Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Best Book Forward: Steal Mike Giant’s Art, Get Fingers Broken

Not sure what’s better, the warning or the fact that I got the FIRST SIGNED COPY of the now sold-out Mike Giant book from REBEL8.

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Beer Güt Shirt

Art: Last Mike Giant / Skullz Press Show at 260 Divisadero
LA Street Art: Mike Giant on Melrose & Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant on Sunset
Rad: REBEL8 x PBR SF Event
Silkscreen: New Mike Giant REBEL8 Prints
Rise: San Francisco’s REBEL8
Book: Holy Headshot
Flash & ‘Stache: Sailor Jerry Tribute by Jerry Walker

Look & Listen: New Jeremy Fish Show w/ Stories from Snoop Dogg, Mike Giant, more

Stereoscopic Art Immersion

While all of Jeremy Fish’s work is steeped in storytelling, for his newest show he’s actually letting you hear the story behind the work—while you look at the work.

Opening June 21 at Joshua Liner Gallery, each piece will be accompanied by headphones playing their respective stories, straight from the storyteller’s mouths—Snoop Dogg, Mike Giant, Lance Mountain, Mars-1, the Dandy WarholsCourtney Taylor, and more.

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Look & Listen to Mike Giant’s Story (MP3)

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Neighbors: Mike Giant on How To Get Shit Done

Doesn’t matter if you’re in advertising, design, or freakin’ basket weaving. The most successful are usually the most self-disciplined. In short, the ones who “do it and get it done … no fuckin’ around.” Wise words.

Neighbors is a documentary-ish series by See the rest »

Heads Up: REBEL8 x PBR SF Event

UPDATE: The beer has entered the building.

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Huge news. Don’t sleep.


Saturday, August 21, 2010
G Gallery 2700 19th St, SF CA
6 p.m. – 12 a.m

PBR: Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 1844 Debuts in China
LA Street Art: Mike Giant on Melrose & Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant on Sunset
Art: Last Mike Giant / Skullz Press Show at 260 Divisadero
Sharpie: Mike Giant “San Francisco” Prints and “Skate” Tattoo Flash for Sale
Rise: San Francisco’s REBEL8

Give Back: Cannondale x Mike Giant Graffiti Bike on eBay

Here’s the details on this Cannondale x Mike Giant bike up for auction on eBay:


  • Hand-painted by Mike Giant
  • ‘Nuff said


  • Frame/Fork – SuperSix HI MOD
  • Drivetrain – Shimano Di2
  • Wheels – Shimano Dura Ace carbon 50mm (with custom Mike Giant Bahati decals)
  • Handlebars – PRO Vibe 7S
  • Stem/Seatpost – PRO Vibe
  • Saddle – Fizik Aliante
  • Tires – Continental Grand Prix 4000


Bid on this bike and 100% of proceeds go to the Bahati Foundation which supports SoCal inner-city and underserved communities through coaching, education, and mentoring. While the foundation is largely education-centric, they also do cycling outreach as founder Rahsaan Bahati is a champion cyclist. Hence the bike. Learn more at BahatiFoundation.org »

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Rise: San Francisco’s REBEL8

Speaking of Elvis busts, had to show off my decanter sportin’ REBEL8 steez. Not the first time their gear’s popped up on the Umlaut.

Joshy D gave me this sticker back in ’04 when I was teaching at Academy of Art. He and Mike Giant were only a year into launching REBEL8. Then I was just happy to spot their gear around SF. Now, they’re on meteoric rise beyond the Bay. On Travis Barker and Lil Wayne. In insane collabs with SF’s Benny Gold and even Vans Shoes. I could not be more stoked.

Good dudes who’ve worked hard. Check out the latest from REBEL8. Follow their Twitter for special drops.

Sharpie: Mike Giant “SF” Prints and “Skate” Flash for Sale
Video: Death Metal Roostër
TCB: Zombie and Day of the Dead Elvis Busts on Etsy
Augmented Reality: Living Sasquatch
Video: Mike Giant on a Penny Farthing

Video: Mike Giant on a Penny Farthing

Kickin’ it old timey inside the REBEL8 warehouse is Mike Giant. One of my favorite Graphic/Graffiti/Tattoo-artists out there.

The guy can work a Sharpie. And apparently, a Penny Farthing, too.

He’s the art-half of the fine duo running the SF-based streetwear co REBEL8. Peep his art on their Spring line. Just in, so you know it’s fresh.