Stanley Stubenberg Hawaiian Illustration

Commercial artist Stanley B. Stubenberg was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 8, 1925. During his career he created illustrations for various hotels and restaurants in Hawaii including; Hilton Hawaiian Village, The Reef Hotel and The Tropics. He also masterfully illustrated the 1965 book, Young Folk's Hawaiian Time. He passed-away in September 2001 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, he was 79. If you are interested in seeing more of his work, I hear the book Tiki Modern is a good resource; in fact, his art graces it's very cover!

Menu cover art for Ale Ale Kai Restaurant at the Hawaiian Village Hotel, c. 1960's.

The 3 images above are from a 1960's Hilton Hawaiian Village room service menu. Arkiva Tropika

Left: 1950's wine list cover from The Tropics. Right: Art from a 1957 Reef Hotel menu. Arkiva Tropika

1960's menu cover for The Reef Hotel's,  Beneath the Reef restaurant. Arkiva Tropika

1960's promotional table card from Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki, HI. Arkiva Tropika

The 5 images above are from the 1965 book, Young Folk's Hawaiian Time. via here and here

Cover for December 1963 issue of the Japanese design magazine, Idea.


Urban Earthen said...

I don't know there is a sinister feeling to the work- strange how an abstract line can be so evocative

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

Wonderful stuff!

Discovered your blog a few months ago and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it. Posts like this keep me coming back.

Mid-Centuria said...

Thanks Kimberly! Comments like yours keep me going.

ItNeverEnds said...

Your blog is so inspiring. I'm actually from Hawaii and you don't find art like this anymore. Thank you and keep up the good work! Aloha.

Mid-Centuria said...

Thanks It-Never-Ends, glad you enjoyed the post! Aloha!