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Mike Giant @FFDG
    Wednesday, 25 July 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder
Mike Giant, solo show
July 20 - August 11, 2012
@FFDG, San Francisco

Photos: Amy Harrity
Thanks to INDIO Beer

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Mike Giant @FFDG
    Saturday, 21 July 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Thanks to everyone who came out to Mike Giant's opening of Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder on Friday @FFDG. Thanks to Alex Uhrich for helping serve prints, Amy Harrity for shooting photos (up in a few days), INDIO for the beers, and to Giant for signing prints and being an all around solid & talented dude.

Come through and see the show. Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm)... We'll also have some prints and images of the work online in a couple days. Stay tuned for that.


Mike Giant up at FFDG through August 11th

 

Mike Giant @FFDG
    Thursday, 19 July 2012 /// Written by Trippe

A little look into FFDG before Mike Giant's opening on Friday, July 20th (7-10pm).


Giant signing some prints.


lookin' like a skateshop from the 90s in here.

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Mike Giant Bit Again
    Wednesday, 18 July 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Swear Mike Giant has to be the most copied contemporary artist of our time. Jessica stumbled across this beer label that "picks up on" (more like straight copies) the man's work.

The design picks up on the the brewery's rebellious nature and is a homage to east coast streetart and artists such as Rebel 8.... Um, don't forget the art of Mike Giant specifically. ~more info


What's up with designers who can't come up with their own shit?!

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Thrasher Mike Giant Coverage
    Tuesday, 17 July 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Thanks to Thrasher Magazine for the Mike Giant show coverage.

Much has been written about the clean, instantly-recognizable linework of Mike Giant. The wide-ranging extent of his career is too broad to be summarized in one caption, but his art has been intertwined with skateboarding for decades. ~read on

 

Neighbors: Mike Giant (short)
    Tuesday, 17 July 2012 /// Written by Trippe

A little taste of Mr. Mike Giant. His solo show Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder opens Friday, July 20th @FFDG in San Francisco (7-10pm).

 

Mike Giant @FFDG, Fri, July 20th
    Thursday, 12 July 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder
Mike Giant, solo show
July 20 - August 12, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, June 20th, 7–10 pm
@FFDG, 2277 Mission St., SF, CA

preview inquires, email: info(at)ffdg.net

San Francisco, CA -- FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based artist Mike Giant in his first solo show with the gallery entitled "Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder" featuring a wide assemblage of recent drawings and also a rare opportunity to view Giant's personal collection of skateboards he illustrated the graphics for, including boards from his early career. There will be an opening reception for the show on Friday, July 20th (7-10pm). The artist will be present. Beer and wine will be available.

"I'm a product of my generation. I grew up through the 80s and was drawn to the punk rock and hip-hop cultures simultaneously", Giant said in a recent interview. "I threw myself in headfirst. A lot of those things were about personal expression, and also an anti-establishment attitude like, "We don't need you, we have our own thing." That's the backbone of who I am to this day".

San Francisco based Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, 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, making him one of the most celebrated and versatile artists of his generation. He has shown in galleries around the world.

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A Visit w/ Rebel 8
    Tuesday, 29 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Stopped through Rebel 8 clothing HQ last week to see what their up to. We've known Joshy D. 10 plus years back when he was doing the SF graffiti site, HiFiArt.com in the early days of the internet when Fecal Face was just getting its start. Nice to see Mike Giant, whose designs adjorn many of Rebel 8's clothing, and Josh doing so well.

Joshy D., founder of Rebel 8

Original artwork from Mike Giant work on the walls.

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Rebel 8 & Blk Friday
    Tuesday, 22 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Happy Tuesday and welcome our newest advertiser to Fecal Face.

San Francisco based Rebel 8, beginning on Wednesday 12:00AM Midnight PST, will host their first online sale ever in time with Black Friday shopping blowout ending on Monday.

This is a complete site-wide sale. Meaning, every single product in their online store will be 30% - 50% off. There is no discount code needed. Check it.

 

Mike Giant Sharpies
    Tuesday, 07 June 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Rebel 8 has Mike Giant Sharpies now available and they come in multiple colors for only $3.50/ each.


