After reviewing submissions, we've ADDED MORE TIME and revised our brief. NO CLIP ART.
We are not looking for “traditional” school logo concepts (i.e. pencils) that take us back in time. We want creative, forward-thinking designs.
We are looking for something outside-the-box that is creative, abstract, fun and not run-of-the-mill (think art school designs as we are a very, progressive artistic community).
The site http://www.topdesignmag.com/50-awes…ist-logos/ some great logos that really pop. Also, Google "minimalist logos" designs, and see examples that use the font creatively such as Melt, Aqua, Factory, Half, Ed's Electric, etc.
We like simple, clean, easy to understand as well as MODERN, CREATIVE, COLORFUL.
Our community is artistic and creative.
We'd like a logo that can stand alone or with (or within) the text "Denton ISD".
As another possibility... We are a proud, historical community in Texas (Texans are proud of Texas).
We have an amazing, historic courthouse that symbolizes our community (see http://www.bestoftheroad.com/town/denton/3072
and the logo at http://dentoncounty.com/dept/main.asp?Dept=72...
Perhaps it is possible to communicate the idea of beginning in Denton and going out into the world from Denton ISD (i.e. the courthouse in the D) into the world (i.e. globe in the O) or something as such to represent the local and
global community. (See the Between 2 Cities in our brief for the inspiration of thought behind this concept.)