View Full Version : what represents privacy/security for a logo?

09-05-2007, 04:57 PM
just a quick one..

im trying to come up with a symbol to go inside a logo that represents privacy and security in terms of a software company specialising in email software...

so far i have come up with:

- a key
- a key hole
- a padlock
- a shield
- an envelope with a padlock on it

can anyone come up with any other symbols that represent privacy and security for a email software company?

so far none of the above really work, too unoriginal and obvious.....I want something different but still relevant to what the company does.

any ideas welcome!

10-05-2007, 08:12 PM
Thought I'd give it a go as no one else has! It's actually quite hard! All I've come up with so far is a portcullis and one of those big heavy wooden doors with the iron bars across them in a sort of pointy shape. Sort of medieval castle doors. Can't describe! Will give it some more thought.....

10-05-2007, 08:13 PM
Or a chest.

10-05-2007, 08:59 PM
Sheriff badge or somthing similar.

10-05-2007, 09:30 PM


10-05-2007, 09:31 PM
bleeding great big guard dog
Copper's helmet.

10-05-2007, 09:46 PM
nice ideas...

i like the thought of a sheriff badge but its a UK company and those badges are too american ;).

a portcullis is an ace idea, something like this one would be good as a symbol http://www.leedsne.co.uk/sites/19/images/portcullis.gif...

cheers eagle for that link...

and a guard dog could be good also as long as it doesnt scare customers away ;)....

hmmm thanks for the ideas, any more?

10-05-2007, 10:59 PM
Yea sheriff badge is rather American. How about some sort of sign, such as 'no entry' or a 'STOP' sign...without making it look tackie may be hard.


You could adapt this. Perhaps put a computer instead of heart?
Hope this gives inspiration.

10-05-2007, 11:10 PM
A shield with two swords crossing diagonally over the front

10-05-2007, 11:36 PM
Careful though. If I recall correctly, certain shield designs in the UK must receive consent from the Heraldry Commission. Or something. ?...

11-05-2007, 10:01 AM
A 12 bore shotgun pointing at a tin of spam?