Miami Marlins 2017 Primary Logo Update
In early 2016, the Marlins asked me to take a look at their primary logo and simplify the mark for use across all media. The goal was to have one version of the M, without the "Miami" text, that could be used on any color background. While this wasn't implemented on the uniforms, the new logo has appeared on all Marlins communications since the beginning of 2017. The edits to the M included having a white fill on the interior of the M always (instead of alternating white and black on dark and light backgrounds, respectively), eliminating the silver line along the main fill to match the headwear mark, and adding a white stroke around the exterior of the whole logo, to make the mark stand out on any color background.
Ichiro 3,000th Hit Commemorative Collage
In late 2016, future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki hit his 3,000th hit with the Miami Marlins. The team asked me to create a commemorative piece to give to Ichiro himself to celebrate this milestone achievement.
We came up with an 8'x4' collage, featuring a photo from every single one of his 3,000 hits. The first layer with the photos is vinyl on acrylic, then a layer of duratrans was added with the Marlins' logo and the date of the hit. Another durantrans layer was added on top, with 3,000 circles, with significant milestones along the way filled in with orange and the date of the milestone (e.g. his 100th home run). Finally, the number 3,000 was added over the top in semi-translucent orange acrylic.
The team presented the piece on the field at Marlins Park during the 2017 season in a ceremony that included a video montage and message from Japanese baseball legend Sadaharu Oh.