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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-02-20 8:24 pm   Permalink

Be sure to keep us updated in your fight against Cafe Press.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-21 7:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-02-20 20:24, TikiTacky wrote:
Be sure to keep us updated in your fight against Cafe Press.



It's tough! But, thank you for asking. This is a very serious case the deeper we get in. We got a new, better experienced, I.P. Person. Well, things are rocky, like I said. Cafe Press has hundreds of millions of dollars to fight me, and they are now fighting for their life - to show the federal government how their business plan zig-zags around the copy right laws will make them have to change their business plan and work legally with artists like every other business. So they are not going to let that happen. They have a river of money coming in, and are not about to let it be damned up! Our new I.P. Lawyer. Cathryn, told us today how mad she was getting the more she found out about our case, and what CAFE PRESS is doing. When she found out Cafe Press has plans to print out "users" ART on canvas and have it gallery-wrapped and then sell it on line! That is really scary. Total stealing of art, no copy right check (by the way the piece they stole from me WAS ACTUALLY COPYRIGHTED!) and Cafe Press is gonna start printing on canvas making fine art giclee, just like the ones you see in galleries, maybe with-out the same quality, or regard to the Signed and numbered editions Any artist is putting out of their work! - that's a total nightmare!

I think that should be frightening news to any, and every, artist!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-21 7:14 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Well, HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!

Working on my "The Moon Of Manakoora" Beach Towel, in partner ship with renowned and well established Hawaii souvenir company.: K C Hawaii.
I'm creating some Hand designed font of the title of the painting to replace the words "Tiki Shark".

Here's the start. You can get a peak at what I was listening to while I worked - and I wanted to know I was actually spelling "MANAKOORA" correctly.

Looking good, ...more later!




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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-02-22 07:34 am   Permalink

Cafe Press should be shut down they have no morals or ethics.

I love the design of your words.

Wendy
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-22 1:55 pm   Permalink

Thanks Wendy, you are a wonderful support, when things feel like they are crumbling all around you, it's nice to go to TC and hear some kind words for the Tiki Tribe! Thank you! I'm still in shock over this thing, and our new I.P. Lawyer keeps finding more shocking things that Cafe Press is doing. So, if they are, as her research shows, going forward with printing artwork on canvas, getting it gallery wrapped , and then selling it on line, that not only damages the Artist, but also every gallery that sells art prints. What happens to the whole "Limited edition" idea? It's gone. If I was planning on only printing 10 to 50 giclee art prints on canvas of a painting, a limited edition, signed and numbered. What happens when Cafe Press sells the same print with no limit to how many they are going to print?

Once again, remember how this scam started: Cafe Press dot com stole my "Copy Righted" Art Work. It said a "user" up loaded it, and Cafe Press dose NOT check to see if the "user" has ANY RIGHTS, what so ever, to this art work. Cafe Press then manufactures hundreds (as in my case) of different items with the art work on them. Promotes them on their web site. Sells the items on their web site, keeps approx 90% of the sale. Ships the items in boxes marked in big bold text "CAFE PRESS "IT's HERE!" Then, sends 10% of the sale as a royalty to the "user" quarterly, or annually or however they worked it out. Cafe Press keeps on selling until someone, or the actual artist, tells them they don't have the rights to sell this art work. Proves to them THEY are the ones with the rights to the art! (sure NOW they ask for Proof!?). Then they take down the times, but keeps the 95% of the sales. They are getting away with this by hiding behind an out dated law that made it easy for small time artists to put stuff up on the web back in President Clinton's era, when the web was only used as a bulletin board. Now, this huge, publicly traded, corporation with a income in the hundreds of millions, because millions of "users" are up loading things globally, says it's not breaking any copy right laws.

Wow...this is totally insane.

If they decide to start cranking out Art Prints cheap, what why will happen to the Art Galley business?

Right now, we still don't know how to stop them. Cafe Ppess have hired the biggest law firm in LA to fight me, drag it out, and out spend me. They have nearly endless $ to do so.

Now the bad news:
Other business are starting to copy Cafe Press's Business plan of zig zagging around copy right law. It's a gold mine! . "Print on Demand" sites On-line- companies are cropping up on the net more and more.

As an artist, I don't have time to police every web site to see if they are selling my art work with out my knowledge or permission. I don't even know who these companies are, or what their names are. I only heard about Cafe Press from a client who canceled his order when I promised him a exclusive right to an image for a beach fowl. Then my client found it on over 200 items on Cafe Press.

So, I can't tell a client I have control over the use of my own copy-righted art work any more?

Jeepers Creepers! I keep telling everyone this is the copy right Apocalypse and they think I am over reacting... until they find their own art, or a family member, or a friend's art on line for sale, with out permission.

