My girlfriend's brother asked me to whip up a logo for his band Back Talk. Based on some conversation with and suggestions from the band, I came up with a couple concepts:
The band liked the idea of a megaphone, and after noodling around with some sketches I had the idea to build the megaphone out of the band name. I personally think the 3/4 view is more compelling and lively. It actually looks a little bit like the Back to the Future title, actually. Anyway, the black and white images were hand drawn in pen and ink at a pretty large scale (10" or so across) so I could scan it at high resolution and have a nice image for posters, shirts, and so on.
The band also like the idea of having an image of a guy with a hi-top fade; a sort of stylized, punk-ified version of the lead singer.