Monday, May 19, 2008
Alex Pardee x Obama x Upper Playground
The 008 and Upper Playground Partner with Alex Pardee to Support Barack Obama
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2008 In an ongoing effort to secure Democratic hopeful Barack Obama's presidential bid, The 008 and Upper Playground have collaborated with Northern California-based artist Alex Pardee to create new limited screenprints of PardeeÕs portrait of Obama. The Alex Pardee poster is part of an ongoing series of artist collaborations in support of Barack ObamaÕs presidential campaign.
The Alex Pardee designed, 18" x 24" limited screenprint is now available for purchase through www.upperplayground.com. The print comes in two colors, blue and gray, with 100 prints available in each colorway. Each print will be signed and numbered by Alex Pardee and retail at $200. Each poster is a pre-sale item and will not ship until June 2, 2008. All proceeds from the sales of each design from the Alex Pardee Obama poster will go directly to creating more campaign T-shirts, posters and stickers by other artists in support of Obama's bid for President. The previous Munk One poster design was used in bus shelter and billboard advertisements throughout Philadelphia prior to the primary in Pennsylvania.
For more information on Alex Pardee (www.eyesuckink.com) and his endorsement for Obama, please visit www.upperplayground.com.
The 008, Alex Pardee, and Upper Playground would like to thank everyone who continues their support of the Barack Obama campaign.
About Alex Pardee
Alex Pardee’s unique style is one conceived through watching years of horror movies, writing graffiti and listening to gangster rap. His work best represents that of a circus sideshow cemetery. Final pieces are often brought to life by translating random shapes and colors into signs of torment and absurdity. By juxtaposing these two conflicting moods, Alex makes his works more personal to his viewers, forcing them to project their own feelings and emotions onto each character in his twisted universe.
About Upper Playground
Based in San Francisco, California, Upper Playground was founded in 1999 and has become a leader in today’s progressive art movement with its innovative apparel line and art gallery, FIFTY24SF. Recognized as a catalyst for the fusion of fashion with art, Upper Playground produces apparel lines bi-annually and features designs from notable local and international artists. The apparel line is sold nationally and internationally in over 300 boutiques and online. Upper Playground’s FIFTY24SF Gallery showcases art from some of the best contemporary artists in the world with its monthly art exhibits. Please visit www.upperplayground.com for more information.
About The 008
The 008 is a volunteer group of young professionals with extensive entertainment and political experience who have united with the common goal of electing Barack Obama President of the United States. Pooling rolodexes, social and intellectual capital, along with the objective of fueling a Movement that strategically unifies and mobilizes a new generation of inspired, politically-active Americans. The 008 formed in December of 2006. For more information about 008 visit www.008themovement.org.
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Press Release and Photos courtesy of Upper Playground.