Metro Signs Scores Big for Miami Dolphins

Graphics tower above NFL players.

When the NFL’s Miami Dolphins unveiled the team’s new logo design and uniforms at an April 2013 NFL draft party at Sun Life Stadium, they called upon Hollywood, Florida-based Metro Signs ( to supply a larger-than-life stage backdrop.

Metro Signs President Bruno Dede didn’t blink at the request for two self-standing, 16-foot-tall uniformed players. “When someone doesn’t know how to get a job done, we figure it out,” he says. “We do everything. We may be billed as a sign company, but we create everything from nametags to 100 x 100-foot vinyl graphics.”

The images were printed on vinyl and matte-laminated to 3A Composites’ 1-inch Gatorfoam, which had been hand-cut with a jigsaw. Separate helmet images were also mounted to half-inch Gatorfoam as a dimensional layer for the player standees, which were positioned on either side of a black wooden box decorated with lettering hand-cut from 1-inch Gatorfoam.

Metro Signs also supplied Gatorfoam wall graphics of the new logos for the team’s training facility, installed using silicone and double-sided tape.

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