* This is for a Muslim audience, but i'd like to avoid cliche images like "Mosque, Cresent moon, book, pen, etc.".
* I need an elegant but toned down logo, because our seminars have strong logos -- so want to contrast between the two.
[Update 1] General tips from the submissions:
1. I have no need to use the MS initials in the design. So I'm rejecting designs that use that.
2. I don't want the design to look to 'loving', makes it look like a matrimonial site, which we are not. We are looking for more of a techno, professional, slick, fun, look.
You are welcome to try designing something with a symbol, but a lot of our seminars have symbol-based logos that are loud. In my mind I'm thinking Id' like to contrast that with a minimalistic type-based font that's clean, high quality professional looking, fun.
Maybe someone will design a symbol-based logo that'll change my mind (never take what I'm saying literally, just use this as a guide, but do what YOU think looks WOW). The above is just a general direction guideline.
Another word regarding symbols:
There are symbols that are so cheap and overused, it would be a disaster to include it as an image for this logo here.
* Check marks
Please don't use any type low quality symbols like this.
I have this criteria for logos that when I first see them, my initial and immediate reaction should be 'wow'. And people I show it to should get that immediate and involuntary reaction of 'wow'.