Asian Games, a grand performance held four years is a place of pride in Asia. The Asian Games, the second largest sports competition after the Games, was first held in New Delhi, India in 1951.
There are dozens of sports competitions during the Asian Games, which have been held 17 times in various countries including Thailand, Japan, China and South Korea. There are 46 countries participating in the Asian Games, including Indonesia.
In 1962, Indonesia hosted the Asian Games held in Jakarta. 56 years later, Indonesia had the opportunity to re-present the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang in 2018.
Not only the big scale, the Asian Games become the bets of the nation’s self-esteem because Indonesia hosts dozens of guests from various other Asian countries for about 2 weeks. We are obliged to give the best to show not only to the delegates of the participants but also to the world.
A few days ago, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced to the public the official logo of the 2018 Asian Games they had created. A Kostum Badut named ‘Drawa’ is a bird paradise from Papua, namely cenderawasih. But this mascot is not greeted warmly by the public because it is considered inappropriate to represent the arena of the Asian Games class. Some parties claim the absence of philosophical meaning behind the selection of mascots, coupled with the visual appearance that is considered not maximal.
Kreavi challenges you, the best visual creators of Indonesia to contribute in redesigning Drawa’s mascot. As one of Indonesia’s endemic species of pride in Papua, Cenderawasih is a very beautiful animal to be famous throughout the world. Therefore, the redesign of the mascot must be able to show Cendrawasih’s privileges, as well as the Indonesian archipelago that you are proud of. This Challenge is not at all associated with any party and is not an official program of KEMENPORA / ASIAN GAMES 2018.
Former national swimmer Wisnu Wardhana looks forward to the revision of the 2018 Asian Games mascot by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora) and the Creative Economy Agency (Becraft).
“It’s a good idea, I appreciate the revision, hopefully, to bring a surprise mascot with the best presentation and modern design,” he said when talking with Antara News, Jakarta, Saturday.
He hopes, after revised, a new mascot can be re-launched by Kemenpora. “But if the budget is limited, it can be through socialization only,” said Vishnu.
Regarding the many criticisms from the public about the design of the mascot named Drawa which was launched on Sunday (27/12/15), Wisnu judged it as a natural thing.
“The mascot is less modern, so the people do not like it enough, we all want the best,” said the swimmer who dominated the swimming pool at the PON and SEA Games in the 1990s.
While badminton athlete Edi Subaktiar regretted the attitude of Kemenpora who judged to be too hasty to publish mascot Asian Games 2018.
“It should probably be better prepared and weighed first, if it is already very and considered fit, just published,” he said about the bird-shaped mascot of paradise.
He considered, the implementation of the Asian Games 2018 which is still quite long, should be an opportunity to create the best design.
Kemenpora responded positively to the criticism because it showed the public concern for the quality of preparation for the Asian Games