“I’ve been inking every drawing with my signature REBEL8 Sharpies. I’ve been drawing with Sharpies almost exclusively since 1990. If someone then had told me that I’d have a Signature Sharpie someday, I would have laughed at them. But ... I make a living drawing with them. How crazy is that? Thanks, everybody." -Mike Giant

 

New Lower Haight/ Haters Murals
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011 /// Written by Trippe

New murals next to Lower Haters in the... well, Lower Haight.

Mike Giant to the left of Skinner.

This was Giant's state as of yesterday evening. The scaffolding is off now.

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10 Years of Faesthetic
    Friday, 14 January 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Our buddy UPSO releases issue #13 of Faesthetic to celebrate 10 years of producing a great independent arts magazine. Congrats, sir on another great issue w/ cover art from Mr. Mike Giant. Can't wait to crack it open.

You can look inside #13 here <-- and to celebrate the 10 years, you can purchase your copy for only $13.


Collectable and affordable, Faesthetic #13 is a collection of art & oddities from around the world. Part comic book & part zine, Faesthetic is a great place to discover new art & ideas.

 

Mike Giant & Adam5100 Saturday
    Friday, 10 December 2010 /// Written by Trippe

Mike Giant & Adam5100 opening shows at Guerrero Gallery in SF on Saturday. You see our studio visit w/ Adam5100 yet? ~show details.

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111 @111 Minna
    Monday, 06 December 2010 /// Written by Trippe

111 @111 Minna
December 2nd, 2010 - January 30th, 2011
111 Minna Street

A massive group show with over 111 pieces of work which opened last Thursday here in SF. Congrats hanging all those pieces at gift giving holiday prices. Mucho eye candy with many friendly folks to have a drink with. As you can imagine with so many artists participating, it was crowded and fun.

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Bike Ride w/ Mike Giant Thurs
    Wednesday, 10 November 2010 /// Written by Trippe

The Bicycle Film Festival is in town this weekend and what a way to kick it off with a bike ride... and why not a bike ride with the nicest artist in town, Mike Giant?! Meet at Dolores Park at 7pm Thursday and ride over to Sports Basement for the festival's opening night FREE rock jammy jam show. ~details

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"Amoeba" | Mike Giant & Derick Montez
    Tuesday, 19 October 2010 /// Written by Van Edwards

Mike Giant and Derick Montez hit the streets again, This time getting up on the side of Amoeba Music in the Haight Ashbury District of San Francisco, CA. Enjoy!

For more Information Please Visit:
MikeGiant.com
DerickMontez.com
Rebel8.com
SFtattoo.com
GallagherFilms.com
Music: Dorothy Ashby - Soul Vibrations

To view the first installment please click the link below! vimeo.com/?9368134

 

Skullz Press Thursday
    Monday, 27 September 2010 /// Written by Trippe

Mike Giant and his Skullz Press have an evening setup for you Thursday.

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Fecal Face 10 Year Anniversary Opening Pics
    Monday, 20 September 2010 /// Written by Trippe

Fecal Face 10 Year Anniversary Show
@The Luggage Store
GALLERY HOURS: WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, 11AM-3PM
Sept 10 - Oct 8, 2010

Pricing and availability, email: 10year(at)fecalface.com

Artists: Corey Arnold (Portland), Tiffany Bozic (San Francisco), Kelsey Brookes (San Diego), David Choe (Los Angeles), Richard Colman ( Los Angeles), FAILE (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Jeremy Fish (San Francisco), Ian Francis (London), Matt Furie (San Francisco) , Mike Giant (San Francisco), Henry Gunderson (San Francisco), Maya Hayuk (New York), Jim Houser (Philadelphia), Jay Howell (San Francisco), Sylvia Ji (Los Angeles), Mel Kadel (Los Angeles), Anthony Lister (New York), Mars-1 (San Francisco), Travis Millard (Los Angeles), Ferris Plock (San Francisco), Albert Reyes (Los Angeles), Jeff Soto (Los Angeles), Damon Soule (New York), Kelly Tunstall (San Francisco), Aiyana Udesen (San Francisco), Oliver Vernon (San Francisco), and Megan Whitmarsh (Los Angeles)

Thanks to everyone who came out to view the work and celebrate. Thanks to the artists and to the Luggage Store. Special thanks again to the Luggage Store who opened the first floor to display works from their permenant collection for the opening night festivities.

Also thanks to Bear Flag for providing complimentary wine.

