I'm looking for a sharp professional Logo that plays off my last name. I'm leaning towards a chess piece, but a suit of armor or knight's shield is not out of the question (or even a shield with a chess piece as a coat of arms). This logo would be the cornerstone of my website, business card, letterhead, and sign. The sign would likely be laser cut out of stainless steel, so complexity may be an issue (but a not a deal killer if the design is striking enough). I'm found of dark blue, but even that's not a requirement. My primary area of practice is criminal defense, but family law is the next area I'm likely to work on. Above all, it should have a sharp, professional feel. I'm told it should be a scalable vector graphic.
update.. knight1.jpg is my favorite knight chess piece. The knight needs to stand out. But even an abstract take could work. knight2.jpg is a crude concept a friend came up with, I'm told that chess piece was basically in the style of the Denver broncos horse. It has a feel that I like. It needs to be less cartoonish. I know, the sword in it is lame and is in bad taste.....but that's why I'm going to a professional. I'm not ruling out a sword mind you.. but its hard to pull off without being cheesy.
Some artists are turning in completely new concepts...I am liking these!
PS....IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE AVOID GENERIC CLIP ART! My friend came up an interesting knight in under 10 minutes and he's a total amateur see knight2. Your design should be more detailed or have a new, interesting concept. THANKS!
I'm also looking to have a website designed...contest will post after logo is chosen.
OK ive upped the prize money and extended the contest. Its also entirely possible that i will buy the runner up for separate ad campaign. (this can be more aggressive like the sword and shield designs)
Please look to the highest rated designs for ideas f what I'm looking for. Also..The shape off the horse is super important to me. Look to Knight3.jpg for my ideal knight piece. Maybe convert the outline to a design?
Im seeing a lot of good work, but nothing has been perfect yet.