Umphrey’s McGee is a band based out of Chicago. A while back they had a logo design contest. This is my entry.
The design is based off the Cloud Gate (or “Bean”) sculpture in Millennium Park. Umphrey’s McGee is considered a jamband, they’re well known for their improvisation. Every time they perform it’s a different show. Much like the Bean that changes based off the weather and surroundings.
The design is a U and an M composed to resemble a preying mantis, the name of one of their albums.