I am looking to communicate the following qualities through the logo: strength, power, boldness, bravery, brazenness, courage, action, tribe, tenacity, territoriality, respect, honour, capability, primal...these are all qualities that a warrior would call upon, and a women evokes when birthing powerfully.
What I do not want to communicate are the connotations of battle, fight, injury, death, harm, blood, scarring, fear.
I am inspired by the symbology of Rune Stones and particularly like the meanings of four stones; Uruz (Freedom, energy, courage, strength, wisdom, understanding), Raidho (Rhythms of life, change of pace), Nauthiz (Endurance, survival, determination) and Jera (The results of efforts realised/ success earned). The Rune Stone symbols can be combined to make a 'binded rune'. This is similar to a monogram. The Rune symbol for birth is very similar to a 'B'. I'd like to see if a binded rune can be created from the 5 stones mentioned.
I love geometric shapes and sacred geometry.
I would prefer a very minimal, elegant feel with a simple colour palette that evokes similar connotations to those listed above. My preference is to use dark green with gold, but I am open to alternative suggestions.
I want to avoid stereotypical symbols of pregnancy and birth - no baby foot prints, or stork cartoons please! No cartoons at all, please. Instead I like something very modern, elegant, symbolic, simple and intriguing, powerful.
I'd like fonts used that echo the values of strength, energy, endurance etc something bold, something 'warrior-esque'. Fonts could be mixed to communicate the more feminine aspects of birthing - the organic, flowing, rhythmical.
For me, a Birth Warrior an be summed up in the attached picture. This amazing women is roaring, uncensored, bravely and powerfully taking actions necessary to bring new life into the world. Hopefully her energy with inspire your design! Please do not share this image publicly (for private use only).