MIKE GIANT'S MODERN HIEROGLYPHICS

Mike Giant's Modern Hieroglyphics
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MIKE GIANT'S MODERN HIEROGLYPHICS



Written by Robert Foster
20 Thursday 20th February 2014

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One of our fave guys, Mike Giant has a show on in the States at the moment that we'd love to get to. If you're no familiar, Giant achieved fame as a graffiti artist, designer, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant's specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style - inspired by Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration - is unmistakable. Mike Giant has worked in media covering graffiti, design, fine art, photography and tattooing. He has shown in galleries around the world.

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


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