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Mike Mills, Graphic Artist

Posted May 26, 2011 to photo album "Mike Mills, Graphic Artist"

Before becoming a feature filmmaker, writer/director Mike Mills honed his aesthetic sensibilities as a graphic artist, working on posters, album covers, skateboards, music videos, and TV commercials.

Beginners: Portrait of a Graphic Designer
X-Girl Graphics
Sonic Youth Washing Machine Album Cover
Beastie Boy T-shirt/Poster
Album Cover for Air’s Sexy Boy
Subliminal Skateboards
Human Posters
Undefeated Billboard Project
Undefeated Billboard Project

Undefeated Billboard Project

In 2007, Undefeated, curator Aaron Rose and Nike collaborated to created the Undefeated billboard project.  The billboard is above the Undefeated Store on Los Angeles La Brea Avenue (just south of Beverly).  For Zoetrope All-Story, Mills explained about the billboards, “two of which featured camera-trap photos of a mountain lion and a coyote. Not long ago, that section of La Brea was a natural habitat for both these animals. My designs are an attempt to reinsert them, at least in our consciousness, into this place.”