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Sven Kirsten's book: Tiki Pop
forgotten tikiman
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Posted: 2014-08-01 9:38 pm   Permalink

Nice video clip Sven. I agree with above. I was getting into it too then it ended too quickly. But long live the Tiki-Ti.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-08-02 4:06 pm   Permalink

We've made it, folks! :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/taschen-tiki-pop-sven-kirsten_n_5640183.html

I don't own any shares in any companies, BUT this link got me 45 shares on Facebook

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-08-02 4:20 pm   Permalink

Congratulations, nice article. I am still surfing through the pictures in Tiki Pop...just amazing.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-08-02 4:36 pm   Permalink

Alright, alright, alright!

 
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bongofury
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Posted: 2014-08-03 08:34 am   Permalink

Great book Sven. I will have to dig into it after Tiki Oasis. Visually stunning.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-08-03 09:04 am   Permalink

It was a challenge (after two size-able Tiki tomes) to please the neophyte as well as the discerning, experienced Tikiphile such as you, my friend. I am happy if I succeeded.



 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2014-08-04 03:56 am   Permalink

Just got my copy a few days ago. Halfway through, and gotta say it is incredible! I think it is one of the best so far, and love that the pictures are much larger. There are certain elements to tiki I never really quite grasped, things that were touched on in Sven's other books, but not really fully explained. For instance the Hollywood connection and how tiki temples were basically movie sets, it never occurred to me just how true that was and how deep that connection went. I really love how there is more about the pre-tiki poly pop scene, and especially the pictures of the ephemera and memorabilia from those days, personally I'd love to see an entire book on just the early poly pop stuff as it is my personal favorite. I only see a few examples so far of art deco style poly pop, but as I said I am only half through the book.

Thank you Sven for such a treasure of a tome. I am finally able to start putting some of the history together into a more cohesive picture through your thoughtful prose and wonderful photos. This has really enhanced my fascination of tiki and poly pop, and made me fall in love with it all over again.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-08-04 07:16 am   Permalink

Thank you for that nice and thoughtful review, tigertail. That really makes me feel like I accomplished my mission.

 
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RyanTheTerrible
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Posted: 2014-08-05 07:52 am   Permalink

This book is INCREDIBLE

 
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Posted: 2014-08-06 09:16 am   Permalink

Received our copy Monday. Cannot wait to sit down and give it my undivided attention.

 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2014-08-06 09:32 am   Permalink

Its HUGE !! A true Coffee Table Book.

Lots of familiar images and lots of new ones as well.

I like the matte print. Makes it a lot easier to look at the pictures without a glare.

Thanks for your ongoing efforts to keep us entertained and informed Sven.

I still remember the day and location where I found my Book of Tiki. I was on a business trip to San Francisco and was walking around the town after my meetings near Fishermans wharf. Stopped in to a local bookstore and found it on a shelf in 2003. It was the beginning of the end for me....


 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2014-08-11 2:59 pm   Permalink

Sven,
Thanks for coming to sell n sign you new book at the
Surf Guitar 101.com convention.
I really didn't know how sales would be for you.
When you told me you sold out,
I was really shocked and happy.

Did you stay and see the German band?

Jeff btd


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-08-11 6:28 pm   Permalink

I'll see them at Oasis. It was fun to sit with Dom and Jim, and I got a lot of compliments on my work. Even this 12 year old girl told me "I really like your books"

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GROG
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Posted: 2014-08-11 6:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-08-06 09:32, Monkeyman wrote:
Its HUGE !! A true Coffee Table Book.




GROG going to put legs on it and use it AS a coffee table.
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chrisandsarahb
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From: Cucamonga, CA
Posted: 2014-08-11 7:58 pm   Permalink

I saw it at this cute little bookstore.

http://youtu.be/-rlgk3Vd0ZY

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