Tiki Tum Announces His First Tiki Mug And It’s A Headhunter
The latest collaboration in Lost Temple Trader’s new Head Salesman Artist Series also happens to be Tiki Tum’s first ever mug! The collection embraces different artists working right now by showcasing their unique styles. The mug features a wood-inspired glaze and depicts a masked head salesman holding a skull.
The designer, Tiki Tum, is also known as Paul Briggs. Paul is Co-Director of Raya and the Last Dragon at Disney Animation and creates Tiki and oceania inspired drawings via his Instagram. His design has been sculpted by the incredibly talented Squid and is being produced by the folks at Tiki Bauer.
Squid, also known as Dave Cohen, is a sculptor of tiki mugs, an illustrator, a type designer, and a musician. He has sculpted over 200 mugs.
Bauer Pottery, also known as Tiki Bauer, was founded in Kentucky, but is now based out of Los Angeles, California. They produce a variety of ceramics, including Tiki mugs, dinnerwear and petware. Their foray into tiki mugs began in December of 2007 with the introduction of several mugs, such as Surfer Girl, Big Mouth and Two Face. Once the large demand for their mugs had been determined, Bauer Pottery released several designs in limited runs on their website.
The mug is not being sold as a preorder and will be likely be available in December. You can watch the announcement of the mug and our interview with Tiki Tum here.