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sporkboyofjustice
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Joined: Mar 30, 2004
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From: Eugene, Oregon
Posted: 2005-11-29 12:18 pm   Permalink



Iíve always liked the three faced bucket mugs so I decided to make a design around that style. These mugs are solid with a wide base making them a little less prone to being knocked over (which can be handy after a night at the tiki bar). These mugs are also comfortable to hold with the faces giving a nice feel to the mug when being gripped. Additionally they are family friendly as they can handle cookies much larger than an Oreo when filled with milk.

With as much as I like the bucket mug there has always been one thing that bothered me about it; the faces on them donít mean anything to me. Aside from the name printed on some of them they are mostly the same (aside from the few variants). My design attempts to solve this problem while building on the classic foundation of the bucket mug.

I had many choices for themes of my three faces, some of the ideas that I came up with were the modern masters (with likenesses to designs by Stuckie, Bosko and Shag) and Holy Grails (with Tiki Bob, Suffering Bastard and Steve Craneís Warrior). While these ideas sounded good they lacked significant personal meaning and lacked originality.

I then started to think of my personal tiki journey and how I had gone from not knowing a thing about tikis to the making my own tiki magnets, being known at work as the guy with a cubical full of tikis, and entering a tiki mug design contest. Of course everyone here at Tiki Central has helped me on my way by sharing inspiring projects and much information that I would have otherwise not had so a mention of Tiki Central had to find its way onto the mug.

When I thought more about this I realized that there were three stages to my journey that may also have been shared by others on their journeys: innocence, intrigue and obsession. The innocence stage was the shortest for me, my mother was having her 50th birthday with a Hawaii/Tiki theme, she asked me if I saw anything like that at thrift stores if I would pick it up. Not quite sure what to look for I started the hunt, after about a month I found two tiki mugs they were new but (then I didnít know that they were) I paid $1 each.


After I had got my first taste I became intrigued by the designs and decided to learn more thus entering the second stage; intrigue. I went to a book store and found The Book of Tiki and read it straight through. I had no idea that tiki had such breadth. From here I continued to read and learn and hunt for tiki treasures.

Somewhere at this time between intrigue and obsession I found Tiki Central. In no time I was carving small tikis out of clay and casting them into magnets as party favors for my momís birthday and learning about different kinds of rum. After my momís party (I had given her most of my mugs for the party but kept a few) I felt that this was more than something that I had just done for my mom, it was something that I really enjoyed. I started ordering mugs online and hitting the thrift stores with renewed energy.

I had entered the next stage of tiki collecting, obsession. While it hasnít quite taken over my house (yet) it does have a firm hold in my kitchen and my cubicle at work.

Not being an artist I had some trouble conveying the three stages on paper, What I ended up doing was to take various pictures of myself in the mirror and base the faces loosely on those. Improvements on the faces to better convey what I was trying to do may be in order. I apologize for the poor images but I am without a scanner, should have done them all in ink though. I placed the words Tiki Central on the mug between intrigue and obsession as thatís where TC and all of the wonderful people here came into my journey.

I hope that you enjoy the idea of the mug and that you enjoyed the story of my tiki journey as much as I enjoyed telling it through the design of this mug.


 
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vegatron
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
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Posted: 2005-11-29 12:33 pm   Permalink

Aloha everyone out there in the world of tiki. My name is Javier, and I am a graphic artist, and a bartender at the Rendezvous Tiki Loungs in Kenosha, WI. The owners, and co-workers told me about the contest and thought it would be a good piece for my portfolio that I'm building to get into a graphics college. Hope you enjoy my work. Bottoms up!





 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-11-29 4:20 pm   Permalink

You have to use your visual imagination for my entry since I can't even draw stick people. My Tiki Central mug would have several tikis on it, some talking some carving or painting, one on the computer, maybe one at a tiki bar. I don't know if it is doable, but it would look like a day in the life of tiki Central whereall the peeps interact with each other and they would all be tikis.
Does this count?
Here is a stick figure drawing,, I TOLD you I couldn't draw.


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Cherry Capri
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: an uncharted desert isle
Posted: 2005-11-29 5:10 pm   Permalink

I am a fan of Munktiki work, so my design tends to lean towards that streamlined Modern minimalist appraoch. Although rendered in greyscale, I would suggest a classic Tiki Central Forest Green glaze.

