivering a very relaxed, slow you down, deep heavy mind and body high.  A little goes a long way with this top shelf pick.

Fists UP Fundraiser for the Black Lives Matter Movement

We are inspired by the millions of people who are contributing their voices to fight bigotry and intolerance.  Upper Playground does not tolerate racism or police brutality and stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those seeking justice for George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all the other unnamed victims throughout history.

To help support this important movement, we have created Fists UP, a collection of designs we think speak to the moment. All profits from the sale of these products will be donated to local on-the-ground organizations that are doing vital work to support protesters and their communities. These organizations include People's Breakfast in Oakland, the Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and Don't Shoot PDX and the NAACP in Portland.

Dirtybird x Jeremy Fish x Upper Playground

Legendary San Francisco DJ Claude VonStroke started the Dirtybird record label in 2005. In those days, he spent a lot of time in the Upper Playground store in the Lower Haight checking out designs and buying Jeremy Fish t-shirts, which basically became the uniform for his crew. Since then Dirtybird has become one of the most influential labels and events company in the world of electronic music.

So when it came time to celebrate their 15th anniversary, Dirtybird turned to Jeremy help them design a line of apparel, skate decks and a coffee table book that all say Dirtybird in the way only Jeremy can. We've cherry-picked some inventory on a few of our favorite items for Upper Playground fans, now available online.

Can check out this interview in Flaunt with Jeremy and Claude VonStroke covering their histories in SF, the Lower Haight, and Upper Playground. It's worth a read.