deviantART Logo Proposal
So here it is. Everything and anything I have to say about the design is in the explanation above. The bottom line:
Before starting any sketching, Ryan Ford's criteria were thoroughly read twice. I agreed with all the concepts and ideas put forth by the criteria; the job at hand was to put them into use in a new way. The research was done, the ideas formed, the sketches sketched. After hours of drafting, the end result is one that is bold, legible, catchy, and simply attractive. Transcending the various details and elements of the logo is its overall personality, the character and feel that is generated as a whole. The first impression of such a logo needs to be professional, confident, and mature. Which is exactly what this logo is designed to be.
Enjoy, any input is greatly appreciated.