About this font family
African Shield is named for the cow-hide shields used by Zulu warriors.
The shield was an essential part of the weaponry of the Zulu Nation. In the days of the great King Shaka, every Zulu warrior was armed with a shield, one or more throwing assegais (type of spear) and a stabbing spear.
The high-contrast design of the shield has inspired a font that translates into exciting graphic designs.