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Miami Dolphins Logo Concept (Update 1.1)

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not a bad idea but seems a little plain to me.

maybe adding some detail in the dolphin or something would make it better.

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That's kind of cool. It doesn't seem right for an NFL team, though. Looks a little 70s or 80s to me, like something from one of those defunct leagues like the USFL or WFL.

And did you intend to put hidden letters in the alternate logo with the two dolphins and palm tree? It almost looks like the EIB microphone. Did Limbaugh buy the team? :lol:

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I think the idea is pretty cool. The sun kind of looks like a sawblade to me though, maybe try and make the sun less curved.

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That's kind of cool. It doesn't seem right for an NFL team, though. Looks a little 70s or 80s to me, like something from one of those defunct leagues like the USFL or WFL.

And did you intend to put hidden letters in the alternate logo with the two dolphins and palm tree? It almost looks like the EIB microphone. Did Limbaugh buy the team? :lol:

I think that's his watermark

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I think the idea is pretty cool. The sun kind of looks like a sawblade to me though, maybe try and make the sun less curved.

The Miami Sawblades

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I like the simplicity and how the fin is part of the sunburst. I do think it needs more detail. Also the dolphin looks like it's pregnant...I know it's the football, but maybe some more detail/color can avoid that unfortunate impression. :)

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I thought about the sunburst being "cut" in half by haing the top and bottom half of it in two colors. The top half being colored in aqua to signify ocean waves, the bottom half in coal to signify the sunset reflecting off the water and the dolphin recolored blue as both contrast and to be closer to the natural grey that dolphons are anyway. I'd lose the football between the flippers. I'd either put the ball at the end of his tail like he was "kicking" it off, or drop it altogether and put a white helmet back on his head but make it more like an old school leatherhead- only white.

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I feel like the football is kind of in an awkward position. Where it is right now, it's almost like it's not prominent enough to even be included in the logo, so maybe I would move it so you can make out the football's contour more. I don't know what it is. I think it's the fact that the dolphin flows so smoothly with the sun, but then there's the football which is just fit in without much rhyme or reason. Without any texture it doesn't really look like the dolphin is actually holding on to the ball.

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I think you did a great job with the professionalism of the artwork, but the logos just aren't for me. They scream clip-art and in my humble opinion, don't improve upon what the Dolphins use right now at all. One thing that I thought was neat though was how you incorporated the dorsal fin and tail into the sun.

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I would use a little more white in defining the facial features of the dolphin and bringing out the "angry eyes" of it. Rounding the tips of the fins would help as well

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The dolphin needs more definition.

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I would drop the football altogether. The dolphin needs more definition, for sure. Also, someting needs to go in the white space below the dolphin. Even a stylized "M" that fit into some of the other "sawblades" would fill the void.

Awesome start - I feel like right now this logo would work well if the Dolphins a part of an energy conservation program - but keep at it, no reason it can't become a primary.

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Remove the sun. It clutters the logo even worse than the football. And add more definition to the dolphin! Right now, it looks flat and boring. It needs to be in your face.

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Update 1.1 - Very slight tweaks to the rostrum and flipper for overall consistency. (C&C, ┬┐Por favor?)

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