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New Tiki Bar in Oakland
Duck Tiki
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Posted: 2005-10-13 7:57 pm   Permalink

I own two bars in near Berkeley and have always wanted a to do a complete bar with a tiki theme. The two bars that I now have (Club Mallard and Thalassa) have tiki stuff but they are not tiki bars. I am purchasing an existing bar in Oakland that will be 100% tikified. I am need of help for this project. I want to create a logo, match books, cocktail napkins, tiki mugs and a small volcano on the bar. The name of the bar will be "Kona Club" Does any one know of artists who may want to design a new look for the bar? Thanks - Doug

 
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Fez Ape
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Joined: Jul 13, 2005
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Posted: 2005-10-13 8:11 pm   Permalink

Off the top of my head, I would suggest Tiki Tony and CrazyAl along with Bamboo Ben, of course their work is of the finest quality and well worth the cost that it would take to make your endeavor a crown jewel in the modern tiki bar ohana.
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2005-10-13 8:14 pm   Permalink

i'd give PrimoKimo a messge ~ he's moving to your area, and he put together quite a bar in Burlington Vermont (do a search on Kahiki Moon )

man.. you californians get all the cool stuff... (including PK)


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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 827
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2005-10-15 10:14 am   Permalink

I make swag tiki lamps and I live in San Jose.

Here's a link to pics of the lamps I've done...
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/rocknrollwoody/my_photos






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Tiki-bot
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
Posted: 2005-10-15 11:32 am   Permalink

Hi Doug, and welcome to Tiki Central. I've talked to you a couple times at the Mallard, which is one of my favorite bars in the Bay Area (even better than Vic's, as long as Robin's behind the bar).

This is great news! There are so many great artists and craftspeople here to choose from. Here's a short list of faves and some I have bought pieces from:

Bamboo Ben - tha Master himself:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=16725&forum=7&57

Crazy Al - what can you say? He's Crazy! Awesome carvings and textiles:
http://www.tikimania.com/

Ken Pleasant (keigs 20) - a great carver in the Witco style:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=13682&forum=7&hilite=keigs

Seamus - concrete tikis (perfect for bar environment) - you definitely need a spitting moai for the lounge:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5692&forum=7&hilite=seamus

Kahaka (who posted above) - best lamps anywhere!
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=10230&forum=7&hilite=kahaka

Monkeyman - best tiki frames on the planet! Where did you disappear to? All your work samples are gone from TC. Seek him out - the mysterious man they call the Monkeyman.

Basement Kahuna - someday I'll own a BK tiki or war club - they're the best:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5629&forum=7&hilite=kahaka

Tiki Diablo - carver par excellence. Hey bro, where you been???
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5929&forum=7&hilite=tiki%20diablo

Benzart - another amazing carver:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=14931&forum=7&518

2D illustrators and painters whose work appears on TC:
Derek Yaniger
Miles Thompson
Flounder
Doug Horn (Swampfire)

There are many more, but that's all I have time for right now. Keep us posted on your progress.

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Duck Tiki
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Posted: 2005-10-15 5:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks for your replies. I met with Bamboo Ben last night and went to the Mallard, Thalassa and the soon to be Kona Club. He seemed to like the new spot and I hope he can find the time to help out. I am still looking for graphic and print art for the new place.

Its great to know that a bunch of other folks love tiki. The new bar should be great.

Mahalo

Doug


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7475
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-10-16 08:18 am   Permalink

Kona Club!!!

Tiki Tiki !!


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-10-16 09:15 am   Permalink

Fun Fun,
I have a couple masks available. be the first club to wear a BigBenzart mask on the wall.


ALthough I Know you have enough talent out there to more than fill your walls.
Looks like a Dynamite place.
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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-10-16 11:27 am   Permalink

man, thats a great list of artist there Im positive the bar would be among the best in town with any of this talent,but i didnt see my name mentioned...Kirby
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2005-10-16 3:31 pm   Permalink

You really should look into one of his paintings . Look at the one he did for the Lucky Tiki art show that now hangs so proudly in the bar.

Any of the artist that have been mentioned would be great choices. Glad to see you looking out for the TC 'Ohana
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