We are inspired to create a logo similar to Lowell smokes:
Here are our competitors:
We have taken a stab at this logo before and want something more sophisticated and professional at this point. To give you an idea of what we've had before, see the attached files.
We live in Golden, Colorado where the sun shines day after day and considered the logo, "Golden SOL smokes", but are going with brevity and simplicity to exclude "golden". We'd love golden, yellow, sun-like (sol-like) qualities involved, or perhaps the sun itself in the logo. We're also playing off of the word "soul".
Our target audience is ages 18-55, people who enjoy smoking but don't want the damaging health effects of tobacco or altering effects of cannabis. We also plan to sell our product as a loose leaf, hence the slogan, "elevate your mood". However, this slogan does not necessarily need to be part of the logo.
We are looking for something that comes in .SVGs, PNGs, and can be scaled for various print forms. If possible, we would like to have this logo translate to a similar font or font that's easily accessible for copy, so please keep this in mind.
P.S. Of all cigarette brands that are currently out there, American Spirits have the best branding in our opinion. We'd like to be as big as them one day or sell to them at some point.
Write now, we have 3 blends that we plan to launch with, mint, sage, and rose. Please see our rough sketch of how we made our most basic prototype. We just want to indicate that we would love to have 3 separate variations of icons for each (sage: as shown, rose: the flower bud and stem, peppermint: get creative). We're happy to pay extra for this as well if needed.
Smoking has been practiced in one form or another since ancient times. Through studying these timeworn practices, we have noticed that other plants that have been used to offer a more gentle, soothing effect on the body than tobacco. From these ancient teachings, we decided to create SOL smokes to combine ancient and herbal knowledge to create a more healthy modern smoking experience without addictive qualities.
We plan to eventually print words on each cigarette tube that are similar to fortune cookies, something that is engaging and perhaps leaves the user with something to come back to and look forward to engaging with. We plan to share more than the product; We want education to be a big part of this: mainly teaching ideas around the importance of ritual, ceremony, sacredness, indigenous culture, plants as medicine and allies, but want this to not just be an artisan smoke blend brand--we'd like to sell it to a more common market, such as possibly in gas stations where people get to choose an alternative to their addiction and try to break it. We want our market to be big, potentially global, so the logo needs to reflect that, hence the sun as a central focus. We trust your creative process! We'll be happy to provide feedback along the way and ask one main thing besides these guidelines: have fun with it! :)