Karma Café

by Simon™ • Uploaded: Mar. 11 '11 - Gallerized: Mar. '11

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Description: Coffee shop providing good coffee, good sandwiches and loads of good karma.
Status: Unused proposal
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Tags: psychedelic retro 70's food
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firebrand Mar. 11 '11

Awesome work. Great portfolio.

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wizemark Mar. 11 '11

%5EI second that. Very cool work.

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Simon™ Mar. 11 '11

Hi firebrand and wizemark. That's a huge compliment coming from both of you! Only one word for your logo collections - AWESOME!

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Simon™ Mar. 11 '11

Much much more to come - 15 years worth, in fact! :-)

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wizemark Mar. 11 '11

15 years, sheesh.. sounds like a lot! One tip tho, don%60t upload all at once. Instead, upload one or two per day. That way you%60ll have constant flow of comments, floats, gallery spots, exposure, etc.. Otherwise, you might a boom for a couple of days only.. :)

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Simon™ Mar. 11 '11

Hey wizemark. Ah, great advice. I really appreciate it! :-)*I'll call it a day!

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Type08 Mar. 11 '11

Pity that this one went unused, nice piece Simon!

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andreiu Mar. 11 '11

great portfolio, as the guys before me said!

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sdijock Mar. 11 '11

Great logo! Is the type completely custom?

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Simon™ Mar. 11 '11

Thanks everyone! 'Karma' to me said 60's psychedelic, when there was a sudden interest in Eastern religions, art and music. Hence the curvaceous India-inspired letterforms. I worked out the basic forms on paper before hitting Illustrator. I tend to change things quite a lot when I get behind my laptop. In other words, completely custom lettering. %3B-)

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lumavine Mar. 11 '11

You have some very strong work here. I am hungry for more!

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richardbaird Mar. 11 '11

Did you really trade mark the name 'Simon'?

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Mikeymike Mar. 11 '11

great portfolio,indeed. love the lettering work here.

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milou Mar. 11 '11

Lovely type, man.

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Simon™ Mar. 11 '11

Richard Baird - oh yes, I did trademark my name, but in the graphic design category specifically, and for South Africa only, 'cause the irony is that most other categories were already filled. There were also little gems like 'Simple Simon' and 'Simon Says'. :-)

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Simon™ Mar. 11 '11

It would be interesting to find out how all of you felt at the time, but I found designing a logo for myself the worst project ever. The irony of that 'open brief' we all long for! It was a corporate identity disaster, changing my logo every few weeks. So I took the desearate decision to come up with something so banal, that it was impossible to grow tired of. My first name in Helvetica. And secondly it doesn't compete with the design work I present to my clients. It just sits innocuously in the corner of the PDF.

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Simon™ Mar. 11 '11

Lumavine, much more to come in the next few days...

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ColinTierney Mar. 11 '11

%5E well put...i go back and forth all the time with my personal logo.

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Simon™ Mar. 11 '11

Hey Colin. Don't know what's come before, but your current logo is perfect! Hard to simplify further, yet still dynamic. My previous logo was also a monogram - whoops! :-D

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ColinTierney Mar. 11 '11

thank you simon, appreciate it.

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lumavine Mar. 11 '11

Yes, self-branding is probably the hardest thing for designers. But it teaches you to see how hard it is for the client!

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bitencourt Mar. 11 '11

Greatly done, awesome showcase, amazing works. :) - Self-branding :(

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Simon™ Mar. 12 '11

Thanks for all the great comments and floats! :-)

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Simon™ Mar. 12 '11

Bitencourt - I agree with your self-branding comment. I've have comments either way, so it's a case of 'there's no such thing as bad publicity', I guess? But I do prefer it if my client's logos speak louder than my own.

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bigoodis Mar. 12 '11

Looks realy nice Simon. Love the colors too :)

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alterego Mar. 14 '11

Simon rules the gallery :)

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Simon™ Mar. 14 '11

Hehe! Thanks! I have an unfair advantage - I've pulled these logos from over 15 years of work. And I'm quickly running out of the good stuff.

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Bernd Apr. 04 '11

genius piece ... !!

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atomicvibe Aug. 17 '11

Ridiculously amazing work, Simon. You're pretty good with the whole graphical designering thing :)

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hanaghansarah Feb. 25 '15

I love this simon, it's amazing

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RobertGoldring May. 06 '15

I'm sure i've been to this cafe.

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