art, DESIGN, illustration

Modern Hieroglyphics – Mike Giant

February 17, 2014

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This is the work of Los Angeles based artist Mike Grant. This series is called Modern Hieroglyphics, all the illustrations are hand done and sold out, which is not cool, would of loved to get my hands on one. I think it’s so awesome how he’s signed each print with a signature and fingerprint. I found Mike via my friend Daniel Ting Chong, who by the way is another damn talented artist – check him out. These remind me a bit of the Russian Tattoo book I bought a while back…

– Los Angeles 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.

 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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