We chose Blackbirds because they have unique visual memories and tool using abilities and are one of the smartest in the animal kingdom.
It needs to be like it is watching and hunting bad guys and should not be a flesh and blood bird but the bird is an AI Algorithm that is hunting misinfo.
Should NOT look like a living organic bird.
1. ITS A RAVEN NOT AN EAGLE
Designs should NOT be an eagle or a owl....The design actually needs to be of an actual raven/crow/blackbird. they have a very distinct head and beak shape which we have linked in attached references.
NOT A REAL LIVING BIRD
2. do not try to make a feathery "real" or like a living bird ended up looklike like something for an aviary or bird watching group instead of a technology company. to that end, many of the edgy but more "abstract" designs using shapes seem to be preferable to an organic bird.
WE WANT TO SEE SOMETHING MORE SYMBOLIC BUT STILL POWERFUL
3. We did not see many concepts that envisioned the bird as an "algorithm" or a bird that is actually a virtual bird or a symbol. that is preferable.
WE ARE POSITIVE THAT WE WANT TO SEE GOOD USE OF NEGATIVE SPACE :)
4. We really want to see a good use of NEGATIVE SPACE. If you think about what we do in the FAKE NEWS and MISINFORMATION space which is what we analyze and try to classify, one of the biggest issues is that of POLARIZATION. This means very extreme news and the reason is to DIVIDE society and different groups of people and get them fighting.
We are trying to bring people back together again by making it more apparent when misinfo is trying to divide.
This concept visually depicted could be very interest. One concept we were thinking are actually two interlocking raven heads like a Yin Yang where the dot of the yin yang is the eye of the Raven. *note - never use the eyeball/pupil in the design just the main shape or it ends up looking very corny. This yin yang version that would end up being a black bird and a white bird essentially would be a metaphor that two groups of people or even that truth and fake are both flip sides of one another and that one would not exist without the other.
Even if this concept does not work, its important to know this.
This concept does not only have to be done via the birds head but can be done in anyway you choose.
DONT GO TOO FANCY WITH PRESENTATION
We prefer you do not do mockups of the cards, or movie posters or any kind of elaborate mockup we want to see the LOGO ONLY
LOGO SHOULD ALWAYS BE ON LEFT WITH NAME ON RIGHT.
5. Pay careful attention to the BLACKBIRD.AI logo. We do want that text all caps and on one line as follows but we would like a good font. Some have done the letter A without the - line in it and that is interesting.
A BLACKBIRD REFERENCE IS A "RAVEN"
See two images of blackbirds ive added to logos. take careful note of beak size and shape. https://www.shutterstock.com/image-…izoL-A-1-5
We have done a dark kind of monolithic look. What we do know is we do not want a "playful" blackbird look. This is serious business. It needs to have almost a "black ops" look to it if you know what we mean by that.
We def dont like how plain our logo text is it was done quickly.