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Mike Giant @FFDG, Feb 7th
    Tuesday, 28 January 2014 /// Written by Van Edwards

FFDG is preparing to open it's solo show "Modern Hieroglyphics" with the legendary Mike Giant w/ a reception set for Friday, Feb 7th (6-9pm). RSVP

Below is a little taste, and be sure to check last year's "Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder".

Preview inquires, email info(at)ffdg.net

 

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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Alex Ziv & His Chopper
    Thursday, 16 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SF based artist, Alex Ziv, swung through FFDG the other day riding in on his chopper which he recently rode all the way down to Los Angeles. Maybe not the longest ride in the world, but damn, on that thing?! His legs must have been killing him halfway down.

Check out some of Ziv's newest works here, and be sure to view his last show at FFDG this past May when he showed with the talented Mario Ayala in Going Nowhere.

Alex Ziv in front FFDG on Mission St in San Francisco.

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Mike Giant @FFDG, Feb 7th
    Wednesday, 15 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Details are coming shortly, but get this into your head/ calendar:

Mike Giant
Opening: Friday, Feb 7th (6-9pm)
@FFDG

 

Yet More Art Theft
    Monday, 13 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Ouch, these guys are complete thieves having stole Tiffany Bozic's Strigiformes artwork for their clothing line. Bozic emailed this morning with the disturbing news:

From Tiffany Bozic: "Check out this lame-ass company who blatantly ripped off the Strigiformes painting, trying to sell it on ugly sweatshirts. I posted an alert on my Tumblr blog about it.

I'm sick of this happening, and I feel like it would help IMMENSELY to get some more exposure out there on the subject to help put an end to this. I can imagine this is happening to a ton of other emerging artists as well, not just me."

Has this happened to you? We've seen other large companies in the past plunder artists' works... Any lawyers out there know the legality of this? Is this a case of cease and desist?

Even though it's a rad sweater, Tiffany Bozic did NOT license her artwork for this.

She did license her beautiful image to FFDG for this print though.

 

Mike Giant @FFDG, Feb 7th
    Monday, 06 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

We've done some schedule shifting as we open FFDG's 2014 program.

We kick off the new year with a solo show by Mike Giant opening Friday, Feb 7th. Details and more information coming shortly. In the meantime, enjoy this wall action Giant did in LA w/ his homie Jaber.

Photos from his '12 solo show "Confessions of a Dirty Old Skateboarder"

Mike Giant & Jaber recent wall in Los Angeles

Mike Giant working in his studio

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