It is NOT necessary to try and incorporate the peace sign into the logo. The Peace Happens logo will be used in clothing labels and on packaging tags. It will be on the website, business cards, etc.
I need something that looks good in black & white as well as color. I'm a font freak, and so I would like you to really think about a great font that you believe embodies the concept behind Peace Happens. If, in addition to a font treatment for Peace Happens, you also want to create a mark, then please do NOT use clip art or anything that resembles a "cartoonish" look. The words I think of when considering the brand of Peace Happens are: clean, energetic, balanced, organic, original, artistic, and contentment.
I don't have a huge color preference but would like to stay away from "rainbow" colors or anything tie-dyed. I'm not trying to recreate Woodstock!