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http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/c…3799_2.gif --> This is the central image that should be featured in the logo. The design should be exactly this shape, probably in a silhouette or something. You can be playful and minimalize the shape, but it must figure centrally.
The logo will be going on this template: http://wpchameleon.themolitor.com/
The desired audience will be anybody involved in the poker world. This includes poker players of all types, members of the press, or even companies looking to sponsor Dog Is Head.
Here is some additional feedback to give you more direction:
http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/118636 This design looks interesting, and I can see how it could work. The color scheme should definitely be simple if any color at all, but including everything in one shape as shown here could look good.
http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/128329 This design could work well too, although the font is not my favorite. A tiny bit of weatheredness doesn't hurt.
http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/127636 This one I like. The feeling of the design is kind of jocular and offhand, like a cheeky remark. That's sort of the feel of the image that I'm using - it's kind of inherently a joke avatar, so there's some element of that.