Item description for Mike Giant: Muerte (36 Chambers) by Mike Giant...
Mike Giant's signature black ink graphics mix tattoo styles, Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration, and are unmistakable on concrete, paper or skin. The ladies are buxom bong-hitters or multi-limbed Indian goddesses, and the gentlemen carry spray cans or have flames coming out of their heads. According to Matt Revelli, Editor of Juxtapoz, Giant "has the rare ability to create technical and precise drawings, but also show depth and soul in everything he does. Most precision based artists lack the human side in their work, and it can end up stale, but Mike is able to execute on a whole different level."
Born in New York and currently based in Albuquerque, Mike Giant, a graffiti and tattoo artist, is also the design mind behind clothing line REBEL8, a prolific photo-blogger at the online magazine fecalface.com, and has shown his artwork at 5024SF Gallery and White Walls, San Francisco, American Electric Tattoo, Los Angeles, Nomad, Toronto, Misanthropy Gallery, Vancouver and many other international venues. He is the author of Pagina Vilot, Shim Rot, Flood Bart, Dairy Hicks, the Skulls Press Compendium and the monograph Giant.
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Studio: Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.
ISBN 8888493190 ISBN13 9788888493190
Availability 0 units.
More About Mike Giant
Mike Giant has grown into one of the most prolific and versaMike Giant has grown into one of the most prolific and versatile artists of his generation. Born in New York and raised tile artists of his generation. Born in New York and raised in New Mexico, after studying architecture, Giant started doin New Mexico, after studying architecture, Giant started doing graphics for Think Skateboards in San Francisco. In receing graphics for Think Skateboards in San Francisco. In recent years, Giant has begun showing his work in international nt years, Giant has begun showing his work in international galleries. In May 2002, he travelled to Tokyo to participategalleries. In May 2002, he travelled to Tokyo to participate in a group exhibition. In 2005 Giant and Shepard Fairey wen in a group exhibition. In 2005 Giant and Shepard Fairey went head to head in a collaborative exhibition called "Giant vt head to head in a collaborative exhibition called "Giant vs. Giant." Recently, Giant was invited to create work on sits. Giant." Recently, Giant was invited to create work on site at the Bologna Art Fair in 2008. e at the Bologna Art Fair in 2008.
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Mike Giant: Muerte (36 Chambers) Feb 5, 2008
If you are looking at this item you already know about Mike Giant & don't need to be told what his art looks like. Muerte like some Mike Giant books has images on one side of the page and the title on the other the images are the size of the whole page. No text just art. Like the Product states it has 96 pages and the dimensions are 9.3in. X 6.6 in. Soft Cover.
Great artwork, poor book quality Sep 25, 2007
As expected, this highlights some of the more refined and detailed works from one of my favorite artists. PRO: Lots of images, one on each page. This is why you buy the book. CON: My copy feels like it was printed on near-newsprint paper that was cut with a dull scissors around the edges. Fingerprints show up on the porous cover indefinitely. Some of the work was created in black and white, but is in the book against a field of unattractive blue (basic cyan?), and the registration is a little off as well. Ink seems to have transfered a bit to blank facing pages, creating even more of a newsprint feel.
This is certainly not a triumph of book design or physical quality, but I would still buy it, as I love Mike Giant's work and can now study his lines and motifs for hours.