Your day can go from bad to good in a matter of seconds, especially in the case where you see a parking ticket on your car and it turns out to be a coupon for your favorite sushi restaurant.
Sidenote: the happiness lasts until the next week, when you see a parking ticket on your car, expect it to be a sushi coupon, and then find out it’s actually a parking ticket.
There’s a happy ending to this, though.
I love sushi way too much for someone with way too little money to spend, which is why I decided to enter a logo design contest for Sunshine Sushi, a sushi bar located in the student center on my college campus. It’s not the best quality sushi (watch South Park‘s “City Sushi” episode if you’d like to know my nickname for the place), but the important thing is that it’s on campus and I can get my sushi fix for 5 bucks in between classes.
Sunshine Sushi, apparently, is getting a rebranding, and they put up a banner advertising a logo design competition. Anyone could email their design ideas in for a chance at winning money, due the next day. The only guidelines were that the designs had to incorporate the colors red, orange, and white, and should represent a sun or sushi image.
Given my current ownership of both a sushi coupon and a parking ticket, $150 was worth a shot, so I took a whack at designing a logo:
I mean, who knows if I’ll win anything– I’m not an artist by any means, just someone who knows how to screw around on software–but at the very least I was able to procrastinate once again on my Management 3000 homework.
Honestly, what’s a bigger waste of time, drawing chopsticks in Illustrator, or learning about barriers to organizational communication? Someone please tell me. I really don’t know.
Your sushi-loving, parking-challenged, quasi-designer,