Got a message today from the owner, Jerry Rosenberg, looking for copies of some logos I’d redesigned back in ‘O8 and figured I might as well post some of ’em here.
The “Special Events” aka “Showtunes” variant, with input from Kingsley Spencer:
The Freedom flag variant of that one:
And some of the signage and things using the logo … not all of which made it to press …
metro-showtunes-matchbooks metro-business-logo metro-bizcard-mike metro-shadows metro-sappho metro-rainbow metro-oasis metro-gameroom metro-disco metro-boiler
covers for the matchbooks (silver foil on purple gloss):
Some time later, they revised the logo. The skyline in the ones I’d done was traced from a photo, standing on the bridge looking downtown, but the “sparkley” version was apparently traced off the older, hand-drawn skyline that matched the previous version of the logo. Here’s the sample that Jerry sent me:
So, I retouched the “showtunes” logo to more-or-less match it for him … Still with the “photographic” skyline. The funny thing is that the moon had been facing the other way on the old business cards; I flipped it to match the neon sign out front. So that logo is a really strange hybrid …
And, while I was in that folder, I ran across a few old promo posters for the bars … you can see the inspiration for the “sparkley pink” version probably came from the Fridays & Saturdays logo here … ?
and a few of them in high-res …
Thursdays Sundays QaF Karaoke Lesbo Pool
Note to self … I should probably “tag” a few folks on Facebook who might remember the Old Days. I think all those posters are from January ’O8, so it’s been 7½ years ago, now.