Kon Tiki — Vintage Style Art Print
- Did you know Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959 creating a Polynesian craze across the united states?
- Tiki themed restaurants, bars, and hotels opened up from coast-to-coast including the Kon Tiki Hotel which was completed and opened in Phoenix, Arizona in 1961.
- Enjoy a virtual trip to the mid-century design marvel of Kon Tiki when you purchase this vintage style art print today!
They claimed it was as “A little bit of Waikiki in the heart of Phoenix,” the Kon Tiki Hotel was constructed during the Polynesian craze resulting from Hawaii’s adoption as the 50th state in 1959.
This iconic traveler's motel was located along the Van Buren Strip at 24th Street in Phoenix. It featured a swooping Polynesian profile roof of slatted wood. The dramatic entryway beckoned those traveling through Phoenix by automobile. It was a popular winter resort and ran brisk business in its themed restaurant. With a total of 111 guest rooms, the hotel was designed to cater to those seeking the quiet and relaxation of the Hawaiian islands in the heart of Phoenix.
The colorful signage was conjured up by prolific Phoenician sign designer Glen Gulette. Architect James Salter designed the Kon Tiki, as well as the Cine Capri Theater located at 24th Street and Camelback Road while at Haver and Associates, Phoenix’s most esteemed mid-century architect. In 1965 Salter went to Hawaii to run their new office there, where he died at the age of 41 after a night of drinking when he fell 33 floors while doing chin ups on a lanai railing.
There were always plenty of honeymooners, according to employees, and many snowbirds would spend the entire winter at the Kon Tiki. The Kon Tiki was eventually demolished in 1997, leaving behind nothing but memories for patrons and collectors.
This vintage travel poster style illustration is inspired by the original Kon Tiki Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona and showcases the tropical paradise that once resided in the desert Southwest. You can imagine sipping a cool tiki beverage and throwing a pool party every time you glance at this artwork. The perfect way to enjoy the sensation of an exotic vacation even when you are at home.
This Museum-quality art print of the Kon Tiki Hotel is illustrated by artist: Brian Miller (Star Wars, The X-Files, Doctor Who) and produced on heavy matte, acid-free, archival paper. Available exclusively from Oktopolis.
Order today and enjoy a the Polynesian delights of Kon Tiki every time you look at this vintage style travel poster.
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- Archival Quality Giclée Print Process
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- Heavy 10.5 mil thick fine-art paper
- Rich Color pigments with a high 94% ISO opacity rating
- Printed on acid-free, PH neutral, archival quality base
- Matte finish
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Order today and imagine visiting the desert oasis of Kon Tiki every time you see this artwork in your home.
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