My logo is for a company called Running Randy. It is a running web store and blog that will have product reviews, tips, t-shirts, blogs etc. all about running.
My contest is to have a large logo and a smaller logo. The first (large) is a person running, very simple. You can see them smile, they have big eyes with large pupils. The second (small) is just the face of the runner. Focus on the face! I can always add the text later. Look at the web sites suggested for guidance (below).
Some things I like. I like the look and simplicity of the Life is good logo. See here: http://www.lifeisgood.com/category/men/tops/
The face, the look and the simplicity.
I like the smile and the look of Eskimo Joe’s logo. See here: http://www.eskimojoes.com/
The key to the logo though, must be the eyes. Large pupils a must. Blue eyes I think would be nice, but not a must. Maybe all black and white except for blue Iris.
I also like the style of the GoDaddy logo. Good luck!