Derby #59: At The Luau
Nothing conjures up the feeling of gentle ocean breezes and lush tropical mountains like the distinctive visual iconography of the Pacific islands. Tiki idols and thatched huts, grass skirts and hibiscus, wild pig roasting over an open fire, long wooden canoes carved into intricate works of art, moonlight on the waves: just thinking about it is almost enough to carry you out of your cubicle and whisk you away to the South Seas. There's a reason this exotic, bold, seductive visual style got so big in post-WWII America and remains a retro favorite today. We're not necessarily looking for anthropological accuracy - just designs that use this visual vocabulary. Aloha - and good luck!
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