I am 21 years old and starting a cigar company. I have found a major manufacturer to produce my cigars but I need to come up with a logo, a band that is very similar to the logo but goes around the cigar, and a box design with limited colors as it will be branded into a wooden box. I am very traditional and not looking for anything modern. To give you an idea of my tastes, some of my favorite artwork and brands are similar to ancient Roman Empire coat-of-arms and Medieval Times coat-of-arms. I like things that will carry on and stay traditional for generations after me.
I am targeting a cigar market, where much of what they are looking for isn't just a taste and draw of a cigar, but also the design on the band of the cigar and how the box looks. People like to collect bands and boxes to show what they have experienced, and I want something that really commands respect and awe when it is shown to friends.
With the logo, I am looking for something similar to a Torano cigar logo (google image it) or a Winston Churchill cigar logo (again google image). But I would like to move more toward an almost coat-of-arms look with the design. Really, a mixture of the two with unlimited colors. The middle must read "Tosa" in large letters (all caps or not) and under it, I want "Cigars" a little smaller so that the "Tosa" stands out but you don't miss the "Cigars." The band is something that incorporates the logo but has a part that wraps around the cigar. For the part that wraps around the cigar, I would like two stars on each side of the main logo. This is for our purposes to signify the strength of the cigar. The box will have the design branded into the top, so colors are irrelevant. The main logo with maybe something along with it would be nice to go on there.