Plastic Pizza Comes in Peace from the Creative Cosmos
Crash landing from another dimension comes Plastic Pizza, a designer toy company that takes an out-of-this-world approach to art. Founded by Jordan Fuchs, alongside his wife Sarah, in just a few years Plastic Pizza has made steady headway through the creative cosmos.
UP5 Preview – Icons of the Empire City Gallery
Iconic photos of New York City, captured by Katie Godowski.
UP5 Preview – Old Gloryfication
Exploring the history of the Stars & Stripes through artistic interpretations, Greg contrasts the partisan viewpoints and argues that ultimately the freedom of expression it symbolizes is greater than the sum of its parts.
UP5 Preview – The Big Question
This issue of UP has sprung more questions than answers as our writers grapple with the monolithic definition of an icon. What makes an icon? Do we pinpoint it in locations like New York, Los Angeles, or Havana, or do we fix it in more historical timelines like the rise of graffiti or the storied past of the American flag? Is an icon singular in nature calling on names like CRASH, MuckRock, and Bob Ross, or can we group them in collectives such as superheroes or brand names like OBEY?
UP5 Preview – NYC Art League Gallery
A Collection of Photos from the NYC Art League from the 2021 & 2022 Seasons.
UP5 – The Shape of Beauty: Tony Sjöman and the Rise of Rubin415
Tony Sjöman, has adopted many names, but most will recognize him as Rubin415, the artist who brings a poetic beauty to abstract murals. From the prime age of nine, he has felt the inescapable urge to markup walls and add some color, the natural inclination of a boy who grew up around the cold concrete projects of Gothenburg.
UP5 Preview – Inside the Mind of Ian Cinco
At first glance you might look at one of Ian Cinco’s wacky & surreal drawings and think to yourself, ‘this is incredible! What the heck is this guy smoking?’ For me, it brought to mind the famous quote from Oscar Levant; “There is a fine line between genius and insanity.” Cinco’s creative talents stretch far beyond his eccentric, funny and detailed sketches, as the artist has proven himself versatile in a variety of mediums.
UP Magazine’s 10 Most Read Articles Of 2022
To close out 2022, UP Magazine is proud to share our 10 most read articles of the year, featuring a variety of artists, businesses, and creatives who made waves in this riptide of a year.
UP5 Preview – Graff Angeles – LA Graffiti Gallery
A collection of Los Angeles Graffiti from LA Flicks.
UP5 Preview – Community Gallery
A collection of photos from the fabulous fun and chaos across the street art community, captured by Leah Gerstel (@icaptureyou2).