Bob O'Lantern Tiki Mug
Inspired by our love of Tiki history and Halloween, we're excited to debut our first Tiki mug- the Bob O'Lantern!
Our Bob measures 8.25" tall, 3.5" wide, and can hold a generous pour of your favorite fruity libation. He is an edition of 500pcs and was manufactured just for us by the fine folks at MunkTiki Imports.
Bob O'Lanterns will begin shipping the second week of May. All mugs will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail with added insurance.
Who is "Bob"?
From The Search for Tiki-
Tiki Bob is an easily recognizable and enduring cultural icon. Its simplistic design, two dots and a curved line, contributes to its position as one of the most frequently imitated designs in modern mug making. While most well-known Tikis were appropriated from Polynesian culture, Tiki Bob was born in 1955 in the heart of San Francisco.
The mug was born from a restaurant of the same name, the original Tiki Bob’s. Bar manager Bob Bryant opened the restaurant after he left Trader Vic’s, which was located just a few blocks away. Bob’s bar took on a modernist aesthetic and its icon, designed by Alec Yuill-Thornton, was no different. Tiki Bob is a product of its era.
While the original Tiki Bob’s restaurant closed decades ago, its logo is still present at the corner of Post & Taylor in San Francisco.