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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-04-09 10:11 am   Permalink

As I understand it, the only pictures of that sign around are bigbro's. He says he knows any time he sees it reproduced, they are ripping off his photo. It was destroyed not long after he took his pictures.
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2007-04-09 10:54 am   Permalink

Now that is something else. Very clever idea! Looking forward to the updates.

JP


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2007-04-09 3:43 pm   Permalink

..thanks for all the kind words....i'm really excited about this one....should have some pics up later tonight....after i finish these up for the dva show i'm going to continue on with more signs/furniture art.... at the urging of some of my fellow artists i am considering publishing a book of my works, including the entire series of signworks as well as some of my other work related to roadside america.....i figure, what the hell!..everyone and their brother is publishing books on their art these days, i may as well join the fray....

stay tuned!


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2007-04-09 3:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-09 10:11, Swanky wrote:
As I understand it, the only pictures of that sign around are bigbro's. He says he knows any time he sees it reproduced, they are ripping off his photo. It was destroyed not long after he took his pictures.




..if that's the case, hey big bro, ya got any sideviews of this damn thing!!

....and it's a good thing i'm preserving yet another fine specimen of lost vintage signage through my work for others to enjoy that don't know sven!!

[ This Message was edited by: tipsy mcstagger 2007-04-09 15:49 ]


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2007-04-09 5:31 pm   Permalink

...okay, it's not too much, but it's something.....I thickened up the motel and vacancy signs as you can see from the first photo, how it differs from the last set of pics i posted....As for the face, i just have the component pieces resting on there for now...gettin ready to spot putty and paint the motel and vacancy signs, then paint the mouth and face. the plywood piece in the middle of the nose will be upholstered in black vinyl with foam padding then attached to the finished nose part which will be painted white......the ears and hotel signalong the head will be next. I'll have that sign finished tommorrow. The base is done..just gotta wrap it in astro turf and seal the bottom with laquer....This things gonna go together quite fast once all the pieces are cut, finished and in place.....so stay tuned!!







 
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hala_kahiki
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Posted: 2007-04-09 5:50 pm   Permalink

I want one! So awesome. amazing craftsmanship

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-04-09 7:47 pm   Permalink

"He says he knows any time he sees it reproduced, they are ripping off his photo"

After this project, anytime you see it reproduced you will know that is came from BigBro and/or Tipsy.

If there ever is a BOT2 your picture is going to have to be the one featured. Sven took the pic, you brought it to life.


 
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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2007-04-09 8:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-04-09 10:11, Swanky wrote:
As I understand it, the only pictures of that sign around are bigbro's. He says he knows any time he sees it reproduced, they are ripping off his photo. It was destroyed not long after he took his pictures.




I also shot this sign several years ago on a trip to Anaheim and documented it in this older
extinct Anaheim thread . In fact, I think the picture on the first page of this thread is the one I shot (notice the bird on top of the lettering). Shutterfly cropped down the picture when I orginally posted it. I'll have to dig out the original picture in my pile'O'stuff downstairs (this was before I had a digital camara).

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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-04-09 9:26 pm   Permalink

..same bird, different picture...compare them side by side......no clouds in the background on the pic in this thread...your pic has plenty of clouds, plus it was shot a different angle....nice colors in yours though...this one here is alittle washed out...

 
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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2007-04-09 10:29 pm   Permalink

You are right, different shots after closer examination. What's up with that bird same spot yeras apart??

 
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sputnikmoss
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Posted: 2007-04-10 12:29 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-04-09 22:29, ZuluMagoo wrote:
You are right, different shots after closer examination. What's up with that bird same spot yeras apart??



It's one of those plastic owls. They scare off the pigeons so they won't poop on the customers!


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-04-24 5:37 pm   Permalink

here's the latest... been super busy and the finish work on this takes the most time in order to get the paint on there nice....i got pariarts paul in on this one again...he's cuttin' me the letters as i write this...




here's the back of the chair thus far.....i loosely place the hotel sign boxes so you can get an idea of where they will end up...the wooden posts go through the entire head. they will go through the ears as well once i get the through-holes drilled like in the photo of the original sign.....I added some texture to jazz it up in the areas where the letters will go..



here's the base again.....i thought it was originally a little bland so i put a "googie" twist on it by adding the cirle details and runners on the front edge.....it will be mounted to the astro turf base, which has another thin circle painted green, with floor glides attached so as not to scratch up the floor or the piece.....


..sorry it's been slow going, but these things take time...

more pics soon!!



 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-04-30 10:07 pm   Permalink

here's a shot of the painted moai backrest......i textured it to look like lava. kinda like that look for this particular piece.....it's gettin closer to bein' finished everyday!!




 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2007-04-30 10:35 pm   Permalink

Hey Dave- This guy looks better everytime I see him. I wish I could see it in person. You're creating true kitsch there!
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-05-01 05:14 am   Permalink

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On 2007-04-30 22:35, Sam Gambino wrote:
Hey Dave- This guy looks better everytime I see him. I wish I could see it in person. You're creating true kitsch there!





thanks sam!! you should try to make it up here for the DVA tiki show opening in june if possible....


 
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