Over 3,100 entries received across all APAC regions for Kingston x CSD APAC Mask Design Competition as artists induce positivity through mask designs, share compelling life stories and reflections in 2020. Kingston Technology, a world leader of memory products and technology solutions, today announced the winners of the Kingston x CSD APAC Mask Design Competition. Kingston partnered with CSD, a leading brand of face masks, to unite art enthusiasts of APAC regions with the theme “There’s Strength in Memory.”
Here are my personal favorites from the Kingston X CSD APAC facemask designs right from the winners of its recently held competition. CSD is a leading brand of facemask and is Taiwan’s leading health protection supplier since 1947.
CSD has been creating fashionable face masks since 2015 and this collaboration with Kingston is the latest in effort to raise awareness that medical supplies – face masks could be fashionable too. The company intends to redefine and set new standards this way.
Doodling Paper, Nguyen Dang Binh (Vietnam)
Nguyen Dang Binh from Vietnam won the Best of the Best Award in the 3-Colors Group and this one captured the best moment of people living in the pandemic in the positive way. His face mask design is filled with funny faces and there’s the ‘hello’ word on it that will make you feel hopeful of what’s going around the world.
Passionate for doodling and typography, Nguyễn Đăng Bình, a 29-year-old Banker from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, belongs to a family of artists, but his parents insisted him to choose a Finance job instead of following his heart. This never stopped him from being a die-hard artist at heart, and he spends his nights doodling on an iPad after work. For him, all his memories have shaped his life and are pivotal to his existence. The time he spent during his college days with friends has always been etched in his memories, which were the happiest time as his spirit was untamable and dreamy. Therefore, he illustrated all his happy times through the interesting faces. Each of the faces represents a different joyful experience in his college days. Through his design, he wants to be a voice for every art and doodle lover. he hopes to unite art lovers and encourage them to follow their passion and be a beacon of hope and inspiration for the rest of the world.
Monster Nation, Yman.S (Malaysia)
Yman.S from Malaysia won in the Unlimited Colors Group and it shows in his design. His face mask design shows a cheerful mood with great combination of pastel colors of monsters drawn on it.
Yman.S, a Senior Packaging Designer from Malaysia, loves creating something new to inspire other people. His childhood memories played an intrinsic part in his life. Till this day, he remembers the first time, he fell in love with art, when he first picked up a pencil to draw when he was 4, and since, his passion for design has been insatiable. He is an ardent believer that our childhood fears also make us who we are today. As every other child, one of his biggest fears were monsters. After he grew up, he recognized that there are certainly scarier things than monsters which engulf our lives, and the day-to-day hardships and challenges are the real-life monsters. One such real-life monster is the ongoing pandemic for him.
Through his design, he wants to incite the spirit of positivity and never-say-die attitude in everyone. He wants everyone to stop being afraid of these monsters. Hence, symbolically, he wants to turn the unwanted monsters into something cute and adorable. The little monsters in his artwork are his ode to the fighting spirit of people and his face mask design will always remind us of it. This design creates a positive attitude for the wearer.
Perfect Imperfections, Aljohn M. Matias (Philippines)
Special Award was given to Aljohn M. Matias (Philippines) alongside Lilo Jong (Malaysia) and Teo Sze Ting (Malaysia).
For Aljohn, a third-year student studying Bachelor of Fine Arts in Philippines, art is not just his profession but also love and devotion, and he creates art mostly in unconventional but straightforward styles. For the face mask design, his inspiration came from Picasso’s line art drawing. He has incorporated a minimalistic approach yet tried to express an accurate meaning behind it, which is art needs no boundaries and is a limitless form of expression. Each artist expresses themselves differently, in their unique way. He staunchly believes in the power of our memories, and for him, memories are the foundation of our past as well as future. Each face tells us a story and that story lies behind the masks we all wear. His design reflects his collective experience of meeting diverse groups of people and how these differences make us who we are. This goes to show that our imperfections create powerful and meaningful art.
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