Guardian Lion
The ancient sacred guard.


The ancient sacred guard as talisman.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

Lion. I have choose the chines guardian lion, also known as “Foo Dog”, because it’s a great symbol for a big an amazing culture.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?


What story does your design tell?

It can be used as talisman, because were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits. In this design I tried to represent what we (Europeans) see about the culture of China. A little magic from the inside of a temple on the front side - the lion statue bathed in firelight, and the outside of the temple - where are the guardian lions, in the company of a specific landscape from China.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

Vectorial graphic

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.

I'm from Romania.

Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)


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Hi there, I'm Tudor and I'm from Romania.I live in Brasov, a mountain city, very close from the Dracula's castle. I heard about this contest from friends, and I liked the idea.I work in graphic design for many years, and it is always a pleasure to have the opportunity to work for something that you respect, so I am delighted to participate in my first Victorinox contest.