Each One Is Hand-Painted
The Karma Automotive Hood Badge Is The Most Beautiful Modern Car Detail
Karma Automotive (formerly Fisker, whose car was called the Karma) has the most unbelievably gorgeous badge in the car industry. It graces the Revero, a swoopy, $130,000=plus hybrid sedan that is also one of the more unique shapes in production today. Every individual badge is “hand-painted by an artist and set in a precision-machined ring of aluminum,” which means each one is minutely different, rendering each car unique. The badge continues a unique-details theme that included reclaimed wood interior materials and paint colors inspired by different environments.
In a press release from 2017, Karma said “The inspiration behind the Karma logo was an eclipse, showing a spark of sun, the eternal symbol of endless renewable energy.” (It also reminds me of the title card for the Cosmos docu-series reboot, which uses an image of the Helix Nubela.) Either way, it’s a stunner and a far cry from the chrome blobs on most hoods.
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