Refresh of an existing Hobbyist Software logo.
I like the existing logo, but the graphics behind it are somewhat clunky.
I'm looking for a high resolution re-build of the approximately the same logo (it should be clearly the same concept).
You do have some flexibility on the exact implementation.
These elements should definitely remain :
1) A holder/magnifying device
like these: http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/4002…s&var=sbar
If you can find good stock art, then I would consider using that, otherwise you probably need to draw one.
2) Some indications of the hobbyist / under construction nature (currently indicated with the sketch lines around the title)
3) The text
the end product will be a high resolution photoshop or illustrator file with a logo that I could use on different backgrounds.
Update for clarity
the existing version comes from artwork that was built originally at a lower resolution, then enlarged using a different 'helper' with a badly added magnifying effect. You can see the rough edges in the attached work. I then had to apply some kind of blotch filter to cover up other problems with the art.
I'm not a photoshop expert - and it shows.
If the existing logo was based on a high res illustrator file - then I would be sticking with that.
One good outcome for me would be to just get a faithful re-build with good high-res art and a realistic helper.
However given that I'm running the competition, I'm also open to subtle improvements!