FAILE & Shepard Fairey

Henry Gunderson

Richard Colman

Barry McGee

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Sketch Tuesdays
    Monday, 20 September 2010 /// Written by Trippe

Tuesday evening is another one of Minna's Sketch Tuesdays featuring artists: Ryan Shaffer, Mike Giant, Kevin Earl Taylor, Jason Vivona, and many more. ~Drink beer, watch artists draw in front of you, then buy original artwork for cheap (photos from previous S.T.). Jay Howell shall be on the wheels of steel. 6-10pm

 

Fabric 8, Fifty24SF, Ever Gold, & 111 Minna
    Wednesday, 08 September 2010 /// Written by Trippe

Last Thursday we were able to catch a few openings after an exhausting day of playing hooky on one of the nicest days of the year. Eric Otto @Fabric 8, Stanley Donwood @Fifty24SF, Jeremiah Jenkins & Josh Short @Ever Gold, and then down to 111 Minna for the group tattoo show, Everyday featuring works from Mike Davis, Mike Giant, Ryan Scott Shaffer, Juan Puente, Regino Gonzales, Daniel Albrigo, Shawn Barber, Henry Lewis, Don Edward Hardy and Edu Cerro.

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Jeremy Fish Opening a Solo Show in August at FFDG
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:33

Met up with Jeremy Fish last night to catch up and discuss his upcoming solo show opening this August at San Francisco's FFDG. Don't want to give too much away, but the guy is very busy these days. You know the giant pink bronze statue will be built and installed at the corner of Haight and Laguna welcoming those to the Haight (check) in 2015? Going to be incredible.

Check photos from his last San Francisco solo show in 2012, and mark your calendar for August as his next solo show opens at FFDG.

Beering with Fish at his favorite watering hole, Zeitgeist

 

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community
Monday, 14 April 2014 10:20

Sculpture of Jesus as homeless and sleeping on a park bench is "freaking out" the neighbors of this wealthy NC suburb. The sculptor, who has an affinity for street art, created it to remind us that "We believe that that's the kind of life Jesus had," Buck says. "He was, in essence, a homeless person." ~READ ON

 

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Art or Vandalism? See the World’s First Graffiti Drone
Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:30

I attached a cradle with a spray paint can and other hardware to the drone. I created a series of paintings that are larger, about maybe 3 feet by 3 feet all the way up to 25 feet by 15 feet … And basically, I achieved the perfect air pressure, the perfect weight of the paint and the perfect materials so that the drone didn’t freak out when I attached these mechanisms to it, Katsu said. --continue reading

Think how high those throw ups can be now.

 

OB Shirt by Tucker Nichols
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:01

Tucker Nichols emailed over this new OB shirt he did for our friends at Park Life which can purchased here for $28.

Speaking of Ocean Beach, if you know, you know, but if you don't... it's not what the average american thinks of when thinking of a California Beach (missing 14 yr. old yesterday). Can't believe we used to drunk naked swim at 3am in the dead if winter... being surfers probably helped us not dying.

 

Open House Sunday - Headland Center for the Arts
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:12

Have you been to the Headland Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands?

Located in the beautiful ocean-side Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers—and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work.

This Sunday's Open House runs 12-5pm - FREE & DETAILS

 

Is It Curtains For San Francisco's Art Scene?
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:35

We all know that San Francisco is going through aches and (growing?)/ shrinking artist pains these days as San Francisco property values sky rocket due to the tech infestation going on around the entire Bay Area. Maybe you work in tech and love it, but since this is an art website, we're interested to how this is affecting artists trying to make ends meet.

Some galleries have been forced to close due to 300% rent hikes. Many artists have fled to Oakland, LA and NYC in search of affordable housing and a more vibrant art scene... But we wanna know what you think of how it's going here in San Francisco. How are you making it work? What's your take on the art scene or lack there of? Do you think things are on the up and up or down and out here in San Francisco? Are artists a bunch of complainers and every thing looks great or is it curtains for San Francisco's artistic community? Thoughts

The Rena Bransten Gallery is packing up their 77 Geary space to make way for tech company MuleSoft

 

Nikki McClure at Needles & Pens, Friday 4/11
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:42

SAN FRANCISCO --- Nikki McClure, known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts, returns to Needles & Pens with an opening reception this Friday, April 11th - She'll be showing original papercuts for the book, "May the Stars Drip Down" - show details

This approach was born and bred out of the Olympia, Washington independent music scene. There, local artists emphasized everything handmade and self-published. The idea was to do a lot with a little. The result was a rich community sharing artistry and ideas. McClure found herself deeply embedded in this community which shaped an ethic of hands-on and accessible artmaking. - show details

 

Richard Colman Mural on 12th
Monday, 07 April 2014 09:14

SF --- on the corner of 12th and Folsom is this Richard Colman mural... Speaking of Colman, check this wonderful show from him in 2010.

