Our logo should combine the concepts of justice and longevity. Because we provide access to justice, we want to incorporate scales of justice. The gifts will fund our endowment - providing solid sustainability for generations - so we want to include a tree.
The image of justice is primary. The viewer should first see the scales, then the tree. One of our drafts uses the trunk of the tree and lower branches as the scale.
We are seeking sophisticated, simple, elegant look. We don’t want a “folksy,” cute, or busy logo. It must be legible and reproducible in low relief/engraving in a metal (likely pewter) lapel pin, a wood carving, etc., as well as formatted for two-color printing, web use, etc.
Please find a rough sketch attached. We'd really like you to run with this concept using your skill – the sketch is simply a very rough idea for guidance. The image is titled 'RoughBALSSketch.' Also attached please find a PNG image of a rock with a tree carved in it. This is an example of the simplicity that we are looking for, this is not to be used to render a logo, but to give you an idea of the elegant feel we are looking for. Thank you!