We are excited to announce the winner of our 2012 Cleveland Asian Festival Postcard Design Competition awarded to Allison Lukacsy! Allison’s design will be used to promote 2012 Cleveland Asian Festival and it will be distributed statewide. Here is the winning design:
The Cleveland Asian Festival committee is gearing up for 2012, the Year of the Dragon, as they launched a design competition in October, 2011. This competition gave local artists a chance to become an integral part of the Cleveland Asian Festival by designing a “Save-the-Date” postcard to be distributed around the greater Cleveland Area. Allison Lukacsy was announced the winner late, last December for her traditional design. The postcard features a black dragon on top of a gold background with “Cleveland Asian Festival” in red lettering.
“I chose the dragon as it is a symbol that is represented and meaningful across the Asian continent, and is not particular to the Chinese, Japanese, etc,” Lukacsy said. “Likewise, the colors red and gold are powerful signifiers and strongly identify with the Asian community.”
Allison Lukacsy is from Cleveland, but has lived in Shanghai and Changsa for about a year. Although she is not Asian by ethnicity, she is truly inspired by them. The experience of designing with the Cleveland Asian Festival has made her feel closer to her friends who live and work in China.
With her diverse approach and bold statements, Allison’s design was chosen to be used for the Cleveland Asian Festival 2012 Save-the-Date postcards.
The Cleveland Asian Festival will be hosted on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, 2012 from 11am to 7pm at the corner of Payne Ave and East 30th Street. You will be able to sample foods from local Asian restaurants at the food court, participate in games and competions in the children’s area, and ride Lolly the Trolley for a tour through Asia Town. There will be two stages that will host dance, martial arts, and musical performances throughout the day. Many vendors and shops will be open for business during the festival.