I need a logo for my ecommerce agency. I design, set up, configure and maintain online stores for clients, create templates/themes, plugins and offer downloadable training materials like ebooks and tutorial videos.
The name of the business is South of Munich because that's where it's located: in the small town of Eurasburg, about 35 km south/south-west of Munich, the state capital of Bavaria, Germany.
I'd like both a logomark and a logotype with the logomark being able to stand on its own. But if you have a clever way of combining both (like making one of the letters the logomark), I'm open to that too. The logomark should not consist of or contain the initials "SOM", it should just be graphical.
Please do not use gradients, gloss/shine or 3D/isometric. While I'm not opposed to color, please do not use the colors of the German flag (black, red, gold/yellow) and the logo should also work in black & white or grayscale. The logo should work at various sizes and the logomark should be scalable down to typical icon sizes (with some details left out, if necessary, but the general shape should still be recognizable).
I prefer clean, simple and smart/clever designs, with a little humor or playfulness, if it's subtle, and a modern sans-serif font.
The logo will be used for the website, online advertizing, stationery, business cards and printed marketing materials.