I’m interested in emblem logos. I am very well versed on this process and really enjoy working with designers. I will provide a lot of specific direction to make the process clear for the designer. I expect the designer to do their best to pay attention to details and stay focused on my intent. The owner of the company is a patriotic man originally from Hawaii, who served in the military and wants to see a congressional/presidential type of logo. See starter instructions below.
I really like the look of SEAL 1, but with several adjustments.
I have FOUR overall ideas for what happens with the eagle. ONE - The eagle has a trailer attached to the back of it, as if the eagle is pulling a trailer. TWO - The eagle is grasping a trash can in each foot with no trailer. THREE - The eagle is grasping a trailer in each foot. FOUR - The eagle is hauling a trailer with the trash cans in its feet. You can decide which one you want to work with.
The seal portion of the logo must have 13 stars and 1 Hawaiian flower. The flower must be just a small bit larger than the stars, and centered at the bottom of the seal. The outer seal portion of the logo should have 4 stars on the left side, 4 stars on the right side, 3 stars centered at the top of the seal, two stars with the flower in the middle centered at the bottom of the seal.
There will be a small touch of a pattern in the logo. The black and white Hawaii pattern. The Hawaii pattern should somehow be incorporated: Ill give you some options - Into the edge of the seal, above the eagles head in a shape, the eagle's chest, play with that idea a little. I do not want too much of the pattern, look at the photo where I highlighted the portion I like in yellow.
In the eagle's mouth, there will be a small ribbon in three sections which has the words, "Tried and True". in small but clear print. One word should be on each section of the ribbon. It's the same idea as the "Semper Fidelis" wording in the Marine Corps EGA Logo.