I showed the guys in my coworking space, some of them do logos professionally. the general consensus was that they liked it, but didnt think it would be easily recognisable at lower sizes and qualities. Something you talked about at the beginning.
'I think you need to reduce complexity rather than add more. The issue with the logo above isn’t so much about recognition as it is about reproducibility in different contexts, I’d say
My thoughts are what if we had this one as the larger logo, and we created a simplified version which pulled the main features of it out for thumbnails. Kind of like a Picasso cubism of the main one so they are clearly the same, but one is for smaller and one for larger… what are others thoughts on that?
They also mentioned the text being an important part of it, which we agreed to focus on later. one suggested a 3D banner which wraps around the globe. another a 3D pedestal underneath.