Impact Sports Cards & Collectibles

In Spring of 2023, I was asked to design the logo for my first brank and mortar store, a collectible card shop in Colorado Springs called Impact. The crew there were clear on what they wanted from the start: A logo with a fist, sports rings, an old-school sportsy look, and of course a strong impact! that gave me enough direction to explore a bunch of ideas and a wide array of color choices.

One of the biggest challenges here turned out to be devising a championship ring for Japanese collectible cards that didn’t fall into the sports category, such as Pok√©mon or Magic Cards, but without infringing on those companies’ trademarks. After much iteration, we landed on a magic wand to hind at the fantastic nature of those cards’ themes.

Learn more about the shop at their Instagram page.

 

Final full-color logo

 

Impact logo – varying number of colors

 

Rough concepts

 

color exploration