My art skills are lacking, and I only have MS paint 03 to work with... but I think I convey the basic idea I am going for.
I am a Hilgert, and wanted to honor the German/family ancestry, but not be tied to just "German"esque labels, etc. later. "Hilgert Bros." was my great grandfather and his brothers in their farming collective, and has been kind of handed down since.
I wanted to also tie into my city's aura and identity... which is the 19th century downtown which is highlighted by their one of a kind streetlights (and I live right in town too).
So, just something to do while I am waiting on supplies. Hopefully at some point someone with some amazing graphic design skills (like whomever did the "Deep Six' logo) can take this idea and really make it shine.