June 16, 2014

Tiki Party Prep

I've been super interested in the art and design of the 50's and 60's. The sleek design as well as the kitchy decor. I've always dug the Tiki stuff, and after learning about it's history, I became more intrigued. The idea that a culture was co-opted and sold to suburban Americans as exotic is really fascinating. I've always wanted to do a super cheesy backyard luau, and it's finally happening. It's a few weeks away but I started playing with some ideas. I had some patterned paper I got at a hobby store years ago, one sheet of which was wood planks. I cut the sides to give the individual planks the illusion of depth and weathering, and mimicked a tiki typeface to make a sign to go over the bar.

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