We can abbreviate using "DAPL" or spell out the whole name "Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen"
Below are a couple ideas for themes in the logo:
---Abstract depiction of the layered rock formations under ground and how oil gets trapped (see attached images for example)
---Abstract depiction of a land grid (in the US land is divided into even squares that looks like a grid) (See attached images for a satellite picture of how land is laid out in the US)
---Using the design of the Colorado state flag. (see attached images)
---Using the silhouette of the Denver skyline.
---Use of mountains... Denver and Colorado have lots of mountains.
---Use of a drilling rig or drop of oil. (see attached images)
Use your own creative license on colors. We will provide constant feedback on colors.
You can see that our current organizational seal uses the skyline of Denver, Mountains and an abstraction of the land grid. The problem with our current logo is that it is too complex with small lines and features. It is difficult to embroider and print. It lacks colors and is not easily recognizable or memorable. We need a simpler design with color.
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