I am looking for a logo that also contains an *icon*, an ant of some sort. Must be professional, contemporary, and convey serious, innovative high design firm. Must be distinctive and simple. All the current ideas to date have had a profile of an ant or ant head. The logo/icon should be clean/contemporary and individualized! Totally open to color but no reds or blacks, I do not want to be too literal. I would like the designers to take some liberties with their interpretation of an ant, could be simple brush strokes or straight profile single color. Could tie in with the company name "The ANT Group" or not. The fonts are wide open as well. Would like the font selection to be readily available Windows font *if possible*. Open to font interpretations as the logo could be an image file wherever it is use. Logo and icon should fit in a square.
What has NOT worked is literal ants with hair, fangs etc., ants building the logo, holding up letters, and aggressive looking. No cartoons. This ant needs to be approachable. I am hesitant to post the previous logo designs as I do not want any pre-conceived notions to interfere with the creativity I expect. I may post later if it helps inspire... PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CREATE AND INTERPRET!!! I like Apple, Nike, MSN butterfly, Puma, VW, Audi, A&E logos.