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The Tiki paperback cover art thread
Mister Naufrago
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Posted: 2010-06-18 1:21 pm   Permalink

I would like to devote this thread to the fine art of paperback cover illustration depicting Tikis and its unsung artists.




Art by Chaco, Spain 1958

Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-06-18 1:31 pm   Permalink

Ha! Didn't know they had blow darts in the Marquesas !

 
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Mister Naufrago
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Posted: 2010-06-18 3:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-18 13:31, bigbrotiki wrote:
Ha! Didn't know they had blow darts in the Marquesas !



Can't blame the artist.
The original Marquesan native was quite a bore.
Poetic license was required.




 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-06-18 6:19 pm   Permalink

Aaah, if it isn't Maki'i Tau'a Pepe, the Butterfly Priestess - I lightened her up a little ( neglecting the Southamerican Indian):



And here is a photo I took of her at the Te I'i Pona temple site on Hiva Oa:





I think it will be difficult to find many paperbacks with actual Tikis on them. But if we would agree on "Tiki-related" covers, we could put a nice thread together:



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Mister Naufrago
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Posted: 2010-06-19 1:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

I think it will be difficult to find many paperbacks with actual Tikis on them. But if we would agree on "Tiki-related" covers, we could put a nice thread together:



[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2010-06-18 18:20 ]




Que raro…
Depictions of primitive art are not something uncommon in European paperback covers. That’s why I thought that there would be plentiful of Tiki imagery in its U.S. counterparts.





Dessin de Pierre Joubert, France 1963

Maybe because of its usually subdued depiction of sex and violence by censorship requirements, the artists turned to primitive art for shocking value.

And on the "Tiki related" side...



Cover art by Alvaro, Spain 1965



 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-06-19 8:07 pm   Permalink

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tikitony
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Posted: 2010-06-19 10:16 pm   Permalink


wow, love those last few covers! Here's one I've got, no tiki on the cover though.
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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2010-06-20 10:30 am   Permalink

Hawaiian Eye paperback. Cover illustration by Harry Bennett - 1962.

Front


Back



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-06-20 11:24 am   Permalink

Yessss, very nice, Kate. Here is another fave South Seas cover of mine:



That author wrote nautical adventure stories with titles like Castaway and Ports of Call, but not all had such cool covers. There is ONE paperback of his with a Moai on the cover, in the classic "half-face" style that was used on album covers like Ritual of the Savage and Hawaiian Eye (and then on the BOT), but I don't have the image, nor can I remember the title. Anybody here has it?


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2010-06-20 11:44 am   Permalink



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christiki295
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Posted: 2010-06-20 11:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-18 15:49, Mister Naufrago wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-06-18 13:31, bigbrotiki wrote:
Ha! Didn't know they had blow darts in the Marquesas !



Can't blame the artist.
The original Marquesan native was quite a bore.
Poetic license was required.






Nice.


 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2010-06-20 11:58 am   Permalink

Of course, Aku Aku must be listed:



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-06-20 12:00 pm   Permalink

Grog start drinking BEFORE Tonga Hut event already?

 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-06-20 3:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-18 15:49, Mister Naufrago wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-06-18 13:31, bigbrotiki wrote:
Ha! Didn't know they had blow darts in the Marquesas !



Can't blame the artist.
The original Marquesan native was quite a bore.
Poetic license was required.






That picture on the right was originally posted by me on the "Mondo Tiki - Shocking pictures of real Tikis !!!" thread
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=31680&forum=1&hilite=mondo#fresh
It's from my files and it would be nice if you would give me the credit for it.

Aloha
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Mister Naufrago
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Posted: 2010-06-21 02:33 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-20 15:39, Zeta wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-06-18 15:49, Mister Naufrago wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-06-18 13:31, bigbrotiki wrote:
Ha! Didn't know they had blow darts in the Marquesas !



Can't blame the artist.
The original Marquesan native was quite a bore.
Poetic license was required.






That picture on the right was originally posted by me on the "Mondo Tiki - Shocking pictures of real Tikis !!!" thread http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=31680&forum=1&hilite=mondo#fresh
It's from my files and it would be nice if you would give me the credit for it.

Aloha





Sorry Zeta. No offense intended.
I must confess my utter ignorance of TC Uploaded Images Credit Protocol.

OK. I’m guilty of saving some images I come across on the Internet and forgetting where every image came from.
But you know, “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone”

Since the image is from and old and unrelated thread I hope you’ll understand that there is no "animus vulnerandi"
If you are sensitive about this issue, maybe you should watermark your uploaded images (but I´m not sure if this is OK with copyrighted or even public domain stuff).
You better ask a lawyer



 
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