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I'm designing a logo which is somehow related to Talent. What symbols or colors can (or are good to) represent Talent?

By talent, I mean a natural ability to do something well. I already have something like a bean in my mind and I saw star, medals and young boys/girls symbols. I just want to know other symbols.

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Prince is talented. And he likes purple. So my answer is: Purple. – DA01 Jun 3 '14 at 6:21
Well the chinese sorted this a while ago. They have a pictogram for talent use that. Anyway if you think chineese is complicated youve hit the catch 13. Making a pictogram or horror a logogram for everything is a bit convoluted. Personally i like the way mayans solved this. – joojaa Jun 3 '14 at 8:53
@joojaa Can you help me to find symbols you mentioned? I didn't found them. – Mowji Jun 5 '14 at 14:12
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Thanks. Can you give an example of Blue Ribbon in such context? – Mowji Jun 5 '14 at 14:35
Blue ribbon examples include awards won at art shows and farm fairs. See the wiki page link that I provided. – Glenn Randers-Pehrson Jun 5 '14 at 16:46

Talent > Victory > Winning > Medals > Stars > Rating > Multiple Stars Symbolizing a rating system. > Gold > Lorel Wreath > Olympic Games >

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Thanks. So, you've made a connection between this items? – Mowji Jun 5 '14 at 14:31

A quick google search on talent, returns light-bulb metaphors on their own or placed inside a silhouette of the human head. I haven't suggested a graduation cap in case it singled out users w/o further education qualifications.

However I think you wouldn't go far wrong if you used a star. Like Britain's got talent or more iconic, the Hollywood Stars.

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Thanks for your answer. I think light-bulb would be more related to mind and ideas rather than talent. Actually I wanted to use a star, but I think that's been used too much. :) – Mowji Jun 5 '14 at 14:15

The greek goddess Athena, because she was born from Zeus's forehead – fully grown and armored.

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Do you have anything to support this idea? – Ryan Jun 3 '14 at 3:20
This seems not only culturally dependant, but also associative thinking taken a little too far. If I actually managed to identify Athena in a tiny symbol (which is wildly unlikely), her scope is immense. She is the goddess of: wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. – Benteh Jun 3 '14 at 8:57
Why the downvote? This a subjective question. – itsjustluck Jun 3 '14 at 16:23
The downvote is likely because someone disagrees with your answer. It is indeed a subjective question, but users have the ability to judge whether or not your suggestion would be a good solution. – JohnB Jun 3 '14 at 21:08
Thanks, but as @RandomO'Reilly said, I think it's culturally dependant. – Mowji Jun 5 '14 at 14:28

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