Squid

a.k.a. Dave Cohen

Dave Cohen (born 1960 Kansas City, Missouri) is a sculptor, illustrator, type designer and musician. Known in the lowbrow art scene as "Squid", Dave has been a key figure in the Tiki revival scene, having sculpted master models for hundreds of Tiki mugs. Dave currently lives in the Seattle area.

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    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Squid

    This is a bowl with a standing tiki in center with concave head to light on fire. The Tiki Motor Inn has the same "Flat Belly Tiki" (Lumpy) outside of the Paradise Lounge at the resort. Manufactured by Squidart.com. 132 were made for the event (103 available to attendees only) as well as 4 various glaze artist proofs sold at the silent auction. A custom 1/1 was also in the silent auction and another Custom 1/1 "Anatomically Correct Version" was sold via the "Mystery Bowl Auction". The event took place June 28th - July 1st, 2018.

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    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Squid

    This is a bowl with a standing tiki in center with concave head to light on fire. The Tiki Motor Inn has the same "Flat Belly Tiki" (Lumpy) outside of the Paradise Lounge at the resort. Manufactured by Squidart.com. 132 were made for the event (103 available to attendees only) as well as 4 various glaze artist proofs sold at the silent auction. A custom 1/1 was also in the silent auction and another Custom 1/1 "Anatomically Correct Version" was sold via the "Mystery Bowl Auction". The event took place June 28th - July 1st, 2018.

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    2019 Luau at the Lake Mug a.k.a. 2019 Luau at the Lake Hut Mug - in 3 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Eekum Bookum

    This is a lidded hut-shaped mug with removable roof that has two straw holes. Features a tiki head under the roofline on either side of the roof lid. Measures approximately 5" wide x 3.75" deep x 5.75" tall. Additionally, 6 artist proofs in various glazes were sold in the silent auction at the event.

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    Adventureland Mug in 9 collections

    This mug was designed for Disneyland by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. It is shaped like a thatched bamboo hut. It features an Adventureland sign under a skull and crossed tusks. The sides feature a tiki and a shield. Two skulls on poles are crossed on the back.

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    Atariki Moai Mug in 9 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like a Moai with a topknot. Sculpted by Squid and carved by Gecko. A mixture of two Polynesian cultures; Rapa Nui Easter Island and Autearoa New Zealand. Limited edition of only 25 pieces in pahoehoe lava color with red interior.

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    Atariki Moai Mug AP in 4 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was designed by Squid and manufactured by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The moai is brown with a lid shaped like a top knot. His shoulders are embedded in gray rock. This version is an artist proof.

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    Atariki Moai Mug Pahoehoe Black in 1 collection

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was designed by Squid and manufactured by Gecko'z South Sea Arts. The moai is a glossy black with a lid shaped like a top knot. His shoulders are embedded in gray rock.

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    Atariki Moai Mug Pele Edition in 2 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like a Moai with a topknot. Sculpted by Squid and carved by Gecko. A mixture of two Polynesian cultures; Rapa Nui Easter Island and Autearoa New Zealand. The first limited edition has 25 pieces in pahoehoe lava color with red interior. This is the Pele edition.

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    Atariki Moai Mug Red Dirt Edition in 2 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This is a mug shaped like a Moai with a topknot. Sculpted by Squid and carved by Gecko. A mixture of two Polynesian cultures; Rapa Nui Easter Island and Autearoa New Zealand. The first limited edition has 25 pieces in pahoehoe lava color with red interior. This is the Red Dirt edition.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug - in 5 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. The brown tiki is drumming and has an open mouth, revealing the red glazed interior. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug Custom a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug Custom - in 15 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. The tiki is drumming on a small tiki drum. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back along with a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. Custom/Artist proofs version vary in glazing.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug in Spurlin Brown Test Glaze a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug in Spurlin Brown Test Glaze - in 1 collection

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. A yellowish brown Tiki is drumming a small Tiki drum. He has a closed mouth as opposed to the open mouth versions. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back, as is a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. Test glazes have slight glaze variations.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug in White Bone a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug in White Bone - in 9 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. A white Tiki with red eyes is drumming a small Tiki drum. He has a closed mouth as opposed to the open mouth versions. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back, as is a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug in White Bone Test Glaze a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug in White Bone Test Glaze - in 2 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. A white Tiki with red eyes is drumming a small Tiki drum. He has a closed mouth as opposed to the open mouth versions. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back, as is a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. Test glazes have slight glaze variations.

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    Augie Colon Tiki Mug Kissed by Pele a.k.a. Sophisticated Savage Mug Kissed by Pele - in 10 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug was created by Gecko as a tribute to music great Augie Colon. A gray Tiki with red eyes is drumming a small Tiki drum. He has an open mouth from which lava is spilling out. Lava is also pouring from the opening at the top. "Augie Colon" is in raised letters on front base, Gecko logo is on back, as is a birdman petroglyph. Known as both the "Sophisticated Savage" mug and the "Augie Colon" mug. This is the "Kissed by Pele" version with custom lava glaze.

