Magic The Gathering (MTG) Logo

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Like a blazing flame, the Magic The Gathering logo is bright and fiery. The emblem points to the power and strength that the participants possess. The players have many trump cards, which they assemble independently, determining the strength of their deck.

Magic The Gathering: Brand overview

Founded:August 5, 1993
Founder:Richard Garfield
United States
Magic The Gathering is a card game designed for at least two players over 13. It has been published by the American company Wizards of the Coast since 1993. Available as cards and online, like MTG Arena. New sets of cards are released annually, and international-levelThe DCI organizes international-level competitions. Over 100 sets, 20,000 unique cards, and over 20 billion cards have been released today.

Meaning and History

Magic The Gathering Logo History

The game’s emblem unifies a large list of decks from different worlds under its image. This diversity is reflected in the logo’s symbols. Elements of magic, the theme of spells and power possessed by each Planeswalker, emerge in the elements. Despite frequent deck updates, the emblem’s rebranding occurred once after Wizards of the Coast decided to update the game’s base set.

What is Magic The Gathering?

A card game in a fantasy style with complex rules. Based on battles of wizards, called Planeswalkers, they can move between multiverse worlds. Participants use artifacts, spells, and magical creatures depicted on the cards to win. Each world reflected by the deck of cards has its own story and separate creatures.

1993 – 2017

Magic The Gathering Logo 1993

The first version of the game, named Alpha, was released in 1993. Its logo is a stylized inscription of Magic The Gathering. The capital M is enlarged, and the addition of The Gathering is placed under the rest of the word Magic. Its white elements with a thin black outline barely stand out next to the large red-orange main level.

The word “Gathering” indicates the meeting of wizards for battle and hints at the collection and collection of cards. Each card gives different abilities and power in the game. Interestingly, The Gathering was chosen as the first additional title. It was planned to give secondary names to each deck in the future. For example, the next set was planned to be called Magic: Ice Age. But then they abandoned the idea, and The Gathering became a permanent part of the title.

The letters Magic are assembled from separate details, each surrounded by a red outline. As a result, the elements resemble skeleton bones that form the inscription. This technique creates a feeling of ancient rituals and magical rites. It is associated with calling the dead and spells on animal bones.

It’s worth noting that the name Magic for the game also did not become established immediately. Mathematician Richard Garfield gave this name to his invention. But at Wizards of the Coast, after the purchase, it was decided that the word was too universal to become a trademark, and the name was changed to Mana Clash. However, they eventually returned to the first name.

The composite letters and the addition of The Gathering demonstrate that each player assembles their deck individually. The wizard’s strength and success depend on the cards’ contents. Therefore, some particularly valuable cards are bought by fans for hundreds and even thousands of dollars.

2017 – today

Magic The Gathering Logo

Deep transformations began in 2017 as the releasing company decided to update the base set. A new deck symbol marked the changes. The logo consists of a fiery multi-pronged figure followed by the game’s name in two tiers.

Like a stroke of a magic staff, the symbol before the name changes the situation. Each card, landing on the field, shifts the balance and makes a strike or introduces a spell, transforming the layout. These transformations are what the figure conveys.

The symbol resembles a trident, as the game’s success is associated with three main elements invented by Richard Garfield: the use of cards, the idea of mana, which gives powers for spells of different strengths, and the color wheel, defining the tactics and goals of the deck. Despite updates, these basic points maintain the charm and individuality of the game.

In the pronged figure, harmony and precision are visible. The game was developed by a mathematician and is built on logic and calculations. Therefore, the geometric beauty and symmetry of the picture are apparent. It conveys the fine-tuning of each deck, allowing the player to create individual sets.

The five sharp spikes on the figure indicate the five colors: white, blue, black, red, and green. Each lends a strategy to the deck’s characters to achieve the goal. Therefore, the same card with different colored mana possesses different properties.

Font and Colors

The emblem highlights red, yellow, and black colors.

  • Red indicates the battle, the fight between the wizards. It shows the players’ shade and passion, the fascination with the game. Major tournaments gather hundreds of fans. It hints at the shade and unprecedented prices for cards. For example, the Black Lotus costs up to $1.2 million.
  • Yellow tells of travels. Like a thin golden thread, the shade stretches behind the planeswalker as they move from world to world. The color also speaks of energy.
  • Black – the shade of power and might the participants aspire to. It talks about the earth, mana obtained from different lands.

The logo’s font is unique. The elements contain magic—sharp teeth, like accurate spells, aimed at the opponent’s cards. The twist inside the glyphs A and G hints at the turn of land cards to make a move.

Magic The Gathering color codes

RedHex color:#fc0000
RGB:2525 0 0
CMYK:0 100 100 1
Pantone:PMS 172 C
YellowHex color:#ffd100
RGB:255 209 0
CMYK:0 18 100 0
Pantone:PMS 109 C
BlackHex color:#0a0b0a
RGB:10 11 10
CMYK:9 0 9 96
Pantone:PMS Black 6 C