Our Q4 Catalog is hot off of the press. Along with illustrative spreads the 88-page catalog is loaded with interviews and features on leading contemporary artists, industry insiders and collaborators coinciding with upcoming releases from Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery. The catalog spotlights our newest micro-collection collaborations with full interviews, previews of upcoming gallery shows and various special projects that Upper Playground has brewing. Usugrow, Grotesk, Estevan Oriol, Montana Colors, Jeremy Fish, David Choe, and Herbert Baglione are just a handful of the artists and collaborators featured.
The catalogs will be only be available as of November 1st at Upper Playground stores and packed in with all online orders.
Labbit’s been gone too long and is back in black! Frank Kozik’s fiberglass Labbit Stool measures 30-inches long, 15-inches tall, and 17-inches wide. The Smorkin’ Labbit Stool in Black will be available on September 10 at Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers for $1,250.
Frank Kozik established himself in the mid-eighties by reviving the lost art of the concert poster. His success designing posters segued into artwork, namely album covers for music powerhouses like The Sex Pistols and Nirvana. Today, Kozik’s main artistic focus is in the design and production of vinyl toys.
We keep leaving images wherever we go…It’s hard to put in words, but we really believe in our art. Guys like us aren’t gonna stop. -Quik
Veteran graffiti writer Quik’s work has been integral to New York graff culture. Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, his vibrant, bubble letter pieces covered NYC trains and subways. As one of the era’s influential writers, his tags appeared alongside the work of artists such as Zephyr, Futura 2000, and Revolt. Quik’s paintings have since been displayed in galleries and museums in New York, Amsterdam, and throughout Europe. Watch Ricky Powell have a conversation with Quik and Seen from “Dithers,” available for the first time to the public for free, on Walrus TV.