We're looking for an iconic image (logo) to represent the fund.
Within the name "500 Startups", 500 is the key phrase.
500 = strength, crowd, confidence, unique, a plethora of resources
We'd like something that riffs in the direction of the Black Panthers Fist (attached below) holding a stick of dynamite.
We'll be pairing this image with bold type. I'm attaching a type sample. If you'd like to riff on that as well or incorporate it into the logo, by all means, wow us. (One idea was to 'burn' the 500 into the wrist of the hand.)
Key design components:
We DON'T like:
- Vector logos
- Clean edges
- Lots of tiny details
We DO like:
- Bold strokes
- Ink splatter (tastefully done)
- Wood block printing aesthetic (some examples attached)
We LOVE the work of folks like:
All that said, we're open to other design concepts. If you have them.
Thanks for your efforts!