The Shield of Superman: The Evolution of an Icon [Infographic]

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It's a bird...It's a plane...It's Superman! Well, not Superman himself, but it IS a super awesome Superman infographic.

2013 is THE year for everyone's favorite Man of Steel. Between it being the hero's 75th anniversary, and Man of Steel hitting the silver screen on June 14th, we're bursting with red and blue excitement! Thankfully, we were able to use our energy for good rather than evil, and create a visual guide to the evolution of Superman's iconic emblem.

We cover the logo's various incarnations in both comics and popular culture, starting with its first appearance in 1938 and culminating with what the famed "S" will look like when Henry Cavill reveals it on on his Clark Kent-ee chest in theaters in a little over a week!


*Warning: this infographic may prove to be the proverbial Kryptonite to your workday productivity!


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Aleksandra Sobic

Aleksandra is’s brand manager and senior Mario consultant. She believes that her stature, hair, passion for pink, and reverence of cake, make her the ideal candidate to play Princess Peach on Broadway. Some additional interests include crafting, wine, correcting people’s grammar, obsessing over Jurassic Park (remember, women inherit the earth!), and brainstorming ways to make sexy costume representations of typically un-sexy pop culture characters. Donkey Kong was a breeze but Jabba the Hutt is proving formidable.

Past comments
  • Chad Boettcher
    Another great infographic Kate!
    Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM
  • Felipe Rego
    This is SO COOL! Thank you for making this collage.
    I prefer the 1993 shield (from both comics and popular culture).
    Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:01 PM
  • BenS
    Awesome work. Loving the comparative formal analysis.
    Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 9:36 PM