Walrus TV Artist Feature: Mike Giant from “Dithers”

by | Oct 1, 2009 | ART

I was at a skate spot that we had been painting, and I ate shit, real bad and it shook the ground. And this kid I was skating with said, ‘Damn, you went down like a giant!’ That was it; I started writing Giant from then on out.

-Mike Giant

Mike Giant’s art is found on skateboards, walls, t-shirts, and even skin. Although found in different forms and venues, his signature black & white style holds true to the sense of urban surrealism often linked to the skateboard, tattoo and graffiti culture, while still being recognizably unique. Mike Giant’s art has been displayed in galleries from San Francisco, where he resides, to Los Angeles, Spain and Australia. He has also launched his own clothing line, Rebel 8, which highlights his work on everything from tees to hats. Watch the interview from “Dithers,” available for the first time to the public for free on Walrus TV.


I was at a skate spot that we had been painting, and I ate shit, real bad and it shook the ground. And this kid I was skating with said, ‘Damn, you went down like a giant!’ That was it; I started writing Giant from then on out.

-Mike Giant

Mike Giant’s art is found on skateboards, walls, t-shirts, and even skin. Although found in different forms and venues, his signature black & white style holds true to the sense of urban surrealism often linked to the skateboard, tattoo and graffiti culture, while still being recognizably unique. Mike Giant’s art has been displayed in galleries from San Francisco, where he resides, to Los Angeles, Spain and Australia. He has also launched his own clothing line, Rebel 8, which highlights his work on everything from tees to hats. Watch the interview from “Dithers,” available for the first time to the public for free on Walrus TV.

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