I was asked to do a logo redesign for the Buddhist Union of the Netherlands. The logo had to be clean and fresh but also be representative of its symbolic message. His hands show the mudra of meditation. According to tradition, this mudra derives from the one assumed by the Buddha when meditating under the pipal tree before his Enlightenment. The circle of leaves represents this very same tree. As you can see in the sketches I played a bit with how I wanted to depict the tree but keep it simple and recognizable at the same time.