I'm looking for the words "Mission Critter" in an old-school looking business/government style display font - examples:
I'm very open to any other font choices, but those 2 look like an old bank sign in a 40's cartoon, I really like that...
Those two words would then be somehow in relation to (over, under, next to, behind.....?) a dog head and a cat head...again - old school, like:
perhaps not quite as detailed, but that style, not cartoony, but
definitely somehow playful and funny, perhaps involving an element moderating the classic look a bit...if it weren't so damn cliche I'd say put little barnyard animal horns on them (if you can think of a subtle variant of that, give it a try...):
(yeah, i like dandylion's style, with the juxtapositions, I guess..)
All that said...I'm very open to other ideas, but I want the vibe to be playful, funny, old fashioned (almost, not overly ironic, but fun...) - note that the word "Critter" is used, it's an old fashioned colloquialism for a domesticated animal, but of course we now lavish money and attention on our pets to a degree that someone who called an animal a "critter" a hundred years ago wouldn't understand...that's the idea/tension that i want to play with throughout the whole concept of the store.
I'm not fond of the product, and these are very old designs,but these are good examples of the styles that, with a modern, subtly ironic twist, are in my concept range:
Thanks for thinking about it!