Here are a few logos that I’ve created.
(This was an update of a clients older logo (below)
The spiral nautilus shape represents infinity; God’s infinite nature inspires but also outstrips the efforts of theologian. The segmented pieces represent the fact that in theology multiple persons contribute to this effort. (After sharing the idea around, one student thought that the image looked like a spiral staircase going upwards. A welcome metaphor. The colors and style were selected in coordination with Fred Sanders as we worked on the style of the website. He chose the tagline.
The TPS logo design was intended to have seriousness to it. Something that captured an academic group. After some research I discovered that the group was started in 2004; thus the date. Philosophy is learned largely through books and so the book is center stage. The book ribbon doubles as a pathway that we go on. We begin with community, and journey together towards truth (veritas) and virtue (virtus). These three words make up the motto of TPS. The ultimate goal, portrayed by the sun on the horizon is the light of truth and ultimately hints at Christ as the light of the world.
This is one of the first logos I ever created. The one on the left is the original. It still strikes me as one of the best logos I’ve created. The one on the right is one of several proposed updates. I don’t prefer the font, but you get the idea. The original logo was for a 501c3 that was focused on providing medical care/coverage to missionaries and Christian ministers.