An important property of the logo is that it should look nice and clear when shrunk to icon-size – 16x16 and 32x32 pixels. So I’m looking for a 2-part logo: a ‘graphic’ part and a ‘text’ part, where the two together form the ‘full’ logo but where the ‘graphic’ can be used alone. Take for example the Adobe logo, it’s the red ‘A’ with ‘Adobe’ written below it, but the ‘A’ can be used on its own.
I’d like to see an icon version (16x16 size) of the logo in the submission.
We’d like a clean, professional look. The software uses graphics in the ‘Windows XP icons style’, i.e. a bit cartoonish, so bright colors in the logo would work well with the rest of the software.
It’s hard to capture all the functionality of the software in one graphical representation, what our software does is bring computer models on urban, rural, environmental and socio-economic issues together in one system and helps policy makers to make decisions. I hope this captures the spirit and image of the product a bit. We tried to combine these things in the navitation bar of our website design, you can have a look at http://www.riks.nl and look at the top of the page to see if you think we succeeded :) Obviously something like this is going to be too crowded for a logo, so feel free to be creative.
The product’s web page is on http://www.riks.nl/products/Metronamica.