Posted 28.03.2018 @ 11.27PM
You've encapsulated the essence of why I looked at this months later and realised it could land in a really bad way. So thanks for responding and not leaving me to my own devices in my echo chamber.
Yes – I've canvassed the logo to a few of my white friends, and they've all said the same thing. You don't get the opportunity explain the symbolism of a logo, so it's definitely safer to leave it out and let the business thrive. And I completely understand why an Indigenous person would find the logo off.
Thanks again and I'll probably remove this thread pretty soon. :/
Posted 23.03.2018 @ 12.55PM
I have created this logo for my parents property – they are an organic farm located on Nulla Nulla Creek road – Hence the name. They are also blacksmiths and will be building a forge (a blacksmith workshop). I designed the logo with the arts and crafts movement in mind, the decorative elements were taken from that, but also maybe (and much to my angst) I was probably inspired by indigenous motifs.
I really like the logo – but I feel like an indigenous person may look at it and if they knew a white Australian had created this for a white Australian business, they'd think it was offensive.
Thoughts from Indigenous people are welcome. What do you think? Should I lose the decorative elements?