My brother, who has used this site before, said to post some pics of "what I do," so that's why there's a bunch of pics of me. If you copy and paste this link, you will see my audition video from this year that may help you understand me and this idea better:
In short, I need a NINJA POET design ASAP so I can screen it on a tee shirt (and eventually build a brand). This design should be edgy but clear, not too cute and not clip-arty. Poetry-related cliches like ink and quills might be silly unless integrated in edgy, ninja ways. Old typewriters are cool. And old typewrites fonts are cool too. Old microphones are also cool to symbolize slam poetry and spoken word, which is a lot of what I do. Integrating "writing" imagery with warrior/ninja imagery is a challenge, but I know someone out there can do it!
I like big bold fonts and simple, clear, but strong elements. Something powerful but not something that takes itself too seriously. I like a sense of humor and toughness, and I like a sense of "movement" and strength. I know that's probably a tough task . . . but there aren't many Ninja Poets who balance athleticism and art, writing and working out.
Instead of separate designs, incorporating ninja/writing design into the "Ninja Poet" moniker may be a good direction. The Tough Mudder logo always spoke to me in that way. Also, incorporating elements into the graphic from the television show: warped wall, salmon ladder, cannon ball alley, rope climbs, etc would be ideal if done effectively.
Thanks for considering this project. I look forward to working with you soon.