To start with, I have complete faith in your creative talents (having been a lurker for a while - kudos to you and your collective talent!), so will give you free rein to go with what you think is good. I'll be very actively rating and eliminating in the first few days, as I see what you're coming up with, so if you're quick off the mark, you'll get a chance to influence the direction, and if you're more careful, you can wait to see what ideas bubble to the top and inspire you.
Our website and our cards will have a light background, either white or a very light grey or beige, so the logo should suit that.
Some initial suggestions based on logos I've seen and liked here:
- something clean and not cluttered
- dark blues and possibly greens
- lowercase, so "metablur"
- sweeping graphic line or curve over/under/beside the logo or brand name (I've liked only a few logos with this, but not all)
- although it's easy to want to break it into "meta" and "blur", I'm leaning against graphically separating the two
But like I said, I'm not a graphics guy, and I trust you to go against my ideas if they're unattractive. So I won't be surprised if we end up choosing something that's got something completely different.
Because I'll be using the logo on a website and probably elsewhere, I'll be looking for SVG or some other vector-based file format. Thanks!