arachnidlabs got their new card or invitation by running a design contest:
Help Arachnid Labs with a clever promotional trading card design
Check out arachnidlabs's Card or invitation contest…
Arachnid Labs is a one-man shop maker of hobbyist electronics kits and tools. We sell these direct to makers on Tindie.
What's your vision?
I'm looking for a business card that's a little different. It needs to be double sided, designed like a collectible trading card. I'm looking for a design for both sides, with space left for me to substitute in the images, titles, and text for each card. The back needs to have my logo (attached as an SVG) in a nice 'card back' design of some sort - see linked examples below for the sort of thing I'm looking for. The logo should be centered on the card, arranged so it's right-way-up when the card is in portrait format. The other side should have a typical trading card layout. Space for a title up the top. Below that, a section for an image, taking up about half the vertical space. Below that, a section for text, and in the bottom border, a small indicator of what number this card is - eg, 1/100. Between the text and image should be space for an indicator of what type of card it is. I'm looking for designs that are fairly minimal, but still with visual flair, and not totally monochrome. The designs should ideally fit well with the nature of the company and what we do. Each card will have a simple electronic circuit or circuit component on it, with a short description of what it is and how it works. The cards will be printed on Moo's rounded corner business cards: http://uk.moo.com/products/rounded-corner-business-cards.html . The dimensions are 84mm x 55mm with a 5mm corner radius. Bleed size is 88mm x 59mm. Card back examples: http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MagicCardBack.jpg http://blog.pixellogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Hindukusch-2-580x417.png Card front examples: http://rationalist.org.uk/images/God%20Trumps2%20Jedi.png http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=249667&type=card http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100203141027/dominioncg/images/5/5a/Village.jpg
A bit about the logo: The flask on the spider's back is a marking on the spider - so the gaps around the liquid should not show through any background of the card. The liquid in the flask is mercury/quicksilver, so if the design suits, feel free to give it highlights to emphasise that. If it integrates well with your design, include the url http://www.arachnidlabs.com on the card back, but feel free to omit it if it looks better without. The font to use for the Arachnid Labs logo and any headers is Orbitron. Body text can be whatever font best suits the design.
£139 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Card or invitation starts at €179.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their card or invitation.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
arachnidlabs collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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