Saturday, July 19, 2008

1950's Tiki Art



For some strange reason I have always been drawn to Hawaiian and Tiki art of the 1950's. The bright colors and cool designs are quite striking. If you are into that kind of thing, I highly recommend that you check out the artist Shag. There is a link to him on my Drawing and Comics link list. I picked up this Shag's Tiki Drinks Deck: 52 Ways to Shake Your Way to Paradise Edition (Case Bound Card Deck) a while ago. The cards have some great examples of Shag's artwork on them. Today's drawing is a tiki that I did that was inspired by him.

2 comments:

Karswell said...

Shag is good but a more authentic look at retro Hawaii (in all forms of great polynesian design) is Tiki Modern by Sven A Kirsten. Highly recommended book!

http://www.amazon.com/Tiki-Modern-Sven-Kirsten/dp/3822847178/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216509425&sr=1-2

Kevin Langley said...

Nice Tiki man, makes me wanna listen to some Les Baxter.