we're a fan of simple, clean, thin lines. needs to be legible.
font requests -- not medieval/not futuristic. should be classy, simple, clean.
We'd like to hint at a display case / collector's cabinet / gallery / treasure trunk or box.
We want to keep it simple and our preference leans toward the display case angle, but would be open to incorporating male antique objects or collectables (for example: magnifying glass / pocket watch / clock)
We're open to the icon not including initials
We like square versus rectangular icons
We're trying to keep it more horizontal than vertical (eg 'lost heritage' to the right and in line with the icon) - initially we'll primarily be using this for a website and an app so need it to fit well on screens without taking up too much vertical space