Off the Ropes is a personal development/self-improvement business (Entrepreneurship, business development, self-help/personal improvement, health and fitness, etc.).
The logo will be used on our website, audio/video podcast, blog and apparel range.
Concept behind the name "Off the Ropes":
"Off the Ropes" is a well known phrase used in the world of boxing. It is used as an instruction to a fighter to get 'off the ropes', i.e. get out of a vulnerable/adverse situation and move into a position of strength. Therefore, we have used this phrase as a metaphor for our personal development brand.
We would like an original and clever design that has a well conceived meaning (abstract or obvious) linked to the nature of the business and/or the concept behind the name "Off the Ropes".
Clean, hip and cool is the essence...and the design needs to be Iconic....a brand people would like to wear.
We do not require any additional sub-text/wording on the logo.
The chosen design could be just the lettering (Off the Ropes) by itself, or with the use of an additional element, i.e. illustration/symbol/icon to capture the concept.
1) We have attached the Kingpins logo for an example of stylized "hipster" lettering
2) The "Tulmoon", "Troop" and "Hammer" were attached to capture the retro/rustic vibe, as the distressed look may mirror the "Off the Ropes" concept and give the logo a cool hipster feel.
3) The "Killed", "Elephant Combs" and "Mind" (Mental Health Charity) logos were attached because we liked the clever concepts.
We hope this helps narrow the focus and offers some clarity regarding our requirements. If you have any questions, please do let us know.
Thank you very much and best wishes :)