Scary times we are in.

Then, of course a concerned art patron found... this eh...this...

.....this ...thing on Cafe Press . com.... which, boy, it really did not make my day any better.

Here's the original painting.

Of course, my lawyer has asked me to tell you this is all my humble opinion, and has yet had the bright light of justice shown on it. But, it's not looking very good right now for the small time artist, or even well known artist, is all I can say. The law either works for all or it doesn't work for anyone? Right?


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-22 2:06 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Well I'm working on a new Beach Towel with our new Partners KC HAwaii - a few changes still to be made, but it's looking good. I got the new design on the the new words (we all agreed upon) penciled in, THEN, I got them then into the computer, and now I'm fighting with my all time Nemesis "Adobe Illustrator"! Don't know exactly why, but this has been the hardest program for me to learn! I've been using it for years, but it's almost always a pain! It seems so un-intuitive! Vector Graphics! Bah! Hum-Bug! "Oh, it's the de-veel's work I tell ya!" Yes I know, it does make for beautiful printing... I agree! ...and I almost got the text worked out.... so... more soon!

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"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-22 10:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So here's the new text for the beach towel created from my Low-Brow Tiki-Art painting, "The Moon of Manakoora".

Should be interesting if the next generation "googles" the word "Manakoora" out of curiosity -
Heck, they might learn little somethin' bout Tiki Culture history, a great exotica tune, and a great old movie!!
Here's the new towel design with the changes...

Mahalo!



 
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Heath
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Posted: 2014-02-22 10:34 pm   Permalink

The towel looks awesome!
Will they be available on the mainland?


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-02-23 1:06 pm   Permalink

Heath - thanks!

Short A: - We are working on it.

Long A: - We are making these towels with "KC Hawaii" who is one of the big producers of souvenirs in Hawaii, however, we are working to connect them up with Showroom 504 in the Gift Mart in Los Angles (at least with products featuring my art, they have not reached out and sold out side Hawaii before and seem a tad shy). If Showroom 504 carries the towels, buyers from all over the western United States will see them and be able to order them for their stores.

Hope all that made sense. All this wholesale/retail/getting-things-to-market can seem so darned complex!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-23 3:56 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!
Well I'm slapping a brush on a few of the last batch of Body Glove Tiki-Mugs!

Here we can watch "Old Man Parker" working in the "Arts & Crafts " room in the Artist's Senior home...got a nice view though!

Oh ... wait... maybe he forgot where he was, and what he was doing... Happens. He's having these "spells" now, don't ya' know.

There we go! Now he remembers! Oh yeah. Tiki-Mugs!

If you need a tiki-Mug , (and wanna get 'em before the old Man forgets how to do 'em,)
contact:
http://www.mahalotiki.com
jillw@wylandbigisland.com
info@tikishark.com



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Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-24 2:04 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So, I'm working on transmogrifying my painting "Beyond the Reef" into a super swanky beach towel. Working with one of the biggest souvenir manufacturers "KC Hawaii" I know if we get these done right we'll get orders and they'll get out in at least "some" stores here in Hawaii for sure, and maybe on the mainland too!
Here's the first steps...

This one is to be the other towel in the paired set of two.
#1 is "The Moon of Manakoora"

"Moon of Manakoora"

Next : ""Beyond the Reef:.

You may notice that I changed the original painting's ship's figure-head from holding a "barber Pole" to holding a "Tiki" - as this was a request of the art-patron who requested the original painting and had special meaning for him, yet, I thought a Tiki was more universal in appeal for the average beach towel buyer.


Here's the lay out. The full painting is on the towel, Excess aspect ratio is mirrored and shadowed images.
I switched out the word "ALOHA: with the word "YOHO!" for the Pirate Theme.

My First try was with a Tiger Shark behind the words "YOHO!"

Problem is this is a lot of blue, and no warm colors to frame the cool colored painting in the middle of the towel.
SO....

I switched to warm wooden faces of Tikis behind the words "YOHO!"

There, now we have some nice warm colors to help bring out the cool toned painting/image in the center.
ALOHA! More to come.....



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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-25 6:16 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

...the work space.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-25 6:27 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Knifehead sez: "OK, stop gawking at the new Art-Book you just got in da' mail!
Yeah, it's Ragnar's new book - "APHORISMYTH" and it toattlay rawks. Gots everything
from rough sketches to finished illustrations that make you want to rip out your own
eyes they are so beautiful."
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Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-26 03:03 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's some sketches as I play with hand lettering and fonts.

Didn't have much time today to work on it. More later.



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-02-26 03:13 am   Permalink

Here you go Brad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIu85WQTPRc

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