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Design keywords: Bravado, blue collar, bas ass (but not biker gang), masculine, best friends (not lovers), hard working, tradition.
We are open to all designs, however, in the attached photo, you will see an old photo of "Stewbum" (on the RIGHT), and "Stonewall" (on the LEFT). This brewery is named after them. "Stewbum" is the father of one of the co-founders, and "Stonewall" is the father of the other co-founders. We included the photo for those extra talented designers out there that might be able to transpose their two likenesses into "characters" for the logo itself (see the example logos). Not full body characters, but perhaps chest up. THAT WOULD BE OUR IDEAL LOGO (with of course other brewery/beer accents like hops, etcs). However, all other logo ideas will be seriously considered and in fact are very welcome. We are open to everything. Thank you!
A word about creating the characterizations of Stewbum & Stonewall: Since this company is named in honor of these two, it's imperative that if you DO decide to design a logo with characterizations, that they be spot on. They don't necessarily need to be impeccably detailed, but they have to represent the two very very well. These two were hard working, blue collar men. They're best friends. They're legendary. They're badass. They both have bravado. Don't put them in suits or sweaters... think younger, but not too young.
So far there seems to be two "types" of characterizations in the designs: photo-realistic, and sketch/"cartoon". I love both types, so please keep them coming! Some of the sketches/"cartoons" are simply awesome... very very impressive. A few people have found that perfect mix between photo-realitic and sketches in their characterizations, again, very impressive.