It seems pretty clear that we are leaning towards SeasonedAdvice.com (Great Name!). With that said, I think it's time to start soliciting logo design and concepts. Please keep this to the same format as the domain name thread: Community Wiki, one design/suggestion per answer.
I just had a totally crazy idea. Unfortunately I have no artistic talent to actually follow through with it but try to use your imaginations:
Everybody is familiar with the "Rubin's Vase" optical illusion, right?
Well, it occurred to me just how much this profile looks like a traditional-style pepper mill:
Could we somehow combine these two themes, and add some detail so that the "faces" aspect is a little more obvious? You know, sort of like...
But obviously with the pepper-mill outline and more appropriate colours (IIRC, Jin says that most cookbooks use 2-3 of red, orange, green, blue, and white, and that seems to mirror my own experience).
The pepper mill symbolizes the "seasoning" obviously, and the faces represent the "community."
What do you think? Does it sound interesting? Could we do it? Has it already been done?
The idea is to mimic the SO logo, except:
- the container for the stack is now a pot. (should maybe have a fire underneath? I couldn't draw it).
- The overflowing stack is instead spices and seasoning being thrown in.
- A hand is added to indicate seasoning the dish.
I submit this drawing in the time honored tradition of MSPaint Abuse:
I think a simple chef's hat will do:
I have no artistic capabilities. This was drawn with my finger on an iPad. Don't laugh >:)
I kind of like, though am not married to, the idea of a knife as the logo. As in, the collective wisdom around her carves away the dross, leaving only the knowledge.
If we're going for 'Seasoned Advice', I'd keep it simple, and go with a salt shaker. (or some other seasoning, technically, it's hard to tell at that scale).
Yes, I know, lots of chefs don't use salt shakers because you can't get as fine of control, but it'd more readily apparent to people what it is, at least from America ... it might not work as well for countries that either don't use salt directly (eg, Asian countries, where soy sauce is the main salt additive).
I'd prefer something perhaps more abstract. The logo for OpenSourceFood is very clever, implying an egg without obviously being an egg. Something that implies food without actually being a salt shaker or a chef's hat.