My research into the historical and contemporary neighborhood, I was able to distill three distinctive symbols of the neighborhood:
- The Waters of Lake Union: the indigenous Duwamish people had scattered settlements on the shores of Lake Union, from where SLU derives its name.
- The Neighborhood’s Rich Aviation History: Boeing called Lake Union its home when the company was founded.
- The Skyline: represents the growing and modern nature of the neighborhood.
I tried to capture these things in several logo drafts.