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    Hi folks, I'm not that happy with my logo and I'm working on some new ideas. I posted one new version on my blog (instead of here) in the hopes of getting more votes...but that may have backfired I haven't had much input so far. So if you would be so kind...Please follow this link to my blog and vote! It's actually incredibly helpful to get your feedback so please take a minute (if you have one to spare) and let me know what you think!

    Feel free to comment either "here" or "there". I wish there was some way to link the content since I don't like getting things all spread out...but they, it's what I've got to work with at the moment

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    Honestly, I prefer the logo you have..

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    Jason, since you're asking IMO .... "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It"! ....


    Lance aka AZpops


    Now that I know your back, I'll shoot you an email!
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    Logos are tough to design & I turned mine over to a graphics designer. We got it figured out about the 10th (or 20th) try ...



    IMO colors add a lot to any logo. When used on a business card or website they really make the image pop. It's worth the time & the money to get this the way you want it. Look for popular & easily recognized logos (like a Google image search) & almost all are in color:












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    everytime i see the name Dark Sucks for some reason i always think of Ducks,it's obviously an abbreviation of Dark Sucks so for me something different from everyone else
    would be a little Duck on the head of your lights.This way you'd have a unique stamp on your lights.

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    I voted for #2, I like it more, even though it seems a little more plain.
    Maybe tweak it a bit to make it more "iconic?"

    Actually, I think the makers mark that you use is better than both of those. Why not just use that as your logo also? Did you design it? And what the heck is it anyway? An H?
    An M? I saw you were already rocking a cool T-shirt with that logo in your Alpha video...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandocommando View Post
    Actually, I think the makers mark that you use is better than both of those. Why not just use that as your logo also? Did you design it? And what the heck is it anyway? An H?
    +1, i have no idea what it means but it looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandocommando View Post
    I voted for #2, I like it more, even though it seems a little more plain.
    Maybe tweak it a bit to make it more "iconic?"

    Actually, I think the makers mark that you use is better than both of those. Why not just use that as your logo also? Did you design it? And what the heck is it anyway? An H?
    An M? I saw you were already rocking a cool T-shirt with that logo in your Alpha video...
    Actually, that's a very good point. Brand identity os everything. The logo on your lights should be the same as the logo on your webpage. You makers mark looks cool, and I'm sure you can create a logo version of it.

    FWIW I voted for #2. #1 is way too busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandocommando View Post
    Actually, I think the makers mark that you use is better than both of those. Why not just use that as your logo also? Did you design it? And what the heck is it anyway? An H?
    An M? I saw you were already rocking a cool T-shirt with that logo in your Alpha video...
    The Maker's Mark graphic shows the letters "JH" which are my initials. My original thought is that only my custom lights would bear that mark. At some point I'm going to have someone else machine the lights as demand outstrips my ability to produce them. The lights machined by someone else might get the Prometheus logo...but not my Maker's Mark

    Any feedback on that idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer6817j View Post
    The Maker's Mark graphic shows the letters "JH" which are my initials. My original thought is that only my custom lights would bear that mark. At some point I'm going to have someone else machine the lights as demand outstrips my ability to produce them. The lights machined by someone else might get the Prometheus logo...but not my Maker's Mark

    Any feedback on that idea?
    That would certainly cause a price hike on your hand made lights when you take over the flashlight world

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    #2 looks too much like a knockoff of the Green Lantern symbol, and I don't even read comics.

    Also, be careful about getting too attached to the Prometheus brand name. There is already a brand of cigar lighters called Prometheus, and I'm sure you can see how they might get concerned that "Prometheus Lights" could be confused with "Prometheus Lighters". Apollo might be a better god to choose, since he's the god of the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    #2 looks too much like a knockoff of the Green Lantern symbol, and I don't even read comics.

    Also, be careful about getting too attached to the Prometheus brand name. There is already a brand of cigar lighters called Prometheus, and I'm sure you can see how they might get concerned that "Prometheus Lights" could be confused with "Prometheus Lighters". Apollo might be a better god to choose, since he's the god of the sun.

    Good point, there's also a Prometheus Watch Co. as well; http://prometheuswatch.com/ (cool Co. logo).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZPops View Post
    Good point, there's also a Prometheus Watch Co. as well; http://prometheuswatch.com/ (cool Co. logo).
    Heh. Okay, Prometheus Watches make the least sense of the three. Prometheus had nothing to do with time! Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer6817j View Post
    The Maker's Mark graphic shows the letters "JH" which are my initials. My original thought is that only my custom lights would bear that mark. At some point I'm going to have someone else machine the lights as demand outstrips my ability to produce them. The lights machined by someone else might get the Prometheus logo...but not my Maker's Mark

    Any feedback on that idea?


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    Default Re: Re-Thinking my logo...need your input!

    Quote Originally Posted by archer6817j View Post
    The Maker's Mark graphic shows the letters "JH" which are my initials. My original thought is that only my custom lights would bear that mark. At some point I'm going to have someone else machine the lights as demand outstrips my ability to produce them. The lights machined by someone else might get the Prometheus logo...but not my Maker's Mark

    Any feedback on that idea?

    Yeah, that sounds like a great idea.
    It makes it easy to identify your lights regardless of whether it's production or custom

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