elwoods entry of the blooming print lead to a fine discussion about the origin, inspiration and connotation of logos.
What do you think about his draft? Check the discussion at the entry section and tell us.
Here is some links that were posted in the thread, and some more that were on my “logo-bookmark” list:
For example see the 2007 trends at logolounge, which is always a good ressource, have a look at some tutorials at elogo, check the giant list of great designs at logopond.
A great read about the “this reminds me of …” discussion (which is always an issue no matter if you talk about design or music) is the article about quark which had to redesign their logo after having it redesigned. And, last but not least a little funny experiment: see what happens if you ask some people to draw a logo just out of their mind.
I hope it helps. If you have other hints and links, let us know and share - what inspires you when designing?