PLEASE NOTE: I have attached a proposed picture of the van mock-up plus paint color. This is ONLY a proposal and can change depending on your logo design. So please do not in any way feel constrained by the color, design, or direction the colors are on the van. I am really open to any emblem type design and I will ultimately design my van around the logo you create! You are literally at the helm of my companies future brand direction!!!
Some of the van examples I posted above do show a character. I do not want a character but I was only showing those vans as examples of emblems.
Logo should be horizontally situated. I have attached logo samples on trucks above, the colors don't match my truck but should give you an idea. The logo can be a solid shape as well as have features outside the main logo. Any shape is fine other then a circle or plain box.
I would like the logo too look vintage, like an established company. Downing & Nelson must be easily readable. Text can be any font as long as its readable from a distance.
I also attached an old logo with the outline of a house. I like how the house has an upside down "U" that connects both names. The "U" isn't a necessity though. If a house could be included, that would be preferable.
I am open to anything.