A logo that could be used for a variety of purposes: stationary, front of our weekly service leaflet, signage, website, brochures, and business cards, etc.
+Vector format is a must, as it will need to be variety of sizes.
+Not too simplistic or too complicated. Needs to have some interest, but not too busy.
+One or two colors: dark red or dark blue would be great. Needs to look good in both color and black and white.
+We write "Grace Church in Newark" in the Omnia font and are very happy with it, so something consistent would be great.
+Adjectives which I hope the logo would reflect: graceful, elegant, reverent, interesting, thoughtful, traditional, but stylish and progressive.
I have tried my hand at a few designs, but have not been satisfied. When I began as rector one year ago, I continued to use the old line-drawing of our historic church building, but it looks too old-fashioned and out-dated in my opinion. We have considered a cross and chalice design from the front of one of our altars, but it looked sadly like a wagon wheel. I have tried a thurible/censer, as it gets across our high church emphasis, but it seemed too narrow. We considered using chant neumes, but just couldn't get it to work right. Other symbols I've thought about: candle or sanctuary lamp, our altar carving, chalice and host, an update of our church building (not of the old line-drawing wood-etching type). If someone can combine a feeling of high liturgy and music/chant with a progressive feel that would seem ideal.
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