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    Baby Bob in 4 collections

    Designer
    Squid

    Baby Bob was designed and produced by Squid. The mug was inspired by Trader Joe, son of Trader Tom and Ilene Morgan. Like his namesake, Baby Bob is a happy and simple tiki face in white against a rich brown pole backdrop, with black painted eye details. Unlike the original, Baby Bob has very large eyes, a nipple on top with a straw hole, and he is sucking a pacifier.

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    Bahooka 40th Anniversary Mug Brown in 28 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This brown mug was designed by Squid for Bahooka's 40th Anniversary. The tiki has round protruding eyes, a long nose that flares at the bottom and an open, square mouth with eight teeth showing. The mug has a square base.

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    Bahooka 40th Anniversary Mug Green in 27 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This green mug was designed by Squid for Bahooka's 40th Anniversary. The tiki has round protruding eyes, a long nose that flares at the bottom and an open, square mouth with eight teeth showing. The mug has a square base.

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    Bamboo Ben Mug in 24 collections

    Designers
    GROG, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This mug was a collaborative tribute to Bamboo Ben. The mug is shaped like a moai with Ben's features and was designed by Ernie Keen, sculpted by Squid and produced by Tiki Farm.

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    Beachcomber Cafe Tiki Mug a.k.a. Big Kahuna - in 8 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This mug was designed by Squid and manufactured by Tiki Farm for the Beachcomber Cafe. It appears to be based on the Orchids of Hawaii R-74 and is a traditional full-body Ku.

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    Big Toe Mug Artist Proof in 10 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Full body Tiki mug with open mouth, slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and brow line incised with repeated triangle pattern. This piece was designed with vintage Hawaiian Island Tikis from the 60's in mind. Many of the Tikis from this period were carved with very big toes on their feet, and many carvers used this style on the islands back then, including the ones who were locked up on the big island's Kulani prison, where more of the very detailed versions came from. Sculpted by Squid. This limited edition of 25 brown & turquoise artist proofs have open mouths that show the interior glaze.

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    Big Toe Mug Custom in 17 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Full body Tiki mug with open mouth, slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and brow line incised with repeated triangle pattern. This piece was designed with vintage Hawaiian Island Tikis from the 60's in mind. Many of the Tikis from this period were carved with very big toes on their feet, and many carvers used this style on the islands back then, including the ones who were locked up on the big island's Kulani prison, where more of the very detailed versions came from. Sculpted by Squid. Glazes and details vary on custom pieces.

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    Big Toe Mug Green in 18 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Full body Tiki mug with open mouth, slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and brow line incised with repeated triangle pattern. This piece was designed with vintage Hawaiian Island Tikis from the 60's in mind. Many of the Tikis from this period were carved with very big toes on their feet, and many carvers used this style on the islands back then, including the ones who were locked up on the big island's Kulani prison, where more of the very detailed versions came from. Sculpted by Squid. This is the green glazed version.

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    Big Toe Mug Limited in 21 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Full body Tiki mug with open mouth, slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and brow line incised with repeated triangle pattern. This piece was designed with vintage Hawaiian Island Tikis from the 60's in mind. Many of the Tikis from this period were carved with very big toes on their feet, and many carvers used this style on the islands back then, including the ones who were locked up on the big island's Kulani prison, where more of the very detailed versions came from. Sculpted by Squid. This is the limited version which has a brown wash over a white/beige exterior. Red glaze on interior.

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    Blah a.k.a. Pizz Stacker # 4 - in 8 collections

    Designers
    Squid, The Pizz
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This is one of five stacking tiki mugs designed by The Pizz for Tiki Farm. The mugs depict moods from happy to angry. This one has an oval mouth and eyes.

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    Bloody Haka Po'o in 7 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Castaway Ceramics

    Bloody Haka Po'o was designed by Squid. The mug is shaped like a skull with hollowed eyes, nose and one missing tooth. It has a brown woodgrain handle and a red interior with blood dripping down the exterior from the top rim.

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    Bracco Moai Mug in 13 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This white mug featuring a full body moai complete with top knot was manufactured by Tiki Farm for the Bracco World Cafe & Island Bar in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The mug has brown trim around the top and bottom rims.

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    Buk Um Dano a.k.a. Buk Um Dano Hawaiian Idol Mug - in 37 collections

    Designers
    Squid, THOR
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    Buk Um Dano was designed by THOR for Tiki Farm. He is shaped like Jack Lord's character, Steve McGarrett, from the television series Hawaii 5-O which ran from 1968-1980.

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    Burnin' Love in 21 collections

    Designers
    Squid, Von Franco
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This tiki was designed by Von Franco and produced by Tiki Farm for the It's All About the Tiki event in 2003. The tiki is white, with red flames and a black spade on its forehead. "Burnin Love" is in white on red flames on the back.

