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Wan Q, Los Angeles, CA (restaurant)
Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2583
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-12-03 6:53 pm   Permalink

TikiTie, the sign is gone and as you can see from page 1 and below, the Wan Q is now Fu's Palace.



Great idea to revive the sign if it actually still existed and what the Tucson Kon Tiki did was fantastic!

It would be great to know who did the Wan Q sign though, as Bigbro and Kiara had pointed out in this
thread it's very similar in style to Malibu's Tonga Lei sign R.I.P. I like their clunkiness.



In fact I'm going to call them... Sister Signs!

Don't try to stop me!
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1925
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2013-03-06 4:19 pm   Permalink

Charles Phoenix posted a nice image from one of his slides or postcards on Facebook today that is a little more colorful and vivid then any of the other images I have seen on this thread .








 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11153
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-03-06 4:39 pm   Permalink

That's because Charles knows how to crank up the colors on old faded photos :

Before (previous page):


After:


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6053
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-03-06 4:48 pm   Permalink

Photoshop baby!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6877
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-03-06 4:52 pm   Permalink





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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11153
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-03-06 5:01 pm   Permalink

Just simple I-photo saturation and warmth. CHARLES knows how to crank up the colors - GROG does not!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11153
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-03-06 5:20 pm   Permalink

Groovy Grog - those are definite SUGAR SHACK colors!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-03-06 5:51 pm   Permalink

Classic 1960s Scene....





 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2013-03-06 11:23 pm   Permalink

In its glory days, Wan Q had an incredibly happening bar scene. I frequented it in the late 80s , when it retained its amazing faux tropical interior.
The times we had.


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-03-24 10:16 am   Permalink

Saw this take out menu with a B & W version of the menu rendering. A classic. Reminds us all to appreciate what we still got.



This really needs to be one of Eric October's Tiki by Moonlight renderings!

DC


 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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Posted: 2013-04-19 5:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-24 10:16, Dustycajun wrote:
Saw this take out menu with a B & W version of the menu rendering. A classic. Reminds us all to appreciate what we still got.



This really needs to be one of Eric October's Tiki by Moonlight renderings!

DC



Hey Dusty!

I was just looking at this drawing and noticed there's a Tiki Torch in front of the tiki's face on the sign, and that made me think "Hey, that would make a great black paper drawing... and then I scrolled down and saw the last bit of your post!

So yeah, I'll probably do a drawing... just wondering if there really was a torch in that spot... there's a bit of bamboo in the photos running up in front of the tiki, but the top of the bamboo goes out of frame in all of the photos... ah well, I'll probably draw it as a lit torch, extending up above the tiki sign!
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-04-19 6:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-19 17:36, tobunga wrote:

So yeah, I'll probably do a drawing... just wondering if there really was a torch in that spot... there's a bit of bamboo in the photos running up in front of the tiki, but the top of the bamboo goes out of frame in all of the photos... ah well, I'll probably draw it as a lit torch, extending up above the tiki sign!




A torch lit in front of the Tiki indeed Tobunga, as seen on the menu cover from Tiki Kate.




This one was made for your artistic talents!

DC


 
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