The initial design hit the nail on the head and then the designer responded at all hours of the day making countless, endless revisions until finally I had the PERFECT logo. Every tiny detail perfected... This designer is amazing!
How chrislabombard started their logo design journey
Who are you known as?
Magic Trade Binder
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Magic Trade Binder is an iOS/Android app that lets you trade real magic the gathering cards with other people through the mail and locally. It also shows card prices and has social networking type features (chat, friends, etc.)
Targets Males 18 - 35, who are into games and gaming. Geeks!
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Games & Recreational
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
I use red #820004 but it is not a necessity.
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
Open binder concept.s These are my favourite currently.
Logo sketch ideas. Page ideas. Cards are held in 9 pocket pages usually.
These are my competitors logos. So the icons I will be compared against. I need to stnad out from these. Some of hem are bad. The blue octagon is my main competitor and the best app in the space currently. (I think)
I like hte yellow M logo and he Blue octagon but they are both a little bit too unsophisticated.
I am a fan of the 3D style looking icon / logo designs that are not too cartoony but not too serious.
Here are some images of trade binders
The most famous cards in the game.
An open book that looks really cool.
I really like that Internet Explorer Grey and blue globe. These are a little closer to the style I like.
The logo should also make for a good mobile icon (with the words removed). It doesn't have to be a binder. It's just a quick sketch.
I like playful but not too cartoony. I want something a little more sophisticated or professional, since trading cards isn't a game, it's a real trade of physical cards through the mail.
Current colours I'm using are
WHITE : "#EEEEEE",
BLACK : "#101010",
RED : "#820004",
The app let's people enter the cards they want and the cards they have and then generates matches so people can trade cards. It handles trade management and is a quite intelligent app.
If you want to know what a magic trade binder is just google image search for "Magic Trade Binder" ... It's a binder for cards with pages, usually 9-pocket pages (3x3) but sometimes 4-pocket pages (2x2).