Power animal for this specific branding project.
July 14, 2015 5:56 PM   Subscribe

I am trying to find an animal that fits the whole medicinal/body care/spa kind of vibe because I want to create a logo. I thought of swans, but I am looking for animals that could appeal to a broader demographic (if that makes any sense).
posted by omar.a to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
posted by fermezporte at 6:17 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

The snake is traditional, although it doesn't really appeal to a wide demographic.

For some reason, Koi fish make me think of spas and relaxation, but not really healthcare.
posted by lollusc at 6:28 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

I think of doves, but I don't know if that's different enough from a swan.
posted by Aranquis at 6:32 PM on July 14, 2015

posted by invisible ink at 6:33 PM on July 14, 2015 [2 favorites]

Otters. So. Cute.
posted by bq at 6:34 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

velvet frog?
Sleepy Toad (happy in mud?)
posted by nickggully at 6:37 PM on July 14, 2015

Maybe a crane? According to Wikipedia:
Crane mythology is widely spread and can be found in areas such as the Aegean, South Arabia, China, Korea, Japan and in the Native American cultures of North America.
posted by Little Dawn at 6:37 PM on July 14, 2015 [5 favorites]

posted by BibiRose at 6:40 PM on July 14, 2015

Panda bear?
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 6:42 PM on July 14, 2015

A pretty seahorse.
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:53 PM on July 14, 2015 [4 favorites]

I came to say otter, stayed to second otters. They seem to really enjoy themselves (when you look at them), they swim in clean healthy water, they hold hands and wuuuv each other, they're not ubiquitous yet.
posted by amtho at 7:13 PM on July 14, 2015 [3 favorites]

The right deer logo would work for me. The head, straight on. Not the body. Stylized antlers. Green.
posted by beccaj at 7:42 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

Tortoises look relaxed as shit. Cats too.

Any more info we can work off of since just giving you animals is pretty scattershot? I mean, I like otters but I'm not sure I'd want to go to an otter spa.
posted by klangklangston at 7:47 PM on July 14, 2015

I can picture crane. Everything else leaves me feeling like you are trying to 'cutesy' me into your spa and I am having none if it.
posted by SLC Mom at 8:01 PM on July 14, 2015 [5 favorites]

I'd totally go to a spa with a sloth in their logo.

Swans say "wedding" to me, not health/relaxation.
posted by belladonna at 8:02 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

2nding seahorse. Distinctive, interesting shape, association with restorative effects of salt water & sea, calming.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 8:22 PM on July 14, 2015 [3 favorites]

posted by carmicha at 9:47 PM on July 14, 2015

Starfish or salamanders? Both can regenerate tissue!

As far as something graceful and pretty...

Peacocks, flamingoes, white tigers, owls?
posted by quincunx at 9:48 PM on July 14, 2015

The sloth
posted by rhizome at 10:09 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

Snow monkey. Cute, exotic, kind of mysterious.
posted by Fister Roboto at 11:08 PM on July 14, 2015

2nd dolphin, because it's a strong animal that suggests calm (when we watch it swim) and cleanliness (given it lives in water and has no scales, fur, or grotty bits).

Basically though, connecting health care/spas with animals makes me think of how they're often ingredients in products I might want or need. Or of "things I don't want near me when I'm in a robe". 2nd green or blue for colours, to "clean up" the animal vibe. For a luxury-type spa with no medical aspirations, 2nd koi and sloth (somehow, earthiness is ok again if I'm not thinking about health.)
posted by cotton dress sock at 11:39 PM on July 14, 2015

Otter thirded or forthed. The way they lay on their backs, relaxing in the water snacking on fresh seafood.
posted by BoscosMom at 1:27 AM on July 15, 2015

I came to say otter too! They also carry (power) stones to open mollusk shells. Sometimes they keep the same stone their entire lives.
posted by teststrip at 4:11 AM on July 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

Something local. For me, a crane (or herons, I still don't understand the difference) is a local bird on Lake Simcoe and speaks to me (I've never seen so many since I moved here!) but sea horses are evocative of Florida. Otters strick me as rodent-like. What are some local animals, especially unique ones?
posted by saucysault at 7:44 AM on July 15, 2015

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