(Top) Logo inspiration. The old sprout conjured up imagery of a dancer and obviously, a plant, so I decided to research those forms; (Middle) Sampling of early sketches; (Bottom) Most prominent influences. When morphing the old sprout I wanted to retain its friendly, dancer quality, while adding a little more fluidity and grace. I also wanted to add a sense of warmth and compassion by making the sprout hold or embrace the "ball". This called for a larger dot, which was very useful when designing the division logos.