I have become less restrictive than I was in my first brief, allowing you the freedom to try new things.
You all have been chosen as finalists because I both enjoy what you have produced, and because I see in your portfolios that you have creative muscles that, when stretched, produce some great art. I need that from you and am excited to see what you will create. Please stretch yourself beyond the scope of the previous brief. That is not to say that I don't like what has already been presented, because I do.
Here are a few requests:
1. No Plymouth pilgrim images please
2. I won't even consider something that looks like stock art. I want it to be something I feel I am seeing for the first time.
3. Please look carefully at the design examples I selected and the ones I have attached. While you, as a designer, may feel uncomfortable with creating something of a look-alike of another designers work, I don't have that hesitation. I love what these other designers have done and have no problem letting them lead the way while helping us tweak and customize to meet our needs. These attached designs are a very good indicator of a style I'd like to see ---fun, playful, original
4. I like simple and clean
5. While I am spiritual, as I have written in my brief, I want to stay away from religious symbolism---religious books, crosses, etc... but hatchets, knives, bows, machetes, tents, backpacks, canteens, bandanas, wilderness hats, mountain bikes, climbing ropes, scuffed knees, crash helmet, gloves, sunglasses---all these and more are fair game and I encourage you to dream up the biggest knee-scarred adventure junkie you can. He is a "Joyful Pilgrim" who experiences the "Pilgrim Joy" only someone with a pilgrim mindset can enjoy.
Best of luck and I promise to provide feedback as quickly and specifically as I can. Please let me know if you have any questions.