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The company name is "wildrice solutions", not "wildrice", and I mostly like those concepts that have it all lowercase.
The tagline must be incorporated into the design or it will be incomplete and rated less. It should have normal spacing, should be in all uppercase, and I'd like for it to have thin lines on either side that taper outward very smoothly.
Would like to use the font (century gothic) and kerning (spacing between letters) of my company name in my current logo (see attached - "wrslogo.png"), and the thin quality of the font, as it appears clean.
No more NEW concepts with grains, rice, plants, etc. Current concepts that have bee approved with requests to continue with grains are allowed, but not new concepts ... if we see NEW concepts submitted with grains, those concepts will be eliminated.
Where the pictorial type of logo is concerned, I like the idea of an abstract or organic type of image to go with the company name. The key thing here that I'm trying to convey is that while our company has a structured process by which we create our clients' websites, we are able to change as the clients' needs change. So, I really like the idea of some organic/abstract symbol to go with the company name and tagline.
The image needs to be simple, clean, have some subtlety to it and look very professional, and most of what I like best is with the graphic centered at the top (not on the left side). Do not make a graphic similar to my current logo, as this is why I'm doing this contest ... it needs to change! If a concept has something very similar to my current logo graphic, it will most likely be eliminated.
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Some examples of what appeals to us are the following (for ideas of our taste, not necessarily to copy directly):