Note that this industry is very traditional, and can often be “old-fashioned”. Osprey differentiates itself by bringing modern ideas and technologies to facilitate industry needs more effectively. This modern theme should be reflected in the logo.
The website will look similar to this in design, so the logo should work well with this: http://www.craiggarner.net/thread-original/
I actually need two/three versions. My goal is to take this freehand drawn osprey (which is a type of bird) and make it more abstract, so it can be used in a corporate setting.
I am also needing a literal interpretation of this hand drawn design, and also potential creative icon-like designs (like the attached telescope) using this hand drawn design as inspiration.
We will be using the ideals of the osprey in a lot of subtle ways throughout our branding. Here is some information about the osprey that may help you in creating the logo:
Osprey - sea hawk, fish eagle, river hawk or fish hawk
brown on the upper parts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts
The genus name Pandion is after the mythical Greek king Pandion of Athens and grandfather of Theseus, who was transformed into an eagle.
There was a medieval belief that fish were so mesmerized by the Osprey that they turned belly-up in surrender, and this is referenced by Shakespeare in Act 4 Scene 5 of Coriolanus:
I think he'll be to Rome
As is the osprey to the fish, who takes it
By sovereignty of nature.