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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-08-12 1:49 pm   Permalink

Size comparison TIKI MODERN vs BOOK OF TIKI



Thickness comparison....is bigger necessarily better?



Texture of cloth cover! Hmmmmmm!:



Witco World end pages. Aaaaaah!:

(We had to squeeze it a lil for it to fit)


Witco wood divider pages. Oooooooh! No not real wood, just a photo of it.

(close up of Outrigger sail)


The evolution of pop primitivism: From primitve art to modern art to popular graphics and decor:



Possibly the mother of all Polynesian A-frames:



The Hula girl's history:



Tiki TV:



Hala Kahiki etc:



Witco characters:



That's all, folks!


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2007-08-12 1:55 pm   Permalink

OMG Im gonna pee myself!!!!!!!

 
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Tiki Lion
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Joined: Aug 05, 2007
Posts: 152
From: Marina del Rey
Posted: 2007-08-12 2:27 pm   Permalink

I'm gonna need a new motherboard on my laptop - this one's all drooled on...

All hail BigBroTiki, who has again proven his worthiness to be our Tiki God!


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2007-08-12 2:29 pm   Permalink

DAMN! Very much worth the wait.

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2007-08-12 3:27 pm   Permalink

BigBro: What time period would you say a MODERN TIKI would be.

Love those first couple of photographs. Witco wood.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2277
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-08-12 4:02 pm   Permalink

I think my Witco hanging behind my bar may be looking over my shoulder at the computer screen! The book looks fantastic. Can't wait!

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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
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From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2007-08-12 4:03 pm   Permalink

Congratulations, Sven. Looks like another instant classic! I gave you a nice plug over at PCL.
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
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From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2007-08-12 4:04 pm   Permalink

Sven - marvelous, simply marvelous. I'm already pre-ordered and can't wait my friend.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-08-12 4:28 pm   Permalink

Thank you everyone! I am glad that I could deliver.

Quote:

On 2007-08-12 15:27, teaKEY wrote:
BigBro: What time period would you say a MODERN TIKI would be.



Can't answer that in a one period time frame. Strictly speaking, the mid-50s to mid-60s were Tiki Modern's heyday, but that does not apply to stuff like Witco, which even in the early 1970s was still influenced by the mid-century modernism that the generation of post war artists like William Westenhaver were formed by. He continued to work in that style even after it was not in fashion any more.

Now it is being appreciated again. So even today I could call a just sculpted Tiki very "Tiki Modern", because it combines certain elements of Cubist, moderne and primitive stylization that were inherent in both: Original primitive art, and also in works from the 50s and 60s. I am talking about simplicity, elegant lines, and a certain degree of abstraction. I do not have a catalog of these elements for easy do-it-yourself, I just look and see.

Examples:

Tiki Modern mask, 1960s


Tiki Modern mask, 2002


Not Tiki Modern, simply Tiki


...I don't own any of the toothy grin or growl Tikis that overflow the Tiki revival nowadays. I consider these "Cartoon Tiki"....which is not my preferred style.

[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2007-08-12 16:34 ]


 
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2007-08-12 4:29 pm   Permalink

Is Amazon the best place to pre-order?

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-08-12 4:40 pm   Permalink

I would say so, yes, they have a price that nobody can beat. Even I, intending to sell it myself eventually, for the Christmas season, will have to ask the regular store price that can only be made competitive by my author's signature.

 
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 650
From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2007-08-12 5:01 pm   Permalink

Gimmee, gimmee, gimmeee - can't wait to get my grubby hands on it! Congratulations BBT! Your tease pics look beautiful!

 
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Karbora
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Joined: Oct 11, 2005
Posts: 103
From: Orlando, Florida
Posted: 2007-08-12 7:34 pm   Permalink

Sven-

This is ultra mega exciting news. Thanks for the sneak peek.....those images definately have me wanting for more! Congratulations to you on this thrilling accomplishment. I know it has been a test of endurance. Come on September.......

Karbora


 
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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1205
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2007-08-12 7:42 pm   Permalink

Danke Sehr, Grosse Bruder Tiki. Lesenfernungen!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7919
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-08-12 7:59 pm   Permalink

Finally!!!

As soon as Tiki Modern is out of the closet, the Witco Bar in my shop will be for sale. 400.00 and it's yours! It was made for a female olympic swimmer back in the day. Lot's of history!!

Cool Beans Sven!
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