Aloha Club Tiki Bar Vintage Advertising Matchbook Art Reproduction T-Shirt
SLG Art Boutiki/Arkiva Tropika
100% Ringspun Cotton Printed Direct-to-garment using water based inks Digital reproduction of vintage advertising art Redrawn and enhanced for best reproduction
Aloha Club Tiki Bar matchbook vintage advertising art reproduction.
Experiencing its heydey during World War II, The Aloha Club was basically an Pacific island themed bar that offered dancing and strong cocktails to sailors and other people passing through Martinez, CA. Located near two ammunition facilities, including the infamous Port Chicago Munitions Depot.
There are a lot of variations on this matchbook floating around, apparently the owners of this club (and many others in the pre-internet days) had no issue straight up stealing artwork from more established places like Don The Beachcomber. We liked this version, featuring the kind of shady-looking character in the background lighting up a cigarette. It is a matchbook after all!