Karma Café

by Simon™ • Uploaded: Mar. 11 '11
Gallerized Mar. '11 a5aa28f2adcbd598b74be414df70d7ae.png

Description: Coffee shop providing good coffee, good sandwiches and loads of good karma.

Status: Unused proposal

Commenting: Actively seeking critiques

Tags: psychedelicretro70'sfoodcoffee

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firebrand said on Mar. 11 '11

Awesome work. Great portfolio.

wizemark said on Mar. 11 '11

^I second that. Very cool work.

Simon™ said on 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!

Simon™ said on Mar. 11 '11

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

wizemark said on Mar. 11 '11

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

wizemark said on Mar. 11 '11

might be*

Simon™ said on Mar. 11 '11

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

firebrand said on Mar. 11 '11

Wize advice.

ru_ferret said on Mar. 11 '11

Eye candy!

Type08 said on Mar. 11 '11

Pity that this one went unused, nice piece Simon!

andreiu said on Mar. 11 '11

great portfolio, as the guys before me said!

sdijock said on Mar. 11 '11

Great logo! Is the type completely custom?

Simon™ said on 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. ;-)

lumavine said on Mar. 11 '11

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

richardbaird said on Mar. 11 '11

Did you really trade mark the name 'Simon'?

Mikeymike said on Mar. 11 '11

great portfolio,indeed. love the lettering work here.

milou said on Mar. 11 '11

Lovely type, man.

Simon™ said on 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'. :-)

Simon™ said on 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.

Simon™ said on Mar. 11 '11

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

ColinTierney said on Mar. 11 '11

^ well put...i go back and forth all the time with my personal logo.

Simon™ said on 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

ColinTierney said on Mar. 11 '11

thank you simon, appreciate it.

lumavine said on 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!

bitencourt said on Mar. 11 '11

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

Simon™ said on Mar. 12 '11

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

Simon™ said on 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.

bigoodis said on Mar. 12 '11

Looks realy nice Simon. Love the colors too :)

dotflo said on Mar. 14 '11

lovely work!

alterego said on Mar. 14 '11

Simon rules the gallery :)

Simon™ said on 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.

Bernd said on Apr. 04 '11

genius piece ... !!

atomicvibe said on Aug. 17 '11

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

nickfoles said on Nov. 18 '14

this is awesome

alshonjefrey said on Nov. 18 '14

loving thiss

hanaghansarah said on Feb. 25 '15

I love this simon, it's amazing

RobertGoldring said on May. 06 '15

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

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