Mike Giant at FFDG
Friday, 28 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe
Be sure to swing in and view Mike Giant's show at FFDG running through March 8th. 2277 Mission St. @19th. Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm).
If you miss this show, don't fret. Mike Giant will be back at FFDG with an opening scheduled for February 2015... His shows sell out quick, so if you want to get high on the list, now might be the time: info(at)ffdg.net
Mike Giant working on his mural at FFDG on Feb 6th.
Mike Giant Prints Now Online
Thursday, 20 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe
We're happy to release a selection of prints to coincide with Mike Giant's sold out solo show "Modern Hieroglyphics"
showing at San Francisco's FFDG through March 8th, 2014.
Prints can be purchased through Pay Pal in our online shop HERE.
Mike Giant Works Online
Thursday, 13 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe
Works from Mike Giant's solo show "Modern Hieroglyphics" are now online and available for purchase through FFDG. The show runs through March 8th. Details: ffdg.net
I started to look at modern tattoo designs as well as corporate and band logos as "modern hieroglyphics". I thought a lot about how the symbols of our time would be objectively translated by future generations. And instead of trying to explain it, I made drawings to codify the symbolic language of our time for future observers to translate for themselves. -Mike Giant
All works from the show can be viewed online here: ffdg.net
Thanks For Coming Out
Monday, 10 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe
Thanks to all who braved the damp evening, line and crowds to get a first look at Mike Giant's newest show "Modern Hieroglyphics" now running at FFDG through March 8th. Photos from the opening as well as available works will be posted online this week -- We'll also have a rpint available as well.
FFDG is open this week Wednesday through Saturday (1-6pm).
Many came out to support Mike Giant last Friday evening in San Francisco.
Interview w/ Mike Giant
Thursday, 23 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe
Legendary graffiti/ tattoo/ clothing design (Rebel 8)/ artist/ the one and only MIKE GIANT opens Modern Hieroglyphics on Friday, February 7th (6-9pm) at San Francisco's FFDG, 2277 Mission St. @19th St. (RSVP on Facebook)
Giant's words on the show: I started to look at modern tattoo designs as well as corporate and band logos as "modern hieroglyphics". I thought a lot about how the symbols of our time would be objectively translated by future generations. And instead of trying to explain it, I made drawings to codify the symbolic language of our time for future observers to translate for themselves. -Mike Giant
Artist Mike Giant opens his solo show on Feb 7th at San Francisco's FFDG.
So your upcoming solo show at FFDG
opens on Feb 7th. What do you plan on showing for it?
I made lots of drawings on 11x14" sheets of drawing paper. The subject matter is mostly tattoo designs with some corporate and band logos thrown in for good measure. I will also be showing some silk-screened editions and I hope to set up a slide show.
What have you been up to? How has 2014 started out for you?
I spent the New Years with my friend Lina who was visiting from Amsterdam. We partied, walked around a lot and made some art. It was a great way to start the year.
What's going on with Rebel8?
We just debuted our Fall collection at the Agenda trade show where I walked around in an LAPD uniform, keeping guard on a squad car I tagged all over. It was really fun. Tomorrow Joshy and I are headed to Colorado for an industry party and some clean air.
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Mike Giant Audio Interview
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 /// Written by Trippe
The one and only Mike Giant recently sat down with Mike Maxwell to record an audio interview for Maxwell's Live Free Podcast. Mike Giant joins us via skype from Downtown Los Angeles. We talk Honesty, Tattooing Again, Efficiency, Lineage, LA, Court Systems, Checks/Balances, 70's Strength, Oprah For President, Chuck Norris ~LISTEN
Mike Giant opens a solo show on Friday, Feb 7th @FFDG in San Francisco. Details on that show shortly.
"Skater Girls - Allie" by Mike Giant from his 2012 show at FFDG
Rich Jacobs, Nate Russell, Mike Giant, Matt French and Zio Ziegler
Thursday, 25 July 2013 /// Written by Michael Hsiung
The Vans US Open of Surfing just kicked off last weekend in Huntington Beach (PHOTOS), and droves of folks cruised down to check out the surfing, bmx, and skate action in events such as, Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational and the Van Doren Invitational. Like Van's Supply & Demand show at the House of Vans, Russ Pope invited down a team of awesome artists -Rich Jacobs, Nate Russell, Mike Giant, Matt French and Zio Ziegler - do a collaborative mural in the skate bowl, which was modeled after the legendary Marseilles France Skate Park. Also artists Gregg Kaplan, HEF, and Marco Zamora were also in attendance, working on painting large shipping containers inspired by the classic Vans shoeboxes.
The Vans US Open of Surfing runs from July 20th thru July 28th, with event such as the Van Doren Invitational (skate contest) and the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th. Anyhow, here's some photos I took from Day 1 of the artists working on the skate bowl! PHOTOS
Giant Pacifico bottles were out and about along with bikinis, surfers, and families.
Hell yeah, that's Neil Blender who stopped by! Um. . .pretty fucking stoked!
Russ helping Nate stay energized and motivated with some donut exercises
Miek Giant doing Mike Giant things.
I think he really digs the Smoke Weed bit by Neil Blender, next to Russ's stuff
Mike Giant's New Book, Eternal
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe
Mike Giant swung through FFDG to show off his new huge book Giant: Eternal out now through Ginkgo Books. We're happy to report that Mike Giant will be returning to FFDG for another solo show Feb 2014. Check photos & video from his last show.
International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swathe of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable aesthetic. Mike's central practice, drawing, is informed by his training in architectural drafting, his illustrious career as a tattooist and worldwide exploits writing on walls. ~$27 at Amazon
Mike Giant with his new book, Eternal at FFDG
Mike Giant Lecture @SFAI 4/11
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe
Mike Giant will be giving a free lecture at SFAI this April 11th @7pm at their main campus (800 Chestnut St.). Mike will also be selling screen printed posters before and after the lecture.