We are looking for a logo, or a collection of visually related logos, for a horse stable called "Sycamore Stables". Compared to other horse competitions in the past, we are looking for something much simpler - silhouette or 1 color, more icon than finely detailed logo.
1. The logo will be used in two unusual applications that have special requirements:
1A. A metal cutout sign that hangs above the entrance to the stables. You can see an example of a cutout
metal sign here:
We would like a much less corporate look so don't pay attention to the style, but this is what we mean by
a cutout-metal / colorless sign.
1B. A "maker stamp", which is used to emboss a mark on leather. You can see an example here:
A maker stamp needs to be sort of an "outline" logo. Keeping it a simple outline yields the best result.
It would be impractical, for example, to create a maker stamp witha finely detailed tree image included.
2. The logo will also be used in more traditional settings
2A. A single-color embroidered logo on a fleece, blanket, etc.
2B. A large single-color logo painted onto the side of a horse trailer.
2C. An image on a website
3. If you feel that two separate but visually related logos would be best for these two different applications, you are welcome to submit two. If you feel that just one logo can cover all these applications, you can do just one.
4. The horse farm is a family hobby and children's riding school. The "feel" of the logo should be friendly, non-corporate, leisurely, and/or nostalgic. Peaceful. The horse farm isn't about racing horses, it is about a friendly, warm family atmosphere.
5. Since it is a horse farm, feel free to incorporate a horse (though this is not required).
6. Sycamore is a kind of tree. Feel free to incorporate a tree. I have the idea of a horse grazing under a tree, but please don't limit yourself to that idea. I also remember the "feel" of the tree in The Shawshank Redemption. I think of a old, beautiful oak silhouetted with a horse calmly grazing beneath it. Again, don't limit yourself to that, but it gives you an idea of the feel we imagine.
Please remember that for the first two applications, fine-grain detail is impractical.