This will be a logo/flag/emblem for a country in one of my fiction stories.
I am looking for a logo that can be used as a fictional flag(logo on top of solid background) but can also stand alone for merchandise as an emblem. It should be bold and portray strength and courage.
I was thinking of a bird as a national symbol for their bold independence. More like a hummingbird than an eagle. You can suggest other animals or birds, but my gut feel says hummingbird. I'm open to suggestions, though!
It should be a credible state emblem with a Fireblue color theme, emphasis on the blue. There can be flame-like orange/red (like fire) accents, for example. The national slogan is 'Choose Courage' and their official state name 'Fireblue Republic'.
UPDATE: After seeing the first designs, I do realize I have a preference for designs that aren't too 'flat' or solid in their coloring. Please see the examples I included below. I really like designs where light and shade is used.
NOTE about design: please make sure it doesn't look too much like the artwork from the hunger games! This is my biggest worry because of the bird.
NOTE about legal limitations: This logo will be used for commercial use on merchandise! Please make sure any fonts used have a free or low-cost license to use the font in this way!
***BACKGROUND about the story***
The Fireblue rebels are a group of separatists who have disconnected from the rest of the world. They live in and around San Fran.
The story is dystopian and takes place in 2061. The rest of the world is connected and ruled by the Global Coalition, a dystopian world order. The Fireblue Rebels have installed a democratic society with less screentime and more focus on sustainable living. There are no smartphones, for example.
Until recently, the rebels tried to bring down the Global network by force with cyber attacks. They blew up all the bridges around San Fran to disconnect them completely. They are a proud mix of people who turned their backs on the 'world order'.