Our team needs a logo design for a ramen house named TORAMARU. It will be a simple and relatively small restaurant serving ramen made by an experienced Japanese chef using authentic and traditional techniques. We want our ramen to have its own brand identity because we plan on serving it at other restaurants, not only our own - it will be advertised as official Toramaru Ramen.
Tora translates to "tiger" and maru roughly translates to "circle" or "round" -- We don't want our logo to include anything that resembles a tiger or tiger related imagery, we'd rather have a more clean / simple logo for this brand.
The kanji symbol representing "Tora", you are encouraged and free to use other typefaces or make a custom one!! This is just so designers understand what the symbol looks like
Logos to use as inspiration
I have attached two documents within this brief, one is a PDF of the kanji symbol for "TORA", we would like for this to be at the center of the logo or serve as an icon. The second PDF is a collage of images that can be used for inspiration - we like the concept of Japanese ink brush strokes but we are definitely open to other concepts as well! Please don't hesitate to ask any questions about the brief or concepts you have in mind.