For your consideration Design #1



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Cherry Capri
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From: an uncharted desert isle
Posted: 2005-11-29 5:53 pm   Permalink

I know it's deritive, but it's just so tough doing a follow-up to the famous Shecky.
So perhaps there should be a precursor instead? ...as in Shecky's "Hoity Toity" Uncle Milton...
For your consideration... Design #2

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Cherry Capri
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From: an uncharted desert isle
Posted: 2005-11-29 6:43 pm   Permalink

And finally a Scorpion "like" Bowl... There is no central reservoir for lighting though - which makes for more room for booze AND then bowl can be used to serve snacks when not in use for cocktails! Again, I'd suggest a classic Tiki Central forest green glaze color.

For your consideration... Design #3


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I dream of tiki
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Joined: Jan 12, 2004
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2005-11-29 7:41 pm   Permalink

Similar to playing the lottery, one has to enter in order to win.
Here's my toss in the hat.

Entry 1: Winky Marq with dimples


Entry 2: Tambua tiki


Ooops, my Tiki Central name on the bottom got hacked off. My apologies. Lets see if I can reload it before the contest ends. Stuck on dial up for a day or so.

Best of luck to everyone entered. Lets see how we do.

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-11-29 8:35 pm   Permalink


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Captain Pokie
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From: Floriduh-US
Posted: 2005-11-29 9:45 pm   Permalink

Allright, here's my first foray into this Tiki Madness, it's big, it's slab sided, it's designed to hold ALOT of alcohol! My first concept was more cubist with Top Knots as an additional set of smaller mugs but time, etc. I think I'll develop them out at some point anyway...



Enjoy!

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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-11-29 10:05 pm   Permalink

This is a design I came up with a while ago. Instead of "the pirate" on the back, I would go with "tiki central" on the back, surrounded by an assortment of tikis. Just cause everyone loves the spirit of adventure and dreaming that a pirate conjures up.


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john
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Joined: May 05, 2005
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From: Chandler, Arizona
Posted: 2005-11-29 10:35 pm   Permalink

for my entry i would like to enter "Wo-Fat" he is my first tiki and my favorite, he is the original glass tiki, so it would be fitting that he be mde into a tiki glass

here is in a monochromatic and colorful images
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MonkeyToy
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Posted: 2005-11-29 10:38 pm   Permalink

Triple Trouble.
Three devil faces, one mean beverage vessel. Say no more...except perhaps "bartender, may I have another?"
Horns could be separate small recesses for flame effects.



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AlienTiki
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Joined: Jul 08, 2005
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2005-11-30 12:16 am   Permalink

Here are my 3 sketches.
#1 untitled (traditional)

#2 Ta Moko (I meant no offense to any Maori peoples)

#3 untitled (contemporary)



I'm no wordsmith. Maybe someone else could name them?


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Exoticat
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Joined: Feb 08, 2003
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From: Hutikihi Island ~ near Seattle
Posted: 2005-11-30 01:29 am   Permalink

First I just want to say, "WOW!!!" to everything I've seen. Amazing job done by everyone!

I wasn't going to enter this contest but started tinkering around in photoshop tonight with virtually no plan. ha

I started with the TC design which I feel should be used in at least one of the TC mugs and did a back design. Then I got to the front so my approach was really lame.

Since I'm running out of time I decided to leave the tiki to your imagination:



Then I decided to borrow MachTiki's Lemoai (which I personally think is the winning mug!) so you can get an idea (it actually looks a little like a chocolate Hanford but you get the idea):



I don't think I have the winning mug, but it was fun!




 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-11-30 02:31 am   Permalink

Here's mine:

Obviously he is strongly inspired by August Holland's "Bowl of Light" painting, a painting that nearly every TCer has or wishes to have.



The shallow bowl would be used to hold some flaming high proof or dry ice. There could be some wood grain effect as well as the tattooing.




I'm not the best at drawing. In the second sketch that bowl would actually have a larger diameter, like in the first pic.


After uploading these to fotki last night I'm not so sure if I like the pot belly. Not wanting to draw it again I did a quick hack job with PSP to give him a skinnier and shorter torso to emphasize the head more. An alternate version.




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