Looking for a company logo - not so much centered around what the company does, but a bit more about where the company got its name (the company is called Beta Minus, and is named after a feature of the book "Brave New World").
I'm looking for a logo for my company. I know this is normally where people describe what the company does, but actually the company may do a bunch of disparate things so I don't want to get too much into that. I'd rather the logo pointed towards the source of the company name. The company name is "Beta Minus" - it is taken from the Aldous Huxley book, Brave new World (<[url removed, login to view]>). the book is about a dystopian future where people are built in a production-line fashion and deliberately given different levels of intelligence in order that they can better perform certain types of job role. The intelligence levels are split into Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons where Alphas are the cleverest and Epsilons are the stupidest. Inside each level there are "plus" people and "minus" people, which are two different levels of differentiation inside those groups. "Beta minus" basically means above average but not too much. I'd love it if we could somehow have something that symbolises this link with the book.
the logo can be in full colour, so can incorporate photographs if necessary. It will be used primarily on the web. After consulting with the wife, some colour matches I like are #FFCC00 and #660066. I'm not tied to these, though, so feel free to think of something better. Some fonts we like are in the attached screenshot.
I need to have the entire name in there ("Beta Minus") somewhere, but I don't mind whether it's a part of the logo or just written near it.
I like the idea of using a greek Beta in there (perhaps as a part of the written name) but there's no obligation for that either.
I am currently going through a fad of liking stick-men in logos (but no requirement there either!).
Please don't use any fonts that are going to get me sued - if you need to use fonts I have to pay for then I'm okay with that (within reason).
If you bid, please provide samples of previous work.