Thursday, March 13, 2008


Introducing Rebel8 , illustrations by artist Mike Giant. Founded in 2003, REBEL8 is a lifestyle brand focused on the creation of high-integrity lowbrow art products with mass-appeal. REBEL8 manifests a lifestyle built on community, artistic integrity, and respect. Every REBEL8 graphic is hand-illustrated by Mike Giant.
So how did it go down? Partners Joshy D. and Mike Giant met in the late 1990’s in San Francisco’s then bustling graffiti scene. Josh ran the popular graffiti website, HiFiArt, and Mike was one of the city’s most notorious writers. Years later, and having had some experience with a previous clothing venture, Josh approached Mike about creating a handful of t-shirt graphics. Mike agreed, and a small batch of shirts was made. Josh sold those shirts out of a messenger bag around the city, and REBEL8 was born. Now available at EXCLUSIVE.
(ABOVE: Rebel8, LIBERTY Tee) (ABOVE: Rebel8, YANKEE ROSE Tee)(ABOVE: Rebel8, TAKE WARNING Tee) (ABOVE: Rebel8, GOATHEDZ ZINE #1, A collection of images and words directed towards folks who ride bicycles.)
(ABOVE: Rebel8, STEPHANIE Sticker Die cut 5” x 11.5” vinyl sticker)

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