Here's where you can learn a little about the wonderfully talented artists we work with to bring our treasures to life!
If you often pause to wonder what the future might hold for us, then the art of Michelle Bickford presents some possibilities. By being exposed to the marvels of space-age engineering and Mid-Century Modern architecture, Michelle’s art conjures up images of a bygone era that never fully came to fruition. From paint to frame, Michelle tells a story that comes from the heart. No matter how large or small, each piece is meticulously crafted to further tell her tale. http://michellebickford.com
Michelle created the wonderful Moku Huna logo graphic, and the tiki she designed as part of that graphic was the basis for our Kamahele tiki mug.
Dave Cohen is a sculptor, illustrator, type designer and musician. Known in the lowbrow art scene as "Squid", he has been a key figure in the Tiki revival scene, having sculpted master models for over 250 Tiki mugs. He co-founded Tiki Farm, the largest US manufacturer of ceramic Tiki mugs, in 2000. A longtime fascination with hand-lettering from the comics, toys and packaging of his youth led Dave to dive into type design in 2006. His fonts can be found under the Sideshow, Neapolitan, and RocketType Foundry names. https://www.myfonts.com/person/David_(Squid)_Cohen/
Dave created the design for our first new tiki mug, Ololupe