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Elaine Owen
AuAu
August 10, 2022 9:48 PM

I like the logo! If anyone is so offended that they think you should change it, I hope they will volunteer to pay the cost to have it re-designed. I’m glad you didn’t take the criticism to heart. Keep on writing your stories and we will keep reading!!!

Zoe Burton
Zoe Burton
August 10, 2022 3:48 PM

Oh my word! People can be so stupid! I agree that you should stay the course. It never occurred to me that a lightning bolt was associated with anything negative. I’m pretty sure any logical, thinking person would know the difference between Nazi symbols and your logo.

N. N. Light
N. N. Light
August 7, 2022 8:27 AM

My jaw dropped while reading your post. I checked with my husband who is a historian whose specialty is WWII. He shook his head and said the thunderbolt has no affiliation with nazis. There’s a story behind the nazi stormtroopers. Germany was tired of having their butts kicked by the Canadian stormtroopers in WWI and early WWII so they created their own stormtroopers to defeat the Canadians.

I personally love your name and logo. I think it is eye-catching and you shouldn’t change a thing. I agree with the others that people are looking for an excuse to be offended by something.

Poor Zeus. LOL!

Caryl Kane
Caryl Kane
August 6, 2022 2:20 PM

Your logo is fabulous!

Corrie
AuAu
August 3, 2022 4:43 PM

Oh no, how frustrating to get that comment! I agree with you completely–you aren’t using any imagery that the average person could ever get “nazi” out of. Your logo looks great and is clearly Storm-related, which is a super cool last name!

cindie snyder
cindie snyder
August 3, 2022 10:27 AM

I like your logo! I never thought of Nazis more like Harry Potter!lol I have your Reputation book and can’t wait to read it!

DarcyBennett
DarcyBennett
August 3, 2022 10:26 AM

I love your name and logo and think a lightning bolt clearly goes with name Storm and not Nazis. I wouldn’t discard all your hard work for this comment.

J. W. Garrett.
J. W. Garrett.
August 3, 2022 10:04 AM

I may not always agree with you but I would NEVER attack like that. I love your logo. Good grief! Stand your ground. No matter what you do… someone, somewhere, will find something to point the finger at. No… absolutely do nothing.

The book with the lightning bolt made an excellent letter T. It is uniquely yours. It never… NEVER crossed my mind to relate it to… WWI/II. Help us all.

I thought it was a lovely connection to your family name and the use of icons related to that. What else could you use… a storm cloud? Well, someone would have a problem with that. They might not like storms or relate your icon to hurricanes or typhoons. See? It will never end. Don’t give them your power. This is your work.

You cannot please everyone. So, please yourself. The rest of us, who agree completely with you that the design was a success, will stand with you. I’d even give your graphic designer a bonus for a job well done.

You can’t let the negative rule your decisions. Otherwise, you will question every step you take. Walk with your head held high and be proud of your name, your logo, and all the hard work you have put in this endeavor. Blessings.

Riana Everly
AuAu
August 3, 2022 9:00 AM

I’m pretty sensitive to Nazi and fascist imagery, and this logo sets of no red flags at all. I think there are a lot of people out there desperately looking for something to be offended by.
Lightening bolts are also associated with Zeus and Thor and Flash, and if you’re going to use Storm (as you absolutely should), having a lightning bolt makes perfect sense.
To my eyes, it’s a striking (pardon the pun) design, and I wish you all the very best with it. And ooohhhh, your book looks so beautiful. Congrats!

Glynis
Glynis
August 3, 2022 8:13 AM

I like it. It’s definitely eye catching and unique. I certainly didn’t think of Nazis when I looked at it even though my Dad flew in Lancaster Bombers during WW2.
I would definitely leave it as it is and good luck.

Shana Jefferis
Shana Jefferis
August 3, 2022 2:02 AM

E.M.,

First of all, let me congratulate you on the completion of your new logo. I like it! And I suffer from no negative associations or connections between your logo and Nazi Germany. In fact had you just introduced your new logo, I would have just congratulated you and moved on.

George Lucas did use history for inspiration in his beloved stories of good versus evil. And this inspiration did include the Nazis as well as many others. But since he portrayed his Stormtroopers as the evil military arm of the Empire (the Dark Side, dontcha know?), there was no fuss to be made. My brother had those Stormtrooper action figures in the 70s. They were always the bad guys. He also had Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewy. They were the good guys.

But take heart, the Nazi’s most prominent association with books was to burn them, not publish them. Oh, they did publish propaganda, mainly newspapers and movies. But they don’t own the name Storm any more than the term haus. You know your audience and your audience knows you and can connect your logo with your name. Don’t let one virtue signaler who is probably right now congratulating himself on his cultural sensitivity undermine your hard work.

Best,
Shana

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