Upperplayground News

Aries by Sam Flores

Introducing Aries, the first in a new Zodiac-themed design series by San Francisco-based artist and long time contributor Sam Flores. Each month we'll be releasing a new Zodiac-themed design from Sam, starting with Aries and going right around the wheel to Pisces.


Aries by Sam Flores

Ocean Dwellers, Desert Dwellers by Jess Mudgett

Jess Mudgett is a Portland-based artist and a friend of the brand for years. Originally from Colorado, Jess is inspired by the open road and open space of the high desert mountains. His primary mediums are India Ink on Arches paper unless its painting on old forgotten objects he finds on his travels around the USA. Large scale wall painting has been Jess’s focus the past few months. Hoping for lots of traveling and painting walls is in the near future. Mudgett’s work has been seen on the West Coast in restaurants, coffee shops as well as various business’s in Los Angles, San Francisco, Portland, Idaho, Colorado. Jess also worked at the Upper Playground PDX shop while attending college in Portland. Oh, and he's a totally rad skater to boot.



The Fish Kit Is Here

To help us celebrate the reopening of our San Francisco and Portland stores after a long lockdown, Jeremy Fish has created The Fish Kit, featuring two new limited edition designs, The Bird Is The Word and Bunny Beard. Jeremy also worked with us to cook up a Golden Ticket Giveaway to celebrate the launch. Lucky winners get one of three signed original pencil drawings by Jeremy. Check out the details here and get yours.