*We've upped the payment for this project twice to try and attract a design we like.*
Our new logo must follow the loose "block" or "cartoon" style of our old and current logos, at least to the point where it's still recognisable by our customers. Manga/comics are a good place to look, but we do not want something too childish. We want something which has a more prestigious feel and is more mature, yet still friendly and approachable.
Company name must be in red (our current one being a little too overpowering) or white (accompanying red accents). It must work on light/dark backgrounds (multiple versions is fine) and also at least the text portion with our name must be simple line work that can be stamped/etched/laser cut etc. into products if required. *We'd strongly encourage custom line work as opposed to an existing font*.
Attached you will see our current logo, the domain version with web address (this can be incorporated into the new logo or not, depends how well it works and up to designers). As well as our green company mascot, we do not want/need the mascot to go into the new logo, it's just a point of reference - but if you think it works well, by all means, try us.
"H-Tune" as text, with capitals and hyphen where they are is most important. Additional emblems, the company mascot or anything else you're completely free to play around with.
Thanks for your efforts. See our website to get to know us a little better.