We are looking for a splash page, business card, and logo design that are simple, powerful, classic, and timeless. We want the business card to be a black based card. One idea would be a solid black matte card, rounded edges, with OBSIDIAN written in black glossy letters on the front (maybe our information on the back), or with the logo only on one side. We like simplicity and texture is appealing in order to communicate the “different, powerful, classic and sophisticated” look we are going for. We are not going for alternative, edgy, or provocative. We are building a label based on the power of music and want the design to outlast trends in music that will inevitably pass and transform. The design should weather time. We like outside the box, but in a very timeless way. We are drawn to raised typeface on printed materials, and are mildly partial to circular logos, but are also very open. We are also not attached to this design if you can come up with something that incorporates the vibe that we are trying to communicate.
For background, Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that has cooled so quickly it has not had time to crystalize. Its origin is extremely hot, and of the earth, and this is largely why Obsidian is the namesake for the label. Below we have included an images of flaked obsidian as a reference. We like the glossy liquid texture of Obsidian that makes it so clean and simultaneously sumptuous. These images were found on Pinterest from searching for Obsidian images. We imagine that the splash page will have some sort of image of Obsidian, or obsidian inspired luster depicted on it. See images below that we like.