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"eartotheground" tells me that Seattle may be in the lead for the new NHL relocation derby.

So I canned the Toronto Torpedos concept (for now) because I needed their sweaters and aqua/orange colour scheme.

I thought for the Seattle franchise that I'd try a new 'version' of the old Cailfornia Golden Seals identity.

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I went with basically Miami Dolphin colours for the "Seattle Sea Lions", and used a trident symbol that the Mariners weren't using much of anymore...

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This is looking great so far. I love the color scheme. One thing though, is that I think you could possibly incorporate a hockey stick blade at the end of the trident as an alternate logo.

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I think you could possibly incorporate a hockey stick blade at the end of the trident as an alternate logo.

Hmm...not a bad idea griff.

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I think this is a really good start. I don't think all the notches and everything are needed, especially down in the tail. It also doesn't really look like he's holding the trident, maybe have that back fin wrapped around it a little bit? Excellent start though, I really like the color scheme.

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I agree with chickenfish13 on the notches, some of them look odd. Specifically the only for sure notches to keep would be on the fins. On the secondary I'd even out the white out line to be equivalent to the trident in the primary. Overall I think this will be eventually as successful as the Highlanders concept, can't wait for more.

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Love the color scheme.

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Only problem I have with it is that sea lions are much smoother. He almost looks furry.

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Great concept! I really like the trident and how the sea lion isn't smooth. Great work!

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Only problem I have with it is that sea lions are much smoother. He almost looks furry.

Agree with the smooth, this sealion looks like it has met the Vancouver killer whale. But besides that, goodlooking logo.

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I agree with chickenfish13 on the notches, some of them look odd. Specifically the only for sure notches to keep would be on the fins. On the secondary I'd even out the white out line to be equivalent to the trident in the primary.

this is basically exactly what I was going to say. I LOVE the concept. Minor tweaks will make it phenomenal. The color scheme is great.

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This. is. awesome.

Only constructive criticism I can give is:

- definately make the end of the trident into a hockey stick

- make the sea lion grip it a little more

Don't know if you intended it or not, but the top of the trident looks almost like a crown, going along with 'King County'.

I would be very happy if a team adopted this identity.

Can't wait to see jerseys.

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Nice work sparky! You've done it again.

I agree with others that the sea lion could be a little less "furry" and a little more streamlined.

Also, you may want to keep the white outline around the trident on both the primary and secondary logos a little more consistent. I know it's something pretty minor, but I think making the change will only make the identity more unified.

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For the most part, I really like the logo package and the colours. The name sounds a little minor-league to me, though. Halifax Highlanders, toronto Torpedos, Seattle Sea Lions... they don't all have to be alliterative. ^_^ Your graphic design work and artistic creativity are excellent, but your naming skills not so much haha

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Pretty good. Like others said getting rid of the fur edges would help. Also are the fins supposed to be grasping the trident? It looks a little strange since the trident is just floating between the fins. But for the most part this is good

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For the most part, I really like the logo package and the colours. The name sounds a little minor-league to me, though. Halifax Highlanders, toronto Torpedos, Seattle Sea Lions... they don't all have to be alliterative. ^_^ Your graphic design work and artistic creativity are excellent, but your naming skills not so much haha

Wow, you're right aci...I didn't realize that. (I guess I should have figured that I had an alliteration thing happening when I named my kids "spanky" and "spunky".)

Anyway, I'm gonna stick with Highlanders and Sea Lions, but I'm gonna change up the Torpedos later. Thanks for the heads-up...

And thanks to all for your comments and suggestions.

So, I de-furred the beast a bit, (on the tail fins), although I left him a little shaggy to emphasize the "lion" part of his name.

Sea lions have a thicker fur than seals do, and when the males develop a thick neck and shoulders, it gives the impression of a mane.

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The Seattle flag has a cool wave design on it, so I referred to it by putting a subtle part of it near the tail.

I put a "thumb" on the back flipper, and tried the logo with a trident-hockey stick. Not sure about the stick.

'tlph' mentioned the King County aspect. I didn't realize that. The trident could take on a double reference. I tried a new logo with an intertwined 'S' and trident.

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Here's a couple of first attempts at unis; a traditional approach and more unique look...

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Again, thanks for all your comments.

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Oh man I LOVE that trident hockey stick! The interlocking S trident is gorgeous, and I think that would work really well as a Seattle Mariners cap logo, but I digress.

I think you should go all out on the uniforms. The traditional striping isn't really going to work with such modern and well-rendered logos.

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Pure win. Especially the interlocking trident S. I agree with the last guy that nontraditional striping would def be the way to go here.

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