Update 9/29: I DO NOT need any more designs with the cartoon ninja character. There are plenty of those that I like already. What would stand out at this point is the variety described in the brief, particularly designs with ANW obstacles and the athlete silhouette. Thanks!
Note: The designs coming in look really great. However, I do need a variety of ideas.
Still hoping to see some with the Cadet Ninja or McNinja idea, as well as some Mighty Max designs that incorporate more American Ninja Warrior obstacles or elements (American flag on a warped wall could be interesting). Also, while I really do like the cartoon ninja, I’d like to see at least a few with more of a young “ninja warrior” athlete character for variety. Going to attach a few designs that show that for inspiration.
Note 2: I’ve also added some idea on how I’ve seen obstacles incorporated into design/logos, as well as some photos from both the adult and kids’ shows that show some of the popular obstacles.
Logo is for an 8-year-old ninja warrior athlete. Like the pro ninjas on American Ninja Warrior, many junior ninjas have a ninja name and logo.
Here are some videos that show what ANW Junior is all about:
This particular athlete is considering several names and would like to see logo ideas for each and is also open to new ideas that combine any or all of the following elements:
1. He attends a naval military school, so they have considered the name the Ninja Cadet. Would be interested in a very USA/patriotic theme and colors (red, white & blue).
2. Another possibility is using his name (Max) in the logo. Mighty Max or Military Max would be possibilities, again with a patriotic theme/colors. Very interested in ideas that tie this in with American Ninja Warrior concepts or obstacles.
3. Last name idea they had was McNinja, as his family owns McDonalds franchises. Not sure how to tie this in with the athlete side, but hopefully someone will have creative ideas.
Overall, the logo needs to have a strong visual impact, be appropriate for an athlete and perhaps a touch of playfulness that would work well for a young athlete. I'm attaching some of the logos that visually appealed to them below for ideas; however, remember that they are leaning towards patriotic colors and it needs to represent a young ninja warrior athlete.
I’ve also included samples of other ninja shirts to show how an athlete’s personal interests are often incorporated into their ninja name and logo.