Monster Movie Salon is a blog and event series that celebrates iconic movie monsters and the wonder and wisdom in their stories. Target audience is sophisticated and intelligent monster movie fans of all ages.
We're looking for a design that is sophisticated and contained within a shield or crest. Something that conveys strength and wisdom - think the Warner Brother's shield, Tesla, or the old Baltimore Ravens - something vector but relatively flat. We are a group of movie geeks who explore the 'secret' wisdom buried beneath the surface of the monster movie, so an insignia that conveys a secret society and shadowy monster wisdom would be perfect! A coat of arms for horror movie fans that treat the movies the way that Dan Brown treats Masonic symbols and the Mona Lisa.
Please don't include unfamiliar nondescript creatures like demons or skulls that evoke a haunted house. Something like the Alchemist Beer Logo (copied below) - could contain iconic embellishments that evoke classic movie monsters - a chainsaw, a hockey mask, a fractured egg, a pair of fangs, a giant lizard foot, or a gorilla beating it's chest (no more than three - and no images are necessary- keep in mind the originals are copyrighted). Or the Baltimore Ravens logo where monster arms - a mummy, a gorilla, an arm with an ax, reach out from behind the shield instead of the raven wings.
This image will be used on our website and in print (on posters) - so something vector but relatively flat. It is possible I would pay an additional $200 for a silhouette of the same logo - again think of a movie studio logo - how it appears on-line versus a newspaper ad.
The workshops explore themes (for example "Family as Monster", "Body as Monster") through film clips, intelligent discourse, personal writing, art making, and roleplaying games. Our first workshop last October, "Creature Comforts and Sublime Mysteries" was a big success. You can see a full event description at http://www.monstermoviesalon.com
Thank you for your creativity and skill everyone!