Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This Saturday, December 13th. Tiki Wonderland art show at the Tonga Hut

I have been working like a mad man to get stuff ready for the show, and will be updating this post with pictures as i get things done. If all works out, I hope to be premiering my new Moai and Thirsty mugs, have two T-shirts, and two prints from Jeff Berry's upcoming Beachbum Berry Remixed. Also artist Amber Skowronski, who customized some of the new Moai and a couple of other "two seater" mugs, and who I had asked to do a couple of paintings, will be joining me at my booth. So please pop your head in over here in these days leading up to the show and additionally I hope to see you at the Tonga Hut on the 13th!

****12/9 update: Here is a sneak peak at the two t-shirt designs. Seen here is the mockup of the artwork. The first pressing will be on black t-shirts; "THIRSTY" will be printed in a green which should match fairly close to mint leaves i brought over to the screen printers, the "Torembi" shirt will be a cinnamon tan ink. The "THIRSTY" shirt features my new mug of the same name, filled with a Zombie, garnished with a pineapple spear, Maraschino cherries, ample amounts of fresh mint, with a Hunstein Mountains cult hook swizzle i made for another photo shoot. The back of the "grave opening" features a pocket from which dry ice is starting to spread its "fingers." The "TOREMBI" shirt features the mug of the same name, garnished with pineapple wedge, cinnamon stick, star anise and Geranium leaf, all set against a dark natural cork background. Michele, the owner of Angry Girl, let me have a direct hand in mixing the custom cinnamon tan color, with the aid of a cinnamon stick I brought along.
I will have a limited number of these two shirts in LG and XL at the show. You can get info on Angry Girl's creative screen printing services at www.angrygirl.org.



Also having Michele's gang print me up some vinyl stickers. The first run of these going with the classic black print on white vinyl. Below can be seen the uncut sheet artwork. Two of the stickers in this pack feature my collaboration Zombie Moai with Miles at Munktiki, with the editions name MUNKTIKI X OCEA OTICA. I will have a limited number of these stickers in packs at the show.

Sticker packs will contain all stickers seen in uncut sheet above.

**** Day of show, 12/13, will have just one of the stickers from sheet, the Ocea Otica lettering on driftwood image, will have 11 THIRSTY one offs, 12 MOAI one off including the 2 custom underglaze painted by Amber Skoronoski, two additional mugs from Amber, a limited number of artist proof shirts and low intro price, and a very small number of artist proof prints of some of the photos from Beachbum Berry Remixed.
Below can be seen preview pics of the mugs: