Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 13, 2008
Estevan Oriol (Juxtapoz #70) is one of the most talented and influential photographers working today. Aside from shooting many of the portraits you see in Juxtapoz, in the last two months this legend has shot everyone from Kat Von D and Travis Barker, to DJ AM and Mister Cartoon. Watch it all go down in this documentary of his recent photographic and video shoots. Then learn more at estevanoriol.com
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We’ve all seen those repair shops, car rental offices, hell even your dad’s “den” displaying trashy calendars of bad photographs of half-way decent naked chicks, but here’s the real deal: Estevan Oriol and Upper Playground have just made available the 2009 LA Woman calendar, featuring the photography of famed Los Angeles-based shooter, Estevan Oriol. Yeah, it’s a 12-month calendar, 16" tall x 20" wide, featuring some of the loveliest ladies residing in Los Angeles. It should fit quite nicely on your wall, and now if someone gives you shit for having a girlie calendar, you can just tell em to stop being so shallow- it’s art. Oriol will be signing copies of this new gem this Friday, September 19th at 6pm at the brand new Upper Playground Seattle. More info on all that here. You can buy the 2009 LA Woman calendar here, right now.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Last Laugh just received 4 new tees by Estevan Oriol, including this “Protect” tee. Check out the new designs and news at lastlaughla.blogspot.com. Stay tuned for more, as The Last Laugh is expecting a few more designs to hit the Downtown LA spot soon.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Juxtapoz photo editor Estevan Oriol on assignment in Panama... Does your photog keep it real like this?
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 25, 2008
Estevan Oriol has a whole new line of fits ready for anyone tough enough to rep all that this legend, and LA, stands for. The designs shown above are a sample of some of our favorite tees, but Oriol has a whole collection of new tees and hoodies available for both men and women. One of our favorite designs above reads “Don’t do the crime of you can’t do the time.” Truer words neveoken. Grab yours at estevanoriol.com
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2008
Upper Playground LA, along with Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol's respective retail spaces, "The Last Laugh," will be celebrating their grand opening tomorrow, May 31st, from 1—8PM. Come down to Skid Row (125 E 6th Street) and enjoy all the unveiling fun. As well as the three retail spaces celebrating their grand opening, a fourth retail space, serving as a revolving concept space next door to UP LA and "The Last Laugh," will occupied by Roland Sands Designs. During the open house, it will feature a display of custom motorcycles from 1998 AMA 250cc Champion-turned motorcycle designer Roland Sands and limited-edition fashion pieces from designer and model Tony Ward's line, Six in the Face. As if it couldn’t get any better, Upper Playground LA will also be unveiling their FIFTY24LA Gallery, with an opening show featuring the works of Usugrow, Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, David Choe, Herbert Baglione, San, Retna, Saber, Alex Pardee, Ron English, Doze Green, Slick, Armsrock and David Ellis. Want more? Hit up UpperPlayground.com.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2008
SF-based apparel and art company Upper Playground, photographer and director Estevan Oriol, and artist Mister Cartoon are excited to announce the unveiling of a series of four one-of-a-kind retail establishments in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, offering customers a unique fashion and fine art experience. In celebration of the properties, the three entities will host a grand opening next Saturday, May 31st from 1-8pm that will feature a special art exhibit and appearances from some of the world’s leading designers involved in the project. As the pioneer of combining fashion and fine art, it seems fitting that Upper Playground will host a special art exhibit featuring the works of legendary artists: Usugrow, Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, David Choe, Herbert Baglione, San, Retna, Saber, Alex Pardee, Ron English, Doze Green, Slick, Armsrock and David Ellis. Many of the featured artists on display also contribute designs to Upper Playground’s apparel line. In addition to Upper Playground, the new venture includes “The Last Laugh,” which will house the Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol retail experiences. Learn more about this exciting project, and get a peek at some new t-shirt graphics Upper Playground has ready for the LA store right here…
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 16, 2008
Hollywood icons Robert De Niro and Al Pacino meet LA legends Mister Cartoon (Juxtapoz November 2006 cover) and Estevan Oriol in a Righteous collaboration. In preparation for the upcoming feature film from Overture Films, Righteous Kill, starring De Niro and Pacino, SA Studios principles Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol have collaborated with the Overture to create an iconic movie poster to promote the film's September 12, 2008 release. The movie poster is just the first in a series of collaborations between SA Studios, Upper Playground, and Overture Films to promote Righteous Kill. In August of 2008, SA Studios will open the SA Studios / Righteous Kill Downtown LA Experience next door to SA Studios' and Upper Playground's retail spaces in Downtown Los Angeles. The Righteous Kill Experience will feature limited edition merchandise and lithographs signed by Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol relating to the film. To learn more on the film, check out details and a trailer of Righteous Kill at www.righteouskill-themovie.com.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 18, 2008
Photographer Estevan Oriol, along with Adidas, and sneaker shop UNDFTD, have come together in a collaboration to release Oriol’s latest photo book, 1979 on February 1st. Accompanying the book release is a limited edition, tricked-out version of the 1979 classic on-court sneaker. This event is sure to please shoe and art lovers alike. Read more here.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 14, 2008
Juxtapoz contributing photo editor Estevan Oriol has teamed up with Adidas, UNDFTD, and Barcelona based sneaker shop LIMITEDITIONS for a major collaboration set to take go down during Bread & Butter this week in Barcelona, Spain. LIMITEDITIONS will exhibit a collection of photos that take a deeper look at streetball put together by Estevan Oriol, Adidas, and UNFTD at their store.