Poster design has made an incredible resurgence as digital designers have rediscovered the joys (and pains) of working with silkscreen and ink. Many of today’s designers consider the posters done for Disneyland as some of the best created in the United States during the mid-20th Century, but few may realize that the Disneyland poster tradition [...]
Today is the anniversary of the release of the movie that changed a lot of our lives, Star Wars. Putting aside all of the “May the 4th Be With You” nonsense, it’s a good excuse nevertheless to showcase this nicely done primitive take on R2D2 by artist Adriaan Mol on display in Orlando.
Read Tiki R2D2 [...]
Internet photo printing site Paper Culture has a product with strong appeal to artists and do-it-yourselfers looking to spruce up their tiki-themed rooms: they now offer a service that prints uploaded artwork onto bamboo-backed boards for frameless hanging. The edges of the board, which are visible, are much more attractive than foam core or plywood. [...]
South-Florida based artist Erika Taguchi-Newton has a fascinating and beautiful series of paintings featuring a hula girl/squid hybrid done in acrylics. Shown here is “huladollsquidgirllovestiki.” There are currently four paintings in the series.
Special wood-mounted versions have been available in her etsy store from time-to-time, but 8 inch by 10 inch prints are consistently offered at [...]
Richard Page of Ume Toys in the UK put together a quick project to make some Tiki Refrigerator Magnets and I think you’ll agree that they came out pretty spiffy! Each is two and a half inches tall and made of cast resin.
As of November 28, he had three available still, so if you’d like [...]
Artist Shag has just released a new print, “Benevolent Idol” through his online store Shagmart.
The twelve color serigraph measures 25 inches by 17 inches and is a limited edition of 200 prints, signed and numbered by the artist.
Buy Benevolent Idol print at Shagmart.com
More Shag prints on eBay:
SHAG Rare 2004 “PARADISE FOUND” Tiki Card Josh Agle [...]
Last month, thieves broke into the studios where Big Kev’s Geek Stuff records their podcast and stole all of the show’s equipment. In order to help the show out, the custom toy community has come together to hold an online auction with the proceeds to pay for new equipment for the show.
Richard Page of UME [...]