Updated Dec, 13th 2012
Logo Iteration 1:
Logo Iteration 2:
Here are my sketches. They're rough, as I can't draw for anything. But I promise I am better with computer graphics! For the bottom one, I had the thought as I look at the picture now to have the "H" emulate both iconic Chicago skyscrapers: the Sears Tower and the smaller John Hancock building. So a slight edit there. On the top left I'm going for the duality of city vs. the lake, and the top right incorporates a police badge (Chicago police are a HUGE deal, especially on the southside where I'm from) as well as elements of the Chicago flag.
In the midst of finals at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, I may have overcommitted to Skillshare classes! That being said, I do want to get started with this and perhaps use it as a break from papers and studying.
I chose Chicago over Ann Arbor as I love my homecity and it features a ton of great imagery.
I immediately thought of iconic images such as the Chicago Theatre marquee, the skyline over Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field, and the Chicago flag.
I want to stay away from associations with the "2nd City" and "Windy City" as I feel these are overused and not necessarily indicative of the city.
I'm going to work on some sketches and initial logos this afternoon, but here's some of the imagery I hope to work from!