Miami Dolphins Primary Logo
The Dolphins logo remained fairly consistent from the team's founding through 2012. Within the logo, the aqua, along with the marine blue, first introduced in 1997 and now finessed through this process, are inspired by the color of South Florida’s Atlantic Ocean; while the orange is representative of the bright South Florida sun. In 2017 the dolphins brought on a new and darker orange sunburst for the logo.
2018 - Present
An aqua and marine-blue dolphin swimming in front of a coral sunburst, shade of coral orange was adjusted for the 2017 season.
2013 - 2017
The new logo features a stylized teal dolphin swimming in front of a heavily modified version of the orange sunburst. The dolphin in the logo is more vague and artistic, and is not wearing a helmet as it is merely a silhouette of a dolphin cast in aqua and navy. The dolphin’s new horizontal postures reflects the team’s desire for “the dolphin to be in a more powerful and ascending position.”
1997 - 2012
The most substantial revisions took place in 1997. Navy was introduced as a trim color. The logo was reworked to make the dolphin appear proportionally larger and more three-dimensional in effect. The hashmarks around the perimeters of the logo’s sunburst were removed.
1989 - 1996
In 1989 the logo changed to have aqua and orange colors darkened and the helmet made bolder. The dolphin has some slight modifications.
1974 - 1989
By 1974, the dolphin’s body was centered on the sunburst. The logo is a sunburst with a leaping dolphin wearing a football helmet bearing the letter “M.”
1966 - 1973
The original logo consisted of a sunburst with a leaping dolphin wearing a football helmet bearing the letter “M”. At their debut in 1966, the dolphin’s head was near the center of the sunburst.