In this episode of Walrus TV by Upper Playground, innovative street artist SWOON shows us her paper wheat paste cutouts that have been commonly seen throughout the urban playgrounds. Her art draws inspiration from actual people she interacts with on a daily basis. Unlike graffiti art, her work displays a beautiful type of deteriorating state before nature vanishes it from the walls. Just another great example of a talented artist taking it from the streets to the gallery showroom. Check it out and tell us what you think. Comment is open.
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Here is another sic video giving insight into the life of an artist. This clip features El Mac and Retna hookin’ up the bare walls with some color. Check out this exclusive interview as they speak about being an artist and some of their works. Enjoy..
Alex Pardee, a California-based freelance artist who is best known for his artwork for the album art for the band The Used, is no stranger to working with Upper Playground. This 2012 season, Pardee used his wonderfully grotesque and zombified ideas to bring us a new collaboration filled with images as an ode to pop culture, as well as the reworking of the original Walrus logo.
Kicking off the year in true west coast fashion is Estevan Oriol’s T-shirt collection. As a photographer, Estevan’s keen eye maintains the raw appeal of the real world that surrounds us. This rawness is clearly depicted within his photography of beautiful Latina women that we see consistently through the seasons. It is this truthfulness to his artwork that makes a real life connection with the everyday person on the street.
Winter is all about accessorizing with the right head wear and staying warm. To stay on top of this, Upper Playground introduces its compound head wear collection, designed to keep your dome styling. The collection is comprised of three baseball style caps and nine beanies. These assorted style beanies are made of premium materials, some featuring pom tops and cuff bottoms.
Upper Playground is releasing a collection of four T-shirts designed by Alex Pardee. Alex Pardee has done works for Hurley International, Kid Robot, Aiden and Upper Playground before.
This collection includes four Tees each called- Hellraiser, Spider Ram, The carpenters, and The Second Hugging.
Aside from releasing of the tees, Upper Playground and Alex Pardee are offering an opportunity to snag some limited edition prints, the first 15 purchases of each of the four tees from the Upper Playground online store will receive a corresponding print of the design.
Upper Playground and Snoop Dogg are relasing a limited-edition micro collection of three t-shirts designed by Dustin Canalin.
The three t-shirts are each titled ‘Chronics’, ‘Hockey Snoops’, and ‘You Don’t Love Me’ inspired by Snoop Dogg’s ‘Gin & Juice’ music video.
These t- shirts have very limited quantities and is available via Upper Playground.