People in this digital world keep saying print is dead, but it certainly doesn't seem to be the case among tiki lovers, who are still seeking out books and publications on their favorite topics. Here are three of our favorite magazines that may up your alley, too.
Tiki Farm Collector's Quarterly
A brand-new publication from tiki mug-manufacturer Tiki Farm, Tiki Farm Collector's Quarterly is a house-organ of sorts, focusing on the stories behind the mugs, interviews with their artists/designers, and info for collectors trying to keep up with the hundreds of mugs the company has made over the years.
The first issue, at 44 full color pages, features stories about Derek Yaniger, Appleton Estate Australia and Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge mug projects, CocktailNation.net’s Koop Kooper, sculptor The Pizz, and more.
Subscriptions are not yet available, but individual issues can be purchased for $4.95 per issue, plus shipping
Buy Tiki Farm Collector's Quarterly at Tiki Farm.com
Published since 2005, Tiki Magazine offers in-depth stories about many of the topics that only get touched on lightly on sites like Tiki Talk. Besides the great writing, each issue also features large photos and artwork which don't get reproduced as nicely on a computer screen. Plus, its portable too!
The Fall 2011 issue was just announced and will be available soon. Subscriptions are $28 for 4 issues.
Subscribe to Tiki Magazine at TikiMagazine.com
Bachelor Pad magazine
While not strictly tiki, Bachelor Pad Magazine occasionally features tiki pin-ups and crosses over into lowbrow culture topics also enjoyed by tiki lovers. Created in the spirit of 1950's men's magazines, each issue of Bachelor Pad has a an original piece of short fiction, a cocktail recipe, and an advice column from Cheri Capri. Back issues are available. The latest, issue #17, will be available in September.
$20 for 4 issues in the US/Canada, $35 worldwide.
Subscribe to Bachelor Pad Magazine at BachelorPadMagaineOnline.com