We are looking for a STRONG, simple, fresh take on the generically well-known name of Mustang. We do have actual horse ties in a couple of ways, even though that's not our product. Custom media solutions are what we provide.
We would prefer to have something that floats well on a dark or even black background. Something that would translate into 3D would be preferable.
We do have some history using various Copperplate fonts in documentation when we've been required to spell out Mustang International. This is not a requirement, but may lend itself to providing some continuity with those assessing (picking) this new logo.
We prefer something that can be broken into three variations...
A. logo (bug) with text
B. logo (bug) solo
C. text solo
YES: Metal. Stone. Glass. Translucent. Reflective. Lens-like. Media gear-ish. Musical equipment-ish. Engineered. Strong (maybe slightly muted) colors. No-nonsense.
NO: Pastels. Kid-friendly. Playful. Cute. Hippy. Overly edgy. Spray painted. Neon. Fluorescent. Cartoon-ish.
Vague references to mustangs are welcome. Don't feel obliged to be overt with the horse reference, but obvious is not a show-stopper either.