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K4KOI by Thomas S Magnum on Threadless
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Thomas S Magnum
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"Kakoi" means "cool" "fresh" and stuff like that in japanese. (Better: That's what a friend from Shizuoka told me days ago...)
A simple words game, K4KOI.
"K" for "Koi".
Koi is japanese word for Carp. Yes, I'm sure about this.
Well...let's vote! ^^


Really really like! Very well styled! Maybe I'll tell people the Kakoi story maybe I'll jst tell them it's my initial....5$


I love koi, and this t-shirt! Though if you could choose a different t-shirt color, I think the design would really stand out.


i feel the same as orangeradiokitty... not big on the k, but otherwise quite nice and well done


what do the kanji in the bottom corner mean?

Thomas S Magnum
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I've tried it with "kakoi" instead of the "K" and I've seen Cheery Danica is righy, the design loose its balance.
@Mulberry: the kanji in the bottom is a signature from an old postcard.
Thx all! (I'm going to try a chinese phenix now...;) )

Thomas S Magnum
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Thx all, I'm trying to modify it with your suggestions, maybe I'll post another version soon...


same as Alexandra above.


same as Alexandra above.

Thomas S Magnum
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Uhm...it seems that the "K" has not been a great idea...

The Ending

lol lose the K. echo...... echo..... echo..... echo......


romaji = kakkouii or kakkoii

other than that.. i liek the "rusty" or "aging metal" look to the drawing. :)

Thomas S Magnum
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thx Jim!
@Ueno: so with 2 k? -_-'...I'm workin on a new version, maybe with a different name, without the "K" as almost everybody wants ;)
thx all for the feedbacks!


yes and 2 I's :P

it would be nice to have more of that blue filter color thing at the bottom as well so it'll look more balanced.. since youre making a new version :)

also, it helps if you submit it to critiques sections first so you dont have to keep reworking it when it was already submitted as a design :P

Thomas S Magnum
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yeah I know, critique would have been the best choice...I've to talk with my friend from Shizuoka again _
anyway, the name of the next version will be..."Kois R Us"...how about it? (just a name, the design will be almost the same without the "K")


I love it, probably would buy it, very pretty and unique. tho I am kinda biased toward the letter 'K'


perfectly placed! perfect colors! 5$

Square Bob

I like the design very nicely done, personally i'd rather have it tattooed on my arm though.

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You certainly have caputed the beauty and elegance that koi have. I am not a fan of the K in the center of the shirt. It reminds me of the L & S sweaters Lavergne & Shirley would wear.


LOL, but you should write the kana for ka, I think.... カ Japanese puns banzai!

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