I'm looking to capture the essence of the golden age of autoracing. Think of monaco in the 60's, old days of Formula 1, italian luxury (as opposed to american 'luxury' i.e. golden rims, escalades),
I want a logo that is flat, with no perspective, consisting of a 4 leaf clove ('quadrifoglio' in italian which is the name of the store), the name "Quadrifoglio' and maybe a basic geometric form encompassing it. Feel free to go a little outside these constraints if you feel it keeps with the original idea.
The fonts for the text should be either strong sans-serif fonts (the weight ranging from light to extra-bold) or a cursive font like the one attached as an example.
The quadrifoglio is strongly associated with the Alfa Romeo brand (which is the example logo I've attached as well) so it'd have to be at least a little different. It doesn't have to be TOO different though; actually, we'd like for this logo to be reminiscent of it.
I'm willing to see what an 'emblem' version would look like as well.
Attached are some images that convey the 'spirit' we're trying to capture; they're not visual directions per se (except for the logo which absolutely is), as much as they're the overall vibe and aura of what we're going for.
Italian understated elegance
Tradition in auto-racing
'American' luxury (ostentatious)
Modern tuning-inspired stuff