 

Going Over Murals?
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:21

We've noticed this mural on 19th St here in the Mission has been getting bombed over the last week.

Is going over a mural acceptable?

Isn't there an unwritten rule of not going over murals?

 

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Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.


Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.


Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.


NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.


Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding


"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle


Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.


Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.


Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.


The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.


The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.


Flavio Samelo's Downtown Sao Paulo Murals

Our buddy Flavio Samelo down there in Brazil does all kinds of great work including this recent mural project in downtown Sao Paulo in front of one of the most important modern buildings of Oscar Niemeyer from the 60's, THE COPAN.


John Trippe, FFDG and Fecalface.com Founder, Stepping Down From Daily Operations

John Trippe, founder, owner and curator of FecalFace.com and the Mission District art gallery FFDG, announced today that he will stepping down from daily operations of the two ventures to seek new career opportunities.


High 5s - Get Your Feet Wet

I purchased one of the first digital cameras when Fecal Face went online in 2000. It was a massive Kodak with 2 mega pixels


"Touching Base" by Schuyler Beecroft

San Francisco based Schuyler Beecroft emailed over the great new series of paintings he's completed entitled "Touching Base", 16x20in on mounted wood panel. Like them.


Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)

Buddies Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger did this great video produced by Forest City Rockers.


Fire Shelter for Papay Gyro Nights 2014

Last year we posted photos from another one of Simon Hjermind Jensen's Fire Shelters he's made in Copenhagen. This time around the Copenhagen based artist/ designer created one for the Papay Gyro Nights 2014 way up in on the Orkney Islands in Northern Scotland.


"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

Beautiful painting by NYC based Hiro Kurata now on display at SF's FFDG through April 19th as part of the group show "Salt the Skies".


"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

"Salt the Skies" opened on the 21st at FFDG and features this great piece by Mexico City based Curiot (Favio Martinez) whose sold out 2013 show Age of Omuktlans ran at FFDG. His forthcoming solo show is slated for March 2015.


Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

Rome based multimedia artist Alice Pasquini emailed over a recent mural completed in the historic working class neighborhood of Rome called Tufello.


Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

BERLIN --- Project M is a temporary art project with the objective to improve the neighborhood, to push creativity and to connect people. At regular intervals Urban Nation with director Yasha Young invites a group of internationally reclaimed contemporary urban artists to re-design the facade and shop windows of a prominent residential building in Berlin, while it is being reconstructed.


John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.


"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm) -- Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner


Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

San Francisco based Brian Barneclo was commissioned in 2006 to paint a HUGE mural on the side of Foods Co on Shotwell at 14th Streets. After some time on its own, it got pretty taxed by misc graffiti and pigeon shit.


A short documentary following the late artist, Shawn Whisenant

Shawn Whisenant is a born and raised San Francisco Bay Area artist whose art can be found lurking in the streets or galleries and museums across the USA, Australia, and Europe. He has been working on the streets of the Bay Area since the mid 1990's, where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes, and other surfaces around the city. He enjoys making books and stickers, taking photos, painting signs, and moving about in the citys shadows. In the streets and galleries, his work has seen many different forms. From rare-hand crafted books, to skateboard films and a signature pair of Osiris shoes, his creating doesnt end with painting. RIP Shawn Whisenant.


John Felix Arnold @BRIC House, Brooklyn

In the year or so that I've known Felix, almost every one of his shows has had a live musical element and it seems perfect that he would be included in a show called Art Into Music. He commandeered the corner of the gallery to create an installation that houses not only his drawing, but also an entire drum kit, amps and a dude playing a guitar. The warm wood paneling stands out in contrast to the matte grey boom-box tower and the muted wall of album covers and looks like a beacon calling to the crowd saying "this is what you shoud be looking at." However, it's not in a "look at me" attention-starved desperation, more like a welcoming invitation into his world.


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