I've started a Pinterest Board (http://pinterest.com/newfandhound/logo-ideas/) with a collection of logos that I like, along with color schemes. I'd like it to have a slight vintage look, but a strong mark. I love the look of German woodcuts, letterpress, Charlie Harper, 50's-60's without being too obvious about it. I'm open to any shape, banner, etc.. Logo needs to be on a white background though.
I'd like to be able to convert the color over to a black and white image also for printing if possible, or two versions made. Color will be for the blog and black and white for letterpress.
Logo has to have a Newfoundland and a Longhair Dachshund in it, but it is very important to me that the dogs are not in a cartoonish nature or just a silhouette. I have one Newfoundland and three Dachshunds at the moment and you can either include all three hounds, or just one along with the Newf. Newfies are water/draft dogs with a sweet demeanor but very strong and very large! Dachshunds are scent hounds with courage and tenacity, but long and low. (mine are miniature)
Here's the blog: http://www.newfandhound.com for a better idea of who we are and what we are about. Looking for a designer to eventually pair with to do additional work in the future!
Please feel free to contact me with any other questions or if you need any pictures.