First Aid Comedy Brigade
Through NYU, where I am currently a student, I won a grant to start this non-profit organization. The First Aid Comedy Brigade is the first student-run movement to provide free comedy shows to children in hospitals around the nation. By marrying already existing university comedy improvisation troupes with local children’s hospitals, the FACB plans to create hundreds of local chapters (Brigades), bringing laughter into the lives of thousands of children.
We are currently working with seven colleges - Yale, UPenn, GWU, NYU, Columbia, Rochester and Michigan. Once I find the right logo, I will order t-shirts and backdrops for each of the groups, and begin booking shows. The brand/image of the brigade will be the defining factor that unifies all chapters across America. Next year, we plan to expand to many more schools around the country.
The audience we are aiming to please is the children we are performing in front of. They are usually between 3 - 13, and reside in the in-patient wards at children's hospitals, usually very sick.
A cool aspect of this organization is that the performers are college students - essentially role models for these children. As opposed to having the connection between the student and the child be formal, as it would be with older volunteers, I believe that a young person to young person connection would be instrumental in defining this organization.
I am looking for a logo to represent the First Aid Comedy Brigade. This logo will be on the website, on the t-shirts of the performers, and splattered all over the backdrop set up behind each performance.
I am really looking for something more on the simple side - a quick image that will immediately be associated with this organization. I like the idea of having a smiley face, and somehow incorporating the fact that we are performing for sick children. A good example:
(I am not a huge fan of using the red cross, but not adamantly against it. A band-aid could work better maybe)
I am not at all set on the smiley face, I really am open to any other ideas.
I do want to incorporate the text "First Aid Comedy Brigade" in the logo as well. It can either be written beneath the logo, or somehow incorporated in it.
Please feel free to experiment with colors!
Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the logo