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    Cap'n Sqully in 25 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Castaway Ceramics

    Cap'n Sqully was designed by Squid. He is a skeleton with a large skull with sunken gray eyes and nasal cavity. He is wearing a black hat with a skull and cross bones on the front and a straw hole on the top. He is steering a small brown boat.

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    Carroll Shelby Tribute Mug in 3 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This mug was manufactured by Tiki Farm to celebrate Carroll Shelby's 85th Birthday Bash at the Shelby Museum in Las Vegas, NV. It is sculpted to look like a bust of Shelby, wearing his hat, and is glazed in honey brown. Carroll Hall Shelby (January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012) was an American automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur. He was best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Mustang Cobras which he had done since 1965.

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    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This smiling tiki is holding a cheeseburger and a plumeria flower. By Tiki Farm for the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant in Las Vegas, NV.

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    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This smiling tiki is holding a cheeseburger and a plumeria flower. By Tiki Farm for the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant in Lahaina on Maui.

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    Designer
    Squid

    Plastic Cheeseburger in Paradise tumbler shaped like a smiling Tiki holding a cheeseburger and with a combination straw hole/coin slot in the lid (which is also shaped like a cheeseburger).

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    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This smiling tiki is holding a cheeseburger and a plumeria flower. By Tiki Farm for the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant in Waikiki, Hawaii.

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    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This smiling tiki is holding a cheeseburger and a plumeria flower. By Tiki Farm for the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant in Wailea, Hawaii.

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    Designers
    Squid, Von Franco
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This very large mug was designed by Von Franco and created by Tiki Farm for the It's All About the Tiki event in 2003. Depicts a black crazed tiki bush warrior, with green eyes and a green interior.

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    Designers
    Squid, Von Franco
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This very large mug was designed by Von Franco and created by Tiki Farm for the It's All About the Tiki event in 2003. Depicts a purple crazed tiki bush warrior, with orange eyes and an orange interior.

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    Conga Lounge Mug in 26 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This conga drum-shaped mug was designed by Squid and manufactured by Tiki Farm for the Conga Lounge in Oakland, CA. The mug has a wood grain look and has a moai mask on the front. The Conga Lounge closed its doors in 2015.

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    Custom Luau Pig in 3 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Squid

    The Luau Pig was designed and produced by Squid. The mug is shaped like a pig's head. The custom versions all vary.

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    Custom Sam's Shrunken Head Gray in 0 collections

    Designers
    Sam Gambino, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This mug was designed for Tiki Farm by Sam Gambino. The design is a shrunken head, with a broad nose and a slight grin, and ears that jut out at the sides. The glaze is gray, and the stitches on the eyes, mouth and back of head are red. This version was custom pinstriped by Sam Gambino.

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    Da Big Puka Stein a.k.a. Gecko Da Big Puka Stein - in 2 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    Gecko created this "wun of a kine" mug based on his design Da Big Puka. It is essentially the same mug without the five tikis supporting the base. This version of the mug is green with bolts coming out of its head and with a scar across his forehead and stiches around his head.

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    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug is a new twist on an older favorite. It is Gecko's Da Big Puka (without the base) to which he has added a hula girl (similar to Holland Mold Pinup Girls). She is wearing a skirt and has on a coconut bra.

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    Da Big Puka with Hula Girl in 3 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug is a new twist on an older favorite. It is Gecko's Da Big Puka (without the base) to which he has added a topless hula girl (similar to Holland Mold Pinup Girls). She is wearing a skirt and has on a red lei. She also has a red flower in her hair.

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    Da Big Puka with Moko Hula Girl in 3 collections

    Designers
    Gecko, Squid
    Manufacturer
    Gecko'z South Sea Arts

    This mug is a new twist on an older favorite. It is Gecko's Da Big Puka (without the base) to which he has added a topless hula girl (similar to Holland Mold Pinup Girls). She is wearing a skirt and has on a red lei. She also has a red flower in her hair. On this version, the hula girl has moko on her face, torso and leg.

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    Da King a.k.a. Da King Hawaiian Idol Mug - in 36 collections

    Designers
    Squid, THOR
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    Da King was designed by THOR for Tiki Farm. He is shaped like Elvis' head.

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    Deadhead Rum Mug First Edition in 37 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    Made in a limited edition olive glaze (brownish green) with the Deadhead Rum logo on the back. Manufactured in Guadalajara, Mexico. Stoneware.

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    Dental Handled Yellow in 10 collections

    Designer
    Squid
    Manufacturer
    Tiki Farm

    This is a handled version of Tiki Farm's first tiki mug -- originally, the design had no handle, and the tapered design made them easy to drop. Tiki has lots of teeth and a nose ring. The yellow version is the third incarnation of the piece. The first had a green glaze and no handle and the second had a purple glaze and no handle.

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