We need a logo design that works well as an app icon. Our app is focused on providing users (ages 18 - 35) with reliable news coverage of social issues and current events.
The logo absolutely needs to pass the silhouette test - it must be simple, easily recognizable, and easily translate to black&white. The logo must work both with and without the name of the product.
We would like to see designs that communicate some combination of the following adjectives: empowerment, change, trust, hopefulness, productivity, or growth.
We're considering all designs based on the following concepts:
lion, horse, dog, wave (water), soundwave, manhole, bullhorn, whistle, picket sign, soap box , newspaper.
These concepts don't have to be interpreted literally as long as the final result has a clear silhouette.
Although we are a politically focused product, please avoid tropes like red, white & blue color combinations.