Premiere Issue, Spring 2005
Ever since Otto
von Stroheim's Tiki News
stopped publishing a while back, Tiki fans have been at a loss for a good
Tiki periodical. Sure, there have been some great books recently published
about the history of Tiki culture and Tiki collecting, but nothing to satisfy
that constant fix that all true Tiki fans needs. And seeing how Tiki elements
have invaded popular culture in the last few years, the time is right for
another great Tiki magazine. Tiki mugs and home decor have been popping
up in very un-exotic places such as Target and Old Navy. Tiki is hot right
now. Maybe those pop culture consumers might not understand the cultural
importance of this post-World War Two phenomenon, but getting a Tiki mug
in their hands is a step in the right direction. Hopefully, they'll be
curious and want to do a little research. And now they need look no further
than their local newsstand.
published quarterly and edited by Nick Camara, is a real
gem. If the premiere issue is any indication of what's to come, then we
are in store for some great stuff. Tiki Magazine is rich
with interesting features about Tiki history (both American and South Pacific)
and includes some stunning photos of tiki statues and tiki bars. This first
issue takes us San Diego for an in-depth city Tiki tour. Then they have
a feature about Tiki pioneer Ed Hedley, the original beachcomber.
They have Tiki entertaining advice from the lovely
a great Tiki band music review, and a look into "Hawaiian Dick" a Tiki-themed
At 64 pages, there's
something for every Tiki lover in this issue of Tiki Magazine.
If you love Tiki culture and want to see it thrive, get a subscription
to Tiki Magazine today!