The iconic image of the bay is Old Barney (Barnegat Lighthouse), located at one of the bay's inlets. We're interested in using the lighthouse as our logo 'icon' and have been playing around with the text being in 'Banthers' type, but interested in seeing how the icon looks with other types.
We're looking for a creative lighthouse design that isn't just a literal version of the actual building, but would be unique and recognizable to our brand. There are quite a few small businesses in the area that use the lighthouse in their logo and they all suck. There are, however, some cool lighthouse logo designs on Pinterest, etc.
An essence of a nautical tattoo feel is good, but not too 'Sailor Jerry'.
It is important that the lighthouse have the same color scheme as Barnegat Lighthouse (top half red, bottom half white). Sometimes the logo will have to be b/w, but we'd like to have the option of using the grayscale version or color, depending on the context.