“…making it weaker, and then call it theirs.”
Just because it’s relevant, doesn’t mean you can’t do better using a design that doesn’t depict the product or service your client provides.
I judged my selection a little differently, basing my choices purely on the idea of the isolated marks, as opposed to recognition or flexibility. I reckon that’s partly why none of my five made it into the top 20, so I’ll share them here with you.
It’s hard to beat a Saul Bass original.