UPDATE NB - IDEALLY I WANT PART OF THE DESIGN TO BE THE SMALL GRAPHIC
LOGO THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE WRITING, WHICH I CAN INCLUDE IN THE
TEXTBOX AT THE BOTTOM OF ALL MY GARDEN DESIGN DRAWINGS. THE BEST
DESIGNS SO FAR ARE THOSE WHICH OFFER SUCH A LOGO, BUT ALSO INTEGRATE
IT WITH THE NAME FOR THE BUSINESS CARD.
I want something that looks stylish, clean, simple, and modern.
I suggest the logo be based on some sort of plant image ideally a
grass such as the miscanthus shown in the images below - one is a
photo, the other has sketches I have done of the photo. Other grasses
you could use are stipa, deschampsia - pics readily available on the
internet. I want to convey a sense of lightness and movement with
bending seedheads of grasses, perhaps flowing in a gentle breeze.
I like the New Perennials style of Piet Oudolf which is based on
perennials and grasses - also see images below to get an idea.
I'm envisaging a design which either clevely uses the grasses together
with the words of the business name, or sits alongside them. The
business card I like most from those I have posted is the one at the
bottom left which uses a pink leaf fashioned as a letter 'K'which is
the first letter of the business name.
[An alternative approach would be to base design round tree or leaves
- I particularly like Liquidambar and japanese maples. But beware
looking too static.]
Also open to other suggestions.