There are a couple of things that I'm mostly looking for in a logo.
As an artist, I had a rural/farm upbringing myself so really resonate with rustic/country/organic design done in a modern and unique way. It's important my logo conveys my personal brand and can be used across multiple platforms to build a relationship with new fans as I release new music.
If graphic symbols were to be included in my logo, things like: Mountain tops, tree tops, arrows, soft barbed wire, feathers, stars would be what I'd lean towards (or something natural and similar to these ideas).
Myself and my fans value the natural surroundings and have an appreciation for the outdoors. We value simplicity, humility, authenticity & mateship. I want a logo that feels inviting -that a country music fan (male or female) would really resonate with.
My music is quite uplifting and conveys emotions of gratitude, sincerity, resilience, appreciation, earthiness and joy.
PLEASE NOTE: My name must be the main feature of the logo.
If including pictures/ symbols/ vectors, think of them as a more subtle addition to the logo (Not the over-writing dominating feature). In saying that, I do really want a logo that is more than just Text/ Font. Some interesting graphics/ lines/ symbols incorporated into the Test as the main feature I think would look really great.
-Unique, classy font that makes my name stand out
-Something that will look great on merchandise (country trucker caps, t-shirts, tank-tops.....I want the logo to be desirable to make people want to wear Merchandise due to it's design appeal. Country Music fans like to wear Merch, particularly when it's got a 'country style' This is quite important to me.
Style: I lean towards Vintage style logos, but am open to creativity with this
I do really like Emblem style logos - that look like a badge and look great on merchendise. I'm open to other ideas. A unique font that could be incoporated into a badge could be quite cool
What I don't like so much:
-I don't like symbols of musical instruments in the logo (guitar body, drum sticks etc......I'm not selling myself as a music teacher, I'm selling my brand as an artist)
-I am not an overly "girly girl", so less bright pink and overly feminine colours would be preferred. At the same time, I'm not extremely masculine .....so something that's quite inviting to look at from both a male and female eye is preferred.
-I'm quite open to colours, but mainly want to avoid anything that is overly bright/ fluro or an overly dark palette (Black is okay though).
I may need to be able to have the capacity alter the colour of my logo depending on the picture/ poster that it may be placed over for ongoing future use (if this is possible)
-Please ONLY INCORPORATE MY NAME IN THE LOGO (no other words are required in the logo design).
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me. I'm really excited to undergo this process and see what we create together!