The logo must incorporate a "9-Ball" that can be used independently without any text. However, it must also have the capability to integrate the company name "9-Ball Studios" without intruding on to the 9-Ball image. We want to be able to use the logo both with the company name, and at times without the company name.
We also produce a televised poker tour, and we need the ability to use the logo (with the company name) as a patch that the poker players wear. I have uploaded an image of a poker player wearing a patch. This is the general size that the logo will be when integrated as a patch.
The logo must use the colors yellow and black (9-Ball Colors), however, we are open to different variations of these colors, and are not stuck on a true "9-Ball" yellow color.
We have provided images of another logo that has integrated the 9-Ball into their brand. We like how they also have the ability to use the picture of the 9-Ball without the text, and also (as seen on the t-shirt) with the text.
This sample logo happens to be for a long board skating company, and is very much in tune with the overall look and feel that we are leaning towards.