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Tiki Pop

Tiki Pop

Tiki is fantastic. It’s a great encapsulation of America’s penchant for re-synthesizing other cultures. Yes, it’s laughably inauthentic but that’s rather the point. Much like Hollywood it’s a fantasy – just one that’s best enjoyed with a strong drink served in a moai head glass.

And for an in-depth exploration of the phenomena the new book Tiki Pop: America imagines its own Polynesian Paradise looks to be just about perfect. There’s a really great article “SUN, SEA AND SEX Why mid-century America couldn’t get enough of Polynesia’s exotic Tiki culture…” on over here at We Heart that’s got me itching to buy a copy. I love the article’s pull quotation:

“It’s not hard to see why Tiki Culture took off in America. The perfect antidote to the repressed society of the time, Tiki’s strongly sexual overtones – hip-swaying, bare-breasted hula maidens and the dangerous appeal of savage masculinity – were just what the doctor ordered.”

Now that’s some tiki. ;)

The Mummy Case – Elizabeth Peters

The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters. Her best work in my opinion.

The Mummy Case Elizabeth Peters

Mel and Patricia Ziegler

Love this picture of Mel and Patricia Ziegler (creators of the Banana Republic) from the 80s.

Mel and Patricia Ziegler

Pop Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Pop Egyptian hieroglyphics

I came across this on the interwebz and really love it. Great idea for an album cover, eh? Sadly it wasn’t attributed and I’ve no idea who to credit. Anyone know?

Plan for the Week

I’ve got a plan for the week and it goes like this:

Pith Helment Drawing
Route 66 sign drawing
Burning Man Drawing

Furthermore, it’s been confirmed by the coffee shop I visited just before I left. You see “Caravan” is the theme for Burning Man this year so it was odd to see the coffee bags named “RT66″ and “Caravan”:

RT.66 and Caravan Coffee

It’s fate I tell you, FATE! ;)