Miami Dolphins New Logo: Top Design Possibilities For The Team's 2013 Look

The Miami Dolphins will have a new logo and new uniforms for the 2013 NFL season. The new logo is not expected to be a major change, but there will be some tweaks to the image while keeping the same general color pallet. Team owner Stephen Ross has already confirmed that the team’s will unveil the logo before the 2013 NFL Draft and an image has already leaked of what could possibly be the Dolphins new logo.

The above image of what could potentially become the Miami Dolphins new logo in 2013 has been circulating the web for weeks. It is reportedly “very close” to how the new logo will appear. But what are some of the other ideas floating out there?

An online community of fans and graphic designers,  99designs, has launched a competition to create the best concept for the Dolphins next logo. The winner of the contest will not become the Dolphins new logo, but it gives us some interesting ideas and a few great design possibilities for the team’s new look.

I was searching through the potential logo designs in the contest — you can view all of the entries HERE — and found a few of my favorites to share with you all.

I am a big fan of simple, clean logos that mix the modern day look with a few retro characteristics. Today, in sports, logos can get out of hand or too busy for my liking and it makes them hard to look at. If the Dolphins do their re-design the right way, their color scheme could really pop.

Here was my favorite logo design:

You still get the feel of the dolphin and keep the team’s colors while bring a new flair to the look. Like I mentioned, this logo would be sleek and modern. I can imagine some incredible gear featuring this logo and the retro font style, but I understand the logo may be too simple for others.

Here are a few more of my favorite logo designs for the 2013 Miami Dolphins:

Which of the possibilities are your favorite and what would you like to add to the potential new logo for the 2013 season? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions by sounding off in the comments section.

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  • billy b

    I like the one on the bottom right, with the fin as a logo. Just looks sharp to me, not as cartoony as some of the other ones.

    • joshsanchez

      Yeah, that is another great look and mixes things up.

  • Jimmy Sessions

    I like the old Dolphin Stadium logo mush better than any of these.

  • StanVanMondays
    • joshsanchez

      That is nice. One thing I really like about this concept is all of the navy blue. I’d love to see Miami really feature the navy blue in their uniforms next season.

  • Tim A. Honeycutt

    Hello Josh, I must say, I’m kind of partial to the second one (on the top)… but I may be a little prejudice, because it is one of my design. hahaha “Everybody thinks their baby is the prettiest” Thanks for the like! I consider it an honor to get a nod out of 600+ designs and climbing. I’ve streamlined the design a bit, check it out and see if you like the new direction. There is some awesome talent on the site, so it is pretty stiff competion. Thanks for sharing the contest with your Phin Followers, Timall68

  • Kirk Orion ☭

    All of these suck, I’d rather adding a high contrast black along with the aqua and orange in helmet and uniform…

  • Miami Jules (Julian)

    None of the above! Establish a winning tradition before the new logo becomes synonimous with LOSING. Keep Flipper, at least we won 2 superbowls with it, let alone a winning season.

  • Steven Salgado
  • Daniel

    Here is what a real logo looks like!

    • joshsanchez

      Awesome, Daniel. I really like these!

    • Jason Maze

      These were my favorite ones that were suggested. They look mean and aggressive, which is the point of an NFL team logo.

    • Dephindor

      I hope so.

    • Jeff Snyder

      These are def the best all the others suck if you ask me!

  • Daniel

    Mocked up uniforms as well.

  • Kevin MacDougall

    Remember the late 90′s alternate logo that had the dolphin with no helmet a football in its pectoral fins and orange motion lines? That was pretty cool. I only saw that on a few caps and other merch.

  • Brian Solamon

    this is the logo I came up with….but didnt make it to the final round….not saying its the best but its better than some of the ones on there.

  • Thomas Weller

    If either contest winner or the leaked logo become official I will wear throwbacks from then on love the team, not those logos


    Why take the helmet off? Thats the whole point of the football logo. And if they want to add some color, fill in the sun ring.

  • Morgan Smith

    A mascot is “a person, animal, or thing considered to bring good luck”. It does not necessarily need to be on what the players wear. There are many NFL teams that do not put a mascot on their helmet:

    1. 49ers
    2. Giants
    3. Cowboys
    4. Packers
    5. Bears
    6. Chiefs
    7. Browns
    8. Saints

    My point? A change to the helmets and uniforms of the Miami Dolphins should include at least one approach that doesn’t use a picture/icon/image of a Dolphin – at all. Let’s see this idea explored.