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Zeta posted on Mon, Feb 8, 2010 4:43 PM

Name:Tabu
Type:bar
Street:
City:Torremolinos
State:
Zip:
country:Spain
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
Authentic Polynesian atmosphere

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Zeta posted on Mon, Feb 8, 2010 4:46 PM


Vintage Postcard

I think the name "Tabu" for a place is my second favorite right after "Tiki". I wonder if we will ever get to see a close up of that building. From the distance that black Tiki on the wall (assuming it is one) looks like an insect. :)

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Zeta posted on Mon, Feb 8, 2010 9:34 PM

Bigbro, happy to please you, for 5 more posts, before I retire...

Tabu club Torremolinos
Vintage postcard

So that "insect" logo Tiki looks (again) more like a Melanesian carving. It was pretty big compared to those cars (though those Fiats are tiny) --and did it have red glowing eyes?

More detailed Tabu logo from a press ad

Ahaaah! Originally I was thinking that logo Tiki might have been inspired by a flat PNG carving in this style:

....only with its arms up instead of down. But I had no explanation for that lump between the Tabu logo's legs. :)

But with this rendering it becomes clear that what we have here is another Uli figure as inspiration:

Probably even this specific one.

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