We would like to communicate a lot with our logo. Maryland has a deep history in distilling. We want something that feels classic, screams "high end" and "quality", yet looks fresh and new. The image we hope to portray is artisan/hand crafted yet ultra premium quality. We've included the colors of our state flag to be used but we don't expect anything very bold. Subdued or subtle colors would be best. Feel free to use any combination of images, shapes, etc. Our state is very centered on agriculture on the Chesapeake Bay. Anything nautical is appreciated, especially considering the story of our name below. The capital, Annapolis, is considered the sailing capital of the world. Remember that we plan to market our logo on everything from the bottles to hats, T-shirts and business cards. Please be creative!
Our name, Lost Ark, was chosen as a symbol of the beginnings of our Free State, Maryland. The first settlers from Europe and the British Kingdom arrived in Maryland in 1634. Their voyage started from London, England four months earlier in November, 1633. They traveled on two ships, the Dove and the Ark. Their goal, ordered by Lord Baltimore, was to setup the first colony. The passengers were carefully chosen because of their skills and abilities to survive. Everything would have to be made, grown, and fixed by hand. Their livelihood hinged on their ability to adapt and craft a new life with their own hands and the gifts given to them from the Maryland countryside and the Chesapeake Bay. Today, we believe that these skills, the ability to hand craft whatever may be needed, have been lost. It's our goal at Lost Ark to get back to those roots, craft a world renowned spirit, and do so from the fruits of the Maryland countryside. We believe the Ark may have been lost, but the spirit and emotion of the hard working first settlers still live here in Maryland today.