This is a logo for a new blog called Soakingman.
The logo is to depict a man reclining in a old fashioned bath.
A bath like this one:
Our hero is lying back in the bath and is wearing a hat. The hat is a a fairly well-worn, beaten up straw hat rather than a top hat or a dressy, flash one.
Men and women of the world.
We dont need to see the detail of the face, just the shape - and we are looking at the bath in profile (similar to the photo).
Colour wise - I'm not really invested in any particular colour or palette. But tend towards cool, calm colours rather than bold and aggressive.
At the end of the contest - I'd like two versions of the logo supplied. One with the text Soakingman.com included, one without.
For the purposes of this contest - please include the words Soakingman.com in the design (feel free to try out different casing) - but keep in mind when doing the placement of the text that the logo should stand on its own with or without text.
After this contest - I'll engage the winning designer to provide me with a further 4 icons - for Subscribe by RSS, Subscribe by Email, Facebook & Twitter. These will be fun to do - think Twitter icon in the style of a rubber duck . . . Email icon in the style of a folded face washer. (Now I dont know how the hell you do those in 48px square - but then again I'm not the genius designer - you are! ;-)
Anyhow, first things first. Lets get going on this one.
Good luck in this contest and feel free to send me any questions!
PS - I guarantee to leave (hopefully useful) feedback for every design posted in this contest.