The other day I was asked by the young men in my church to help them with a logo for their Varsity Scout Troop which they have named the Hoplites. For those that don’t know, a hoplite was an ancient Greek citizen-soldier so called for the shields that they carried. On Tuesday I took the opportunity to attend a meeting with the young men and tell/show them a little bit of what I do as a designer/illustrator. Afterwards I took suggestions from the boys about what ideas they had for their logo and watched as they sketched some things up on the board. After all was said and done, this is the basic concept we came up with for their logo:
From there I took the concept and came up with one literal representation:
and 1 version showing my recommendation:
I haven’t gotten word as to which one they like just yet but as always I’d like to hear what you think. Please feel free to comment, criticize, tweet, rank or like this and let me know which you prefer.