Animal Media is our production parent company.
The name "Animal" in our brand refers to Man (Aristotle: "Man is a political animal / man is a social animal"), since our content deals with social and political issues. We are looking for a fresh, clean, bold, iconic style, and a simple typeface for our brand. Ideally, a black & white logo that can be used across our different, more stylized products.
We like the idea of using "animal(s)", but not as an illustration. Imagery should be tight and clever, and perhaps folded into the brand itself. The brand logo and the brand typeface should stand separately, but also look good when put together.
We want something that plays well with the logo of our first podcast product, "Tech on Politics" (logo attached), which relies on a fresh take on a Lichtenstein pop art piece. Our future podcast brands will likely be similarly designed toward a specific content area (like politics having red/white/blue). As another example (attached) we like the 99% Invisible podcast logo.