We would like to logo to be usable with either an English name
(Department of Truth), a Finnish name (Totuusvirasto), or both at the same time. The last one is a loose requirement. If you have a great idea that does not support that, you should go for it.
Below is some additional guidance. Again, they are not absolute requirements. If you have a great idea that does not incorporate the elements below, please let us still see it! We understand that it is not possible to incorporate a lot of ideas in a single logo while keeping it elegant.
The logo can be a little bit spooky or have some villainous character. To achieve this, it can contain subtle elements or references to the visual styles of cold war propaganda, 1984 (Orwell), illuminati, fascism, James Bond villain's shadow organisations, and associated themes. However, this is OPTIONAL and this should be made in a very subtle way. The logo should not look cartoonish, as we wish to be taken seriously.
We also would like the visual style to have something in common with contemporary (today's) visual style of european (German, French, British, Swiss, Nordic) government agencies.
The logo may subtly incorporate some element related to the concept of "perpetual". This is related to the fact that a part of our content does not age, as it is automatically updated when new data becomes available.
Have fun designing!
ps. The example logos are representative of the general visual style we are looking for.