Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BOOK SIGNING at La Luz Gallery: "Tiki Mugs; Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop"

Polynesian Pop Event at La Luz Gallery: "Tiki Mugs; Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop"


Los Angeles, CA, March 02, 2009 --(PR.com)-- “Tiki Mugs; Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop” Book signing.

Saturday, March 7, 2009 6 pm - 9 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243

"Tiki Mugs; Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop" by Jay Strongman, foreward by Holden Westland of Tiki Farm

Join them at La Luz de Jesus for the much anticipated release and signing party for Author “Tiki Mugs; Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop.”Jay Strongman, Tiki Farm’s Holden Westland and many mug artists will be on hand to sign the book. They'll be serving up scrumptious Mai – Tais, courtesy of Trader Joe's, for free.

Tiki style is more popular than ever, and there are more collectors than ever peering out from the torches and palm trees. Dive head first, shrunken or otherwise, into a Polynesian Pop world of incredible ceramics, from vintage mid-century modern designs, to the collector mugs of today. The book features all the major manufacturers – Tiki Farm, Munktiki, Porcelanas Pav√≥n, Gecko’z South Sea Arts and more along with the top artists including Shag, Bosko, Crazy Al, Ocea Otica, Squid and Tiki Diablo. Written by Tiki historian and renowned DJ Jay Strongman, this resource highlights the history of the Tiki mug from its original heyday in the 1950’s to today. An essential purchase for specialists, the photos and descriptions of styles such as the Frankentiki and the Monkey Mugstack will provide brilliant inspiration for those new to collecting.

Tiki Farm is the world's largest manufacturer of Tiki mugs and has reinvigorated the mug scene both with their retail line and the revitalization of custom mugs for bars & restaurants across the globe which all but disappeared back in the 1970's. Holden Westland, Tiki Farm owner & founder is widely known in the Tiki community as 'the hardest working man in Tiki" and is credited by most as being the driving force behind the resurgent Tiki mug scene. Since their inception in 2000, Tiki Farm is fast approaching a total of 1,000 different, unique designs produced to-date and sales in excess of 1,000,000 mugs.

“Tiki Mugs; Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop” by Jay Strongman, foreward by Holden Westland, published by Korero, www.korerobooks.com, hard cover, 176 pages, ISBN 9780955339813, $34.95


La Luz de Jesus is located at the Soap Plant/Wacko building, in Los Feliz at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm. For high resolution jpegs, interview requests and more information contact: Lee Joseph Publicity: leejemail@gmail.com, p (818) 848-2698 - f (818) 848-2699

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tiki BOOK OF THE WEEK. Tiki Modern.

Great place to start learning about tiki history and art. A MUST for the tki fan. 
I own this book, and it is one of my absolute favorites!
BIG, Full Color, Hardcover.
Tiki Modern will be a favorite of yours.

TIKI BOOKS! Book of the week. Hard to find tiki titles. Books about Tiki History, collecting, recipes, mugs, etc.

Book of the week. 
Hard to find tiki titles.  
Books about Tiki History, collecting, 
recipes, mugs, etc.