Shield Project

Research & Design project about the Shield — 2017


Interested in the use of the shield in graphic design, I started researching the use of the shield from weapon to logo. I always noticed that the (Western) design culture uses the shield allot in icon, logo design and branding. I was interested in the history of this iconic shape. Next to a written thesis (Dutch only) about the shield, I created multiple design outcomes to see how I could show the strange perspective of using an ancient weapon in our modern day design culture. 




©JaapSmit — 2018, The Hague