want to keep the family updated with a small blog about our newborn son. Would love to have a cool looking logo for his site -- ZanderKane.com --
so - we're fun, 30 yr old parents, kinda modern / contemporary / semi-city type people. Live in NJ / originally from philly / work in philly and NYC, caucasian.
our family - and if the logo's good enough maybe he'll use it one day when he takes over the world... or marries a supermodel... or solves world hunger. no pressure Z.
prefer horizontal oriented (but not 100% positive on this), should be a Very cool logo to use on his website/blog. Has to say his name (Zander Kane) -- may or may not incorporate the .com
funky / contemporary / modern / hip -- but with a baby feel.
to give perspective - his room has a sign in it from Fudge Design in NZ, an eames elephant, flensted elephant mobile, and an ugly doll. i don't know why i'm mentioning it - but maybe it'll help you see what we like.
his walls are a color called clear blue sky.
try not to use animals in designs - even though I did mention what was in the room in the brief had some animals. just focus on making very amazing logo out of the words / type treatment
i like creative implementations of the words more than I do the first two examples which were just a standard font with some clip art elements. would prefer to make the words themselves the focus of the design - not the "extras" around it. for instance - i like the way the letters in the twitter logo look, because the focus/design is primarily the font / arrangement of the letters.
Something with a lightning bolt might be cool. Or super hero-ish with a cape or something. Like the z has a cape coming off it. Just a thought starter not the only ideas I would like to see.