I am looking for a really compelling logo that can be combined with the development name in typeface, El Forestal.
I am very open minded to the logo design and typography. The logo should communicate nature, beauty, warmth, energy and fun. However, this does not mean that we need literal imagery such as an animal, the sky, etc. (of course those could work!).
The logo should be distinctive enough so that it truly brands the development and makes it easy for people to remember and recognize. I envision something that's very colorful, rich and inviting. It should feel informal and fun - not corporate or stuffy. When people think of "gated community" they sometimes think of something that's homogeneous and boring - I want the El Forestal brand, like the development, to reflect the fund and pleasure aspects of the property.
The logo will be used in two ways. First, the homes will be marketed primarly through the Web using an SEO optimized web site. The site will be graphically rich and feature photos of the property, the master plan, videos of us building the roads, etc.
The second way we'll market the property is through signage in the area. We'll have signs throughout the area (mainly in Puerto Viejo).
I will also be using the logo on business cards.
I'll need pc and mac version for the Web (jpegs) and PSD's or Illustrator (whatever is used for the logo)