Ciao Imports is a specialty food importer with offices in New York City and Miami. We import a variety of gourmet foods from Italy, Spain, and abroad.
Our products include fine olive oils, truffle products, fresh frozen pastas, and a variety of specialty ingredients from around the world.
You can view our product line and existing logo here:
Ciao Imports has a broad customer base. We sell business to business, catering to high end restaurants and food distributors.
We also sell retail through our website, so we would need the logo to appeal to gourmet food lovers as well.
We are open to new ideas, but the logo must say:
"Ciao Imports" bigger and "Authentic Specialty Foods" smaller in the body
Here is a link to a logo we really like:
Please take your creative ideas from classic Italian art.
Think wine bottle labels, Tuscan images. Cursive fonts might be nice to see as well.
We are hoping for the designer to be able to take creative inspiration from the artist Rafal Olbinski (http://www.tendreams.org/olbinski.htm), but this is not necessary.
Lastly, it would be great if the designer could mix the old with the new, and still keep the logo clean.
Update - This logo is being redone to be placed on our new frozen pasta meals. These will be in supermarkets across the country. Please see the attachment to view the sample art.
Thanks everybody - we are looking forward to seeing some great work!