The idea behind the site is to promote that the more you put into skateboarding, the more you will get out.
So the logo needs to involve some kind of positive imagery around the act of skateboarding, and the various things it entails. Be it the raw materials... wood, metal, urethane, concrete, ramps, the streets, hills etc. or the act of skateboarding.
We would like either an emblem or a pictorial/abstract mark logo... if it has potential to act as either, ie, the emblem could be placed next to some type and be recognisable, that would be great.
As an inspiration, look up jim philips... some kind of classic skate / surf art inspired logo would fit our site best.
We don't have a set colour pallette at the moment, so do use any that you feel might work. The attached logos give an indication of the kinds of colours that might work.
Please do not use gradients or any kind of drop shadow that involves gradients.