I'm looking for a logo for an annual event called the "Governor's Cup". The event is a reunion of sorts for a group of college buddies who get together to play golf (badly), beer pong (well), poker and other activities we probably shouldn't describe here.
We're looking for a logo that we can use to embroider on various items (shirts, hats, bags, etc), so it will need to work well when embroidered in a fairly small size (eg the chest pocket of a shirt), and on various colors (both light and dark).
We want a logo that at first glance seems very "impressive" / "official" / "historic", but upon closer inspection is humorous, ridiculous, silly.
The logo should include the name "Governor's Cup".
We're thinking the overall format might be something along the lines of a "large cup/trophy" (eg Wimbledon trophy, or British Open (golf) Claret jug), or a "coat of arms" with a flapping "banner/ribbon" above or below -- or anything along those lines that seems fancy/historic/official. (And it doesn't need to follow one of those themes - a fancy/official looking treatment of the specifics below could be great.) One example: http://www.insightdesign.com/logobl…00x239.jpg
And the detail on the larger design (eg the sections on the coat of arms) would include components of one or more of the following:
lightning/shock/high voltage (sample: http://www.mysafetysign.com/img/md/…-2250.gif)
purple cow (sample: http://cs.williams.edu/~ey1/pics/williams.gif)
ping pong paddle/balls
We know it might be too much to get all/most of these included. Most important is the words (Governor's Cup), and an initial feel of fancy/impressive/office, while a closer look reveals ridiculous/silly.
We're happy to answer questions and provide further guidance. Thank you!