I was recently asked by a client to breath life into a logo their company had been using.
The original logo(above) was simple and professional. My job would have to be to keep true to the original design while throwing in my own style.
I worked out about nine drafts and after a few revisions the Spectrum Associates redesigned logo had arrived. I added just a bit of color in the 'Spectrum' to help tie it in to the graphic in the background. I believe the name stands out well and still keeps a professional look.
Johnny Cash was my soundtrack through most of this redesign.