Be gentle...this is my first contest here :)
Seeking a logo for a new website called PrinterListings which will be a directory to help customers find quality t-shirt printers in their area (or across the globe).
Tagline: helping you find the right t-shirt printer
(not necessary to have the tagline in the logo)
Target audience: This is a business to business audience. People who have a logo or design that they want printed on t-shirts at wholesale.
Overall style: I would like a clean, easy to read and recognize logo. I think a t-shirt icon somewhere in the logo would help people identify that the site is for finding t-shirt printers.
Deep thoughts: The site will be "connecting" t-shirt buyers and t-shirt printers, so if the t-shirt image in the logo had some sort of "connecting" symbolism, it would help.
The icon that goes with the site name is very important, as this icon will be used in different parts of the site.
We will also be creating a "featured at PrinterListings.com" type graphic that we will encourage the businesses listed in our directory to place on their sites. That means that the logo has to be very professional so that it can fit into a wide variety of site styles.
I also prefer the "cool blue" tones like this one:
Different accent colors are fine.