“AOT”, Albuquerque, 1991. First piece announcing the formation of Always On Top, a crew I headed for many years.
“Ohio” original illustration now available at a discounted price in my online store. Link in bio or go to mikegiant.com/store.
“New Jersey” original illustration now available at a discounted price in my online store. Link in bio.
A favorite piece in my collection. I bought this at Artrock on Haight Street in San Francisco in 1994. At the time I was making $7 an hour at Think Skateboards and didn’t have much money after rent was paid. But once a week I’d buy another poster, hang it on the wall in my bedroom and study it. This one by @artofcoop is my favorite from that era. #influences
I’m really inspired by the work of Catalan artist Arnau Alemany. Lemme know if he’s on IG. #ArnauAlemany
“Florida” original illustration now available at a discounted price in my online store. Link in bio.
SOLD! “California” original illustration. Thanks for your continued support of my work.
“Indiana” original illustration available now at a discounted price in my online store. Link in bio or go to mikegiant.com/store. (Music: “Hittin on 6” on side 1 of The Joy of Flying by Tony Williams.)
“Illinois” original illustration now available at a discounted price in my online store. Link in bio. #HonestAbe (Music: “Hip Skip” on side 1 of The Joy of Flying by Tony Williams.)
My interview with @derickmontez is now available! Swipe left for flics. Look for it on Apple podcasts or go to mikegiantpodcast.fireside.fm. Topics discussed include: Growing up in the North Valley of Albuquerque, drawing, attention to detail, skateboarding, browsing at magazine racks, Scribble mag, graffiti writing at 12 years old, purpose, outdated printer paper, graffiti spots, Officer J.D. Knight, Burque writers, L.A. Underground, Jukes, road trip to San Francisco in 2002, cities after midnight, the Dubose tunnel, the Hip-Hip vibe, Baked Potatoes, DIY attitude, graffiti media, city college, Java Joe’s, first fine art show/studio, hospice, Manny at Custom Tattoo, confidence, the non-art side of tattooing, “real jobs”, character, Stay Gold Tattoo, criminal versus public introductions, apprenticeship phase, zia symbol tattoo, Henry Lewis, Mr. Went, guest spot at Everlasting Tattoo with Shawn Barber, Anubis/Haight-Ashbury Tattoo, making good money, tiers of the tattoo business, Picture Machine, Seventh Son, Everlasting, Idle Hand.