Attached are a few screenshots of our current logo. The name of the brand is Nicky Skunks and it's a marijuana themed clothing brand, hence why we have incorporated the shape of the letters N and S and the marijuana leaf in the logo.
To explain the current logo in detail, we took the N and S letters and designed them in a way where it's identical but just flipped (attached picture #1 or you can view this video, https://mytex.d.pr/G1INix) and merged them together while keeping a bit of negative space in the middle to represent the white stripe of a skunk. We then added two circles to represent the eyes (attached picture #2) which now makes it look like a skunk's face.
We wanted the viewer to know simply by looking at the logo that it had something to do with marijuana, so we added a marijuana leaf (attached picture #3) and then merged the N and S letters with the leave so that it would represent the skunk's tail (attached picture #4).
And, of course we wanted to add the brand name in a somewhat friendly way which we did (attached picture #5)
What we're trying to accomplish now is simplifying the logo and making it less busy. We want to retain the N and S letters (because it's clever lol) but we're open to redesigning it if needed. Currently, the "eyes" have more of an evil look and we want something a little more friendly or inviting, but not childish.
We're completely open to redesigning the entire logo mark, but we would like to have these main components incorporated (if possible) in the logo - a simplified and solid marijuana leaf (without the white stripes in the middle of each leaf, but we're open to separating the leaves if needed), and the letters N and S which look like a skunk's face. If incorporating the N and S letters is not doable, but you can still make the marijuana leaf and skunk work together using the negative space, etc. we're totally open to that as well. We just want the logo to represent the brand properly in a cool and clever way. When looking at the logo, the first thing the viewer must see is that it is a marijuana leave, and then subtly then the skunk's face and NS.
We'd like it so you'd want to wear a t-shirt with just the logo/brand mark on it because it looks super cool...like the cupcake and crossbones example we've attached.
The picture attached of the cupcake and crossbones logo we really love because of it's simplicity and uniqueness. Plus, it has a good & bad, and fun yet dangerous vibe to it. Also, we like how the silhouette is very recognizable and how it merges two very well known and identifiable symbols (cupcake and crossbones) together.
As far as the brand name, Nicky Skunks, we'd like something that's simple and works well with the logo mark. The logo mark is more important and that should take priority, please.
Thanks so much and we can't wait to see what you come up with!