My parents have spent much of their life traveling the world to every exotic destination imaginable. From India to the South Pole to Uzbekistan to China to pretty much everywhere in between, they have been there. Now my dad is turning 80, and we are hosting a fun, fancy, travel themed party entitled "Around the World in Eighty Years." Obviously, this is a spoof of the Jules Verne novel and 1950's film by the same name, Around the World in Eighty Days, in which Philias Fogg attempts to circumnavigate the globe. The movie version involves travel in a hot air balloon which is a wonderful icon.
Our concept is to tie an image of my dad (cartoon or actual) to world travel. He could be floating in a hot air balloon, on a train, ship, whatever. For example, I would love to see an image of my dad riding in a hot air balloon, and the balloon would be an image of the world.
I have attached several photos of my dad in various settings (mostly vacations) to give you an idea of what he looks like. He is tall and has a warm, welcoming disposition. He was a captain in the navy so an image of him as a commander would fit. He could also be in safari gear, dressed in traditional Indian garb, etc. The sky is the limit!
The logo that you design will be incorporated into our save the date, invitations and other collateral, and set the tone for our dinner dance. It should be fun, personable, and consistent with our theme.