Simon of New Orleans (Simon Hardeveld) is a French-born artist who first moved to Florida in the late eighties. He then moved to Louisiana and became known for his painted bright and colorful signs which can include distinguishing lettering, various animals, and slogans that include an assortment of French, English, and local New Orleans dialect. His style is often considered folk art or Haitian. He uses the term "deja vu art" to describe his work. His shop today resides in New Orleans on Magazine Street.
Simon is one of the most talented and iconic folk artists of our lifetime, and he has the warm personality to match! My favorite stop every time I come to New Orleans!