Tattoo // Monday, June 18, 2012
Mike Giant is infinitely known for his black and white illustrated portraits of tattooed beauties, his work with Rebel8 and his drawn photo-collaborations, depicting elaborate tattoos onto the models in the photos as well. An avid illustrator, tattooer and artist, the work of San Francisco based Mike Giant is difficult to surpass.
Tattoo // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A staple San Francisco based, New Mexico bred, tattoo artist and illustrator, Mike Giant- has a signature style that is easily recognized, consistently sharp and and one of those things people are always trying to duplicate and replicate (you know who you are...) Check out a couple classic tattoos Giant did a few years back.
Tattoo // Saturday, May 19, 2012
According to Mike, "All the works in the show are based around my search for a new girlfriend. And those works will be on display tonight, May 19, at Pretty Pretty Collective in San Francisco, feautruring all new works written out in sentence form. Like Sir Mix-A-Lot lyrics.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This Saturday, March 24. Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will be opening our 18th Birthday exhibition, Juxtapoz Turns 18. This week, we will be doing teasing previews of the entire exhibition, and today we have works from Mike Giant, Mark Ryden, Kathy Schorr, Skinner, Dennis McNett, Niagara, and Tiffany Bozic.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Two San Francisco staples, Mike Giant and Apex, doing what they do best; a clean, bright and bold collaborative piece on an SF wall. Video by Montana Colors USA. Video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Mike Giant and the Skullz Press premiered three new zines, had a slammin' party, and exhibited a bunch of new posters at the Hydrilla event space in S.F. this past Saturday night. The three zines out now are The Americana Tattoo Flash Collections: Volume One, Buddhist Basics, and GoatHedz Zine #2.
Tattoo // Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Skullz Press is having a zine release party tonight in San Francisco for three new titles: The Americana Tattoo Flash Collection: Volume One, Buddhist Basics, and Goatheadz 'Zine #2. Mike Giant will also be on hand to present new works and host a graffiti history slideshow.
Tattoo // Friday, November 11, 2011
We just walked by a Giant One piece in our neighborhood this morning, so seeing this stop-motion video on Mike Giant painting on Haight Street in 2011 seemed like a nice start to our Friday morning. The video was made by Sean Desmond, and Giant talks about his history in graffiti and his current inspirations.
Erotica // Monday, October 17, 2011
Mike Giant, an influential graffiti artist, tattoo artist, and clothing designer, wields his medium of choice, the sharpie, with such dexterity and swagger that an entire line of Sharpie markers carry his name. Giant has retired from tattooing to focus full-time on his art, his globe-trotting adventures, and REBEL8, a clothing line he helped establish in 2003.