munk one

"Playground Legends" at Fifty24SF Gallery & Upper Playground

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Holiday Print Show entitled "Playground Legends." The show includes limited edition prints from artists including Brian Flynn, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Dora Drimalas, Estevan Oriol, Herbert Baglione, Jayde Fish, Jeremy Fish, Mars-1, Miss Van, Morning Breath, Munk One, Nate Van Dyke, Pez, Sam Flores, Saner and Smithe.

Opening Saturday December 14th, 6pm

Upper Playground releases 10yr Anniversary book.

10 years of the best.

We are taking a short break from our "Move #19 up close tour"  to bring you news about Upper Playground's ten year anniversary book.  Simply put: it's bad ass.

Weighing in at 3 pounds and 10" thick with 612 pages of graphics and artist commentary, this is a better investment than most college text books. Seriously.  A straight up catalog that tracks the evolution of both the company and the work of the artists involved.

Here are some between the sheets shots.


Available at  and for only $40. Congratulations and thanks to Upper playground for bringing us over ten years of  the best artists and graphic tees on the planet.

"Dream Beautiful and Unusual" MUNK ONE @ FIFTY24PDX


"Munk One" - the name should definitely ring a bell. He's the man responsible for some of Upper Playground's most controversial and amusing graphics this year. This is the man that brought us :


(all available @

So,  without further ado Upper Playground and FIFTY24PDX bring you:


Fall is upon us, and with that, Upper Playground in association with FIFTY 24PDX Gallery proudly present,

“Dream Beautiful and Unusual”

-a collection of new works, some that glow in the dark, by the multifaceted artist and designer, Munk One.

Who is Munk one?

Munk One grew up in Southern California and studied Art History and Illustration at Pasadena Community College. However, his real education came through his work experience at a silk-screen and merchandise company while still in high school. Trained in traditional media, computer arts, and in the art of tattoo, Munk One’s work has taken on a variety of forms. His client list includes bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my Valentine, Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers and No Doubt. Apparel companies that boast Munk One designs include Upper Playground, Tribal Gear, True Love, False Idols and more. Munk was also featured in Juxtapoz magazine earlier this year.

Music, popular culture, politics and personal experience make up the elements of Munk One’s inspiration. He pulls icons directly from what inspires him, communicating clearly and directly with his audience. Themes in his personal work have incredible range, from dark and grotesque, to bright and optimistic, to ironic and humorous- all while retaining a gorgeous aesthetic very specific to Munk’s innovative style.

An opening reception for “Dream Beautiful and Unusual” will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 6:00-9:30pm with Munk One in attendance.

Beverages will be provided by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company.

An encore reception will be held Thursday, November 5th from


Show runs October 1st, 2009- November 21st, 2009

Web addresses of importance:

Munk One:

Fifty 24PDX Gallery:

Upper Playground:

FIFTY 24PDX Gallery / Upper Playground

23 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209