Checkout our YouTube (youtube.com/beamazed) to see our current branding style; I've included our current logo face and icon below (along with other designs I like).
The reason I want the logo changed is because this logo is not mine, it is a creative commons image, which makes it difficult to protect (for merchandise etc).
That means I really like this logo, and do not want any of the designs to deviate too far from its 'shocked' amazement expression.
• Also, its fundamentally important that this logo is funny/cool.
• In other words, cool enough for people to willingly buy a shirt with the logo on it: just purely for the awesomeness of the design, let alone their connection to the channel.
• Simply put, it should be Simple and Cool.
WHERE IT'S USED:
The logo is used in the videos (top left corner) and in the thumbnails (top left again) which means that it has to be simple enough for viewers to immediately identify it as the 'amazed' emotion.
I don't mind you experimenting with colours BUT remember that when viewed on thumbnails black and white is better because it is more contrasting when viewed small.
NOTES ON THE DESIGN:
• The name doesn't have to be in the logo.
• If you do choose to make the face some animal then perhaps a sloth would work to keep with the internet culture theme.
• I'd prefer it to be looking straight in front (at the viewer) instead of to the side.
I've added some pictures below to help you reference other designs I like, but I don't want any of them copied, they're just there for reference.