D. Shifty presents: A&O's concept logo

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  1. DisturbedShifty

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    NOTICE: I asked, and got approval from JCane to post this in the main forum

    So over in one of the super threads about logo change, A&O tossed out an idea for a Dolphins logo in the style of the Seahawks logo. I thought it was an interesting idea so I decided to take a crack at it. And I did it without telling A&O about it. :chuckle: So I drew rough version by hand and took a picture of it and sent it to A&O to see if it was along the lines of what he was looking for. He liked what he saw and said he he couldn't wait to see it in color. So without further adieu:

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    I personally think it looks like it belongs on a totem pole. But like I told A&O, I think that was the point of the Seawaks logo as well.
     
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    great job shifty (you've come a long way from Ms Paint :up:)
     
  3. DisturbedShifty

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    Thanks Vaark. Few more years and you might catch up to me in Photoshop. ;)
     
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    The coolest thing about Dolphins, and my Labs, is it always looks like they are smiling. I know it is not tough, but that is one thing I really like about Bottlenosed Dolphins. Not trying to sound like a wuss here. But the Dolphin is a great animal and one of its recognizable features is this fact. Besides that good work! Maybe a **** eating grin would work. Because without that trademark "smile" it doesn't really resemble a dolphin.
     
  5. DisturbedShifty

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    Funny you say that. Because I actually changed the mouth. Here is the rough version I drew:
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  6. madmic21

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    Yeah its amazing that a smile can change a dolphin into a cutthroat trout or a salmon. Its tough to take an animal that is not really seen as fierce and make it that. However, you can always embrace its intelligence. You are doing a real nice job still. I wish I had an ounce of artistic skill. I would draw a stick dolphin!
     
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    Actually.....

    i like it.

    I think the mouth that was altered (colorized) actually looks a little more natural, and doesn't take away from the meanness of the design.

    One of the best I've seen.

    Great job!
     
  8. oasis

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    I think the concept has potential. If we HAD to change the logo, something like this could work for me. I like the concept more than the Dolphins Stadium logo which is a bit bland.
     
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    I don't mean to be rude (I really don't) but that looks awful. Nicely made but I just dont like the design.
     
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    That's fine. Not everyone will like it.
     
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    Interesting design. Most of it is cool IMO except for the mouth. The dolphin looks like someone either farted in an elevator he was in or told him a bad joke.
     
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    i like the idea of using just the head of a dolphins but i think this pic looks more like a fish to me because the top fin is usually much further back on a dolphin, behind the little arm fin thingys...? i also miss the helmet.... i read this online and the seconday part i agreed with

     
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    I've been a Dolphin fan for 40 years, but I am all for bringing Miami's logo and look into the 21st century. As good of a logo design for Miami as I have seen so far. I would vote "yes." Nice job!
     
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    dfn.png

    what do you think about the tail moved back a bit???
     

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    First off, I appreciate the feed back and the suggestions. So you know, I knew full well going into the project that the dorsal fin is further back. But it would have looked funny without it. Secondly, and I mean no offense, but I do not appreciate you altering my work. I understand it was done in good spirits. But next time ask for permission before altering somebody else's art work.
     
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    Yeah, nothing personal but that's really bad. :lol: No team would ever use something like that.
     
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    I can see it also without the orange

    I think the dolphin now is teal with navy highlights. Maybe have both shades incorporated. I can see the Phins going with a darker more monochromatic type design.


    The mouth is getting so much attending because its while and obviously you're till editing. I'd make it a simple line design of the darker of the 2 colors ring used.(Navy) notan open mouth.

    yes after reviewing the original post I do like it. Would just be interesting to see it all navy where the orange is for shuts and giggles
     
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    I think it is pretty decent. The one thing mentioned earlier by Madmic21, which I agree with, is that Dolphin's look like they always have a smile on their face....they don't have a mean look like a shark. This is why I don't think we need to have a Dolphin in the logo at all...maybe just come up with a really nice design or color combination...like what the Oregon Ducks are able to do....you don't see a Duck on the Oregon helmets.
     
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    you didnt have to put it on an open forum.. its a dolphins head... sue me i guess
     
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    Maybe so. But the design idea was A&O's. And I made sure to PM him what I was doing before just flat out posting it.
     
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    Nice job. I still prefer the one we have now.
     
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    mountain.. mole hill..
     
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    I usually pay no attention to these threads but for some reason I clicked and gotta say, very impressive.
     
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    Really nice job, but i don't think the change should be that drastic..
     
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    Like the concept...Simple yet fierce. Turn that frown upside down and it's excellent.
     
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    It looks drunk
     
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    Take no offense looks but it looks amateur, good try though.
     
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    Definitely miles ahead of anything I could come up with....and lots better than some others I have seen. Good job!!
     
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    You must be describing the logo you have as your avatar and sig :)
     
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    It just looks like a fish. : /
     
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    I don't like the concept in general, might work for the seahawks but not for us.

    The proportions are off, snout too short, Dorsal fin looks like a hat.

    Color scheme is way too bold.

    Probably doesnt help that I don't like the idea of changing the logo at all though.
     
  32. DisturbedShifty

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    Agreed. And not everyone is going to like. But it was just something fun to do and I thought A&O had an interesting idea so I took a crack at it. Also, this isn't my first shot at redesigning the logo.
     
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    I like it..Not bad.
     
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    kinda looks like a dolphin celebrating Mardi Gras to me, no gust. sorry
     
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    Logo design is a lot different than other areas of graphic design.

    The best rules of thumb for creating an effective logo are:

    1. Is it readable at all sizes?
    2. Is it still recognizable in black and white?
    3. Does it evoke the message of the brand?

    Unfortunately, I think this design fails on all 3. When it comes to logo design, the simpler, the better. There are too many arbitrary lines in the design, and when it is shrunk down in size, it looks like an amoeba. It doesn't have a definitive shape. I also don't think it represents the Miami Dolphins football brand well. Its a flat, dead fish. Looks like a dolphin that got sliced in half by a boat in the intercoastal. A logo for a football team should evoke ACTION. This logo has no movement, thus, fails in portraying the brand properly.
     
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    absolutely horrible, LOL
     
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    I seen a sweet one on pinterest already on a helmet i just cant get it on here yet.
     

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