This is a logo for an internal company program to capture employee tribal knowledge in an intranet wiki. The company is called Intuitive Surgical. Our product is called the 'da vinci surgical robot' (google that).
Our internal program is called "da Vinci's Notebook". This will be embossed on a 'Moleskine' like notebook and given out as a special gift to people that submit and have their 'article' accepted and published online. The target audience is a pool of 1000+ awesome ubernerd robotic engineers based in the heart of Silicon Valley.
We want this to be a cool and aspirational gift (notebook with logo) that people proudly carry and use to show off their engineering cred for being a contributor to the online knowledge repository. We will also feature this logo on the homepage of our online knowledge repository wiki (Confluence).
NOTE 1: the logo needs to work as a single color (silver, blue, white, gray, etc...) embossed design on a black moleskin notebook. It also needs to work on a white background website.
NOTE 2: To clarify based on some of the early responses to the contest, I am looking for an iconic graphic that incorporates the text "da Vinci's Notebook" I am not looking for a "da Vinci" wordmark. I was thinking that something along the lines of a traditional logo treatment with a graphic and then text either above, below, or within is what we want. I would still stress modern, cool, geometric for the graphic but still somehow pull in a reference to engineering, notebooks, books, da Vinci (the inventor). It should read as "da Vinci's Notebook"