What we are looking for?
We would like to have a band logo, which consists of the band name in a nice font, plus a stylized icon for the band. Both should be able to work together or independently. The name of logo are meant to be presented on a CD cover, on website, promotional materials, etc.
Background on the band:
The band was formed in the late 80`s near Frankfurt, when the genre of this industrial music was on the rise. During the time of the legendary Techno Club in Frankfurt, Frame of Mind released two songs on a sampler but never had their own record. The band then split up in ´91.
More 25 years later, a record company asked the band if old material was existing. As a result, a "classic" CD with recordings from that time was released early 2017.
Furthermore, the band was then working on new songs and a completely new CD will come out in May 2017.
For more information, picture and videos, please see the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/frameofmindband/
The "classic" album "Murderous Thoughts" is available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and many other channels. On request, I could send one of the newer material.
It is not too easy to fully describe the musical style of the band. It is much harder than things like Depeche Mode but might definitely a good popular representative. Bands that are closer to the Frame of Mind music are Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assemby, Nitzer Ebb and other band of that genre.
How should the logo and the name font look like:
Although the music of the band is very electronic and technical, the logo itself should not be a pure technical logo. Even if the music is fully electronic, it is “organic” in a way. Therefore, it should be organic but cool in the same way. The logo icon should be visually stunning and easy to recognize (the band should be recognized) but not too simple. There are examples uploaded in the picture.
The first design proposals showed that designers immediately think of "gothic" and "horror" and use a font in that direction. Please don't try to think in clichés, the font can rather be "neutral", stylish and not put the music style right in your face.