This logo will eventually be used on all school materials: letterhead, website, promotional materials for prospective students, and possibly school uniforms.
The logo should include both an icon and text (see attached file as an example of what we're talking about). The text must read "Providence Classical School" or simply "Providence." No strong preference with regard to fonts, so long as it fits conceptually with the rest of the design.
THE ICON MUST INCORPORATE OR BE BASED ON THE IMAGE OF A LAMPPOST. There are several reasons for this, one of which is that "Providence" means divine guidance (in Latin, "to see ahead"). Learning is also described as illumination ("giving light to"), which is nicely symbolized by a lamp.
We love logos using negative space and/or shadow, such as in the attached file and those found here: http://www.graphicdesignblog.org/br…ace-logos/. We don't insist on this, however. Feel free to surprise us!
One negative space idea we would be excited to see involves slightly modifying the shape of the two panes of glass in the lamppost so that they depict an open book. This would nicely show a connection between education and light. Feel free to experiment with other similarly evocative images.
Up to 3 colors is OK, but the logo should still work in B&W.
It would be a plus if the logo could also suggest some classical element (e.g., Roman column, laurel wreath).