A mug based on Martin Denny's 1958 Primitiva album cover featuring Sandy Warner with a set of hands to complete the cover image.
Sandy Warner was an actress and singer, but will always be most famous as the face of Exotica.
It's fair to say Sandy Warner is the second-most famous album cover model of the vinyl era, behind Dolores Erickson, Herb Alpert's "Whipped Cream Girl."
Sometimes on the albums, Sandy has her long brown hair pulled back, sometimes she’s bleach-blonde and positioned against a wall with African idols, but she’s always tempting the listener with those almond-shaped eyes to escape modern American life and take a trip with her to somewhere exotic. Warner appeared on 16 Martin Denny LP covers, and while she had a minor career beyond her appearances as a tiki icon, it's these photos that defined her career and created a cult following that still exists today.
*This Second Edition mug was preceded by an almost identical first edition without a set of ceramic hands to set in front, cupping water, like on the Primitiva album cover.