I'm looking to develop a Logo for a sales page to reinforce the notion of 'Colorist Flight School' for this sales page:
I open to any creative interpretation of the notion 'Colorist Flight School' that supports the metaphor of a flight school for digital artists learning how to professionally color correct moving images. Just be aware that it needs to sit on a sales page and I'd prefer it be more horizontal than vertical.
Here are a series of images showing the type of color wheel interfaces used in professional video color correction software - feel free to use them for inspiration:
I'm not necessarily married to the Yin-Yang element suggested in the design brief... but I do want this wing design to incorporate an element of the color wheel or varied hues and brightness values.
RE: Name In Logo - I'm of mixed opinion if I want a name in the logo, since I see this is more as a 'brand mark'. If you do use the text, consider incorporating the acronym 'ToCG' since the name of the overall site is TaoOfColorGrading.com (or the shortened version: TaoOfColor.com)
In the end, I just really want to support the notion of Flight School for Video Colorists and the logo should support that. It should feel like a serious endeavor.
Final Deliverables: I'd need a Web and Print version, including a Vector-based one for a 3D graphic animation - both with text treatments as independent layers.
Here's my rather literal interpretation of what I think I want (see the attached file for a rough mockup) . . .
I'm thinking the core Logo should have two elements:
1. Wings - similar to a pin that a pilot might wear:
The wings themselves should feel modern and sleek, not feathery or angelic. Abstract but functional. I like the lines in these photos:http://doyoulovewhereyoulive.com/ar
2. In the middle of the wings goes the Yin-Yang symbol. Here's the symbol:
UPDATE: Having seen a few different designs - I don't like the dots at the center of symbol. If you're going to use the Yin-Yang symbol, my advice is to go more with something like #5 . The shape of the line in the symbol is enough to get the point across. The dots seem to be one element too much (unless you think you can make it work).
The Yin-Yang symbol needs to reinforce the concept of Color Correction. My initial thought is to use the color wheel as inspiration, perhaps the one half of the symbol with light values and the other half of the symbol with dark values. I'm also thinking rather than being a literal interpretation of the color wheels that they be more like ink in water or swirling clouds of color:
- but without losing entirely the notion of a color wheel.
When it comes the Yin-Yang logo, I'm very open to ideas and interpretation.