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Tiki art swap # 4 - Vintage poly pop menu cover inspired art
hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-04-05 7:35 pm   Permalink

Usually I wouldn't recommend another swap straight away, but a number of people have commented that a longer period to make their art would be great. So, I'm thinking we'll kick off the next swap straight away, but not have the 'due date' for like 3-4 months time. What do people think of that time frame?

Paipo made an awesome suggestion that we go with vintage poly pop menu covers as a theme. A number of people agreed that was a cool theme, and no one objected, so we'll run with that. So the art can be anything inspired by vintage menu covers, whether it be a faux cover for a fictitious vintage bar, a painting of a tiki/bar featured on a menu cover, or a carving based on a tiki on a menu cover. Lots of scope for different styles to suite a wide variety of tastes, and lots of fun doing the research too

Here's some links Paipo provided to start your homework:
http://arkivatropika.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi
http://www.tikiroom.net/gallery/main.php/postcards/album01/

For the newcomers the way the swap works is this:
* The theme is given, and participants create their art and post in this thread.
* The work should be a new and original piece of art. No prints, no old art you've got siting around you want to offload (because one of the aims of the swap is to be a catalyst for new art to be made).
* One entry per person. As someone said, it would be too easy for someone to make a heap of pieces in order to get pieces back from everyone.
* Everyone needs to complete their piece by the due date. No piece, no entry.
* A draw is then done of all the entrants. Message your swap partner, exchange addresses, and get some awesome art in the mail. note - there's a good chance your piece will be going overseas, so for your own sake dont make it too heavy or bulky to send overseas!

HAVE FUN!!!
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-04-05 7:51 pm   Permalink

Sweet! I was thinking menu covers because it is pretty limitless...there are tikis of every persuasion (traditional and Poly Pop), wahines, mugs - pretty much as good as having an unlimited theme anyway, and everyone has access to the same resources. I would like to see the menu each artist has used as their inspiration posted with the finished piece so we can see how the artist chose to interpret it.
Hopefully the longer timeframe will draw in some new participants - good idea hewey.

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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 1019
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2008-04-05 7:56 pm   Permalink

Ok - I am so down with this swap!
I am KILLING myself for not joining in the last one - I was too intimidated by the theme and decided to pass. Big mistake! Time for me to start flipping through menu covers!

Henrik "VanTiki"
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-04-06 07:37 am   Permalink

Ohhhh yeah! In fo sure!

 
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Sophista-tiki
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2008-04-06 08:03 am   Permalink

me too.

 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-04-06 08:41 am   Permalink

mmmmmmmmmmmmm-meebee...
lemme check my schedule...
i was hoping "Clowns" or "Midgets on fire"
would be the theme for the next swap....
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Skinny Dog
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Joined: Feb 13, 2006
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From: Long Beach Ca. /Chicago
Posted: 2008-04-06 10:05 am   Permalink

OOOOOHHHHHH midgets on fire! I'd be so into that!

Yep, we're in for the menu topic swap!


 
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-04-06 10:57 am   Permalink

Sounds great! I even came up with one idea already, I'll have to see if I can make it work. 3/4 months is good this time of year, which puts us at either the beginning or end of July?
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T_birdman
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From: San Gabriel Valley-SoCal
Posted: 2008-04-06 11:26 am   Permalink

How bout midget clowns on fire under a tiki torch?

 
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tikiracer
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
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From: UK
Posted: 2008-04-06 11:53 am   Permalink

Didn't feel I could really offer an unique enough piece for this, in the past.

But I'm happy with the way my painting is going, plus love the theme, so I'm in.

Thanks for running it.
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Surf tiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2005
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From: Va Beach
Posted: 2008-04-07 06:17 am   Permalink

Digging through some of those old images, I may be able to crank something out for this. Been itching to try to make an outrigger out of some scrap surfboard foam. Who knows, maybe it'll work.
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2008-04-07 07:49 am   Permalink

i'm in!!....no, really.....i mean it this time.....i'm in.

 
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flynny
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Joined: Jun 19, 2006
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From: Devon, UK
Posted: 2008-04-07 11:19 am   Permalink

Hi Guys
God knows what I can come up with, but a challenge is a challenge so I'm in.
This may sound really stupid but I take it the poly/pop menu theme is for inspiration!!!!
Regards
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-04-07 1:38 pm   Permalink

It's up to you if you want to do a replica or interpretation of a classic restaurant "logo tiki" (which will probably be the route I go), work from some design element on the cover (the outrigger mentioned above being a great example) , or (more for the painters) maybe create a fictitious cover in the style of the old ones. Perhaps it could be focused around some of the typefaces used.
As for carving - if you aren't up for doing something outside the square, there are plenty of teko, tang, ku, PNG and moai images to be found on these covers, but we've seen all that stuff before. It would be great to see some of the more obscure 50s/60s gems interpreted by the swap artists.
Here's a few of my favourites just to get some theme vibe here in the thread:




















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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-04-07 9:44 pm   Permalink

I'm thinking?

 
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