The basis for the logo is our distinctive church steeple (see attached photo). The steeple is triangular and should be topped with a cross. The cross should be more apparent than it is in the photograph. While the design does not have to be 100% literal, it should be recognizable.
We are also drawing inspiration from a famous local artist, Walter Anderson, whose block prints are synonymous with the town of Ocean Springs, MS. We would like to see proposals that use a clean design inspired by Anderson's woodcuts that looks fresh and modern.
While we're inspired by Anderson's work, it is important that the logo not be overly complicated. ***It should not be cluttered.***
Logo should look good in color and black and white.
Google "Walter Anderson woodcuts" for more examples of his work. Another website with a good selection of his work: http://walterandersonart.com/
The most important words in the title are "CHRISTUS VICTOR."
Just to add some variety, I've uploaded the ancient symbol for "Christus Victor." You'll find it in the files section--the cross with "ICXC NIKA."
This is a secondary logo for the church. We're interested in seeing what you would do with this. Please feel free to incorporate it into the steeple design or make it a standalone.
The design aesthetic continues to apply. We'd like to see playful colors and continue to be inspired by Walter Anderson's style.