Our band really likes a couple of images (some of which we uploaded); a family crest idea that sort of suggests a club or a family, stars (even realistic versions), the Japanese picture of a soul (a blue flaming ball of light essentially). While a “Host Club” doesn’t really have a meaning here in America, it is a type of club in Japan where men almost act as “male geishas”. Although that is the case, we want to stick to the images we’ve chosen.
The three ideas that are our favorite so far are the pictoral mark idea. Where we have “The Host Club” written out, but the “o” in “host” replaced with an image. We put the soul idea as the “o”. The letter form idea with an “H” enclosed in a circle. And of course the emblem idea, where we took the shield shaped crest, and put the letters “H” “C” in it with pumpkin leaves around it, and a banner across the bottom that reads “per venia of deus ut astrum” “by the grace of god to the stars”. All of these ideas we really like, but you can be creative as well. Since it’s a band, we would like it to reflect that. We make pop/indie music that is thoughtful and relatable to people, songs about hope and the hardships that come with life and relationships. Popular bands we are similar to include, One Republic, The Fray, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, etc. We would like it to remain gender neutral, but as we are all guys in a band, it can lean masculine if it goes that way. We attached a color wheel also for reference, and love the colors “dodger blue”, “crimson”, “black”, “green”, “lime green” but please use whatever feels necessary.
Thanks for reading this, and we’re looking forward to seeing what comes out of this.