Papa NuiPapa Nui is a log rider and Australian artist currently residing on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean. He loves the sea, sand and coconuts, Jeeps, P-38’s and Michener’s’ beach boys. His paintings and drawings are inspired by a fascination with WWII and 1960’s monster art. The Papa is also a vintage clothing aficionado and sartorial enthusiast who collects 1930’s and 1940’s work wear, military, denim and Hawaiiana. His collaborative design projects include work for Levi Strauss Japan, The Real McCoys and various international surf brands. The ‘Monster Papa’, is the latest in Papa Nui’s portfolio and has been developed exclusively for Lofgren Original Garments and Speedway Sendai.
And so with the worst month or two of swell I can remember in the last 10 years, we all have to find things to do in our spare time, thus no surf = a day of painting! The latest in the Papa monster series includes these two portraits of Monster Marine, Semper Fi!! and of course my beloved Monster Luther Billis USNCB.
This forum is an opportunity for me to shoot shit on my favourite topics, namely surfing, board design, WWII military stuff, beachcombing and grass shack living and lets not forget vintage clothing and lots of other off beat and interesting stuff.
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