I thought I’d write about something we can all relate to in this current pandemic. An item that has quite frankly been seen as one of the most polarising objects in recent years; one that has divided opinions between the east and west; one that have been seen as both essentials of everyday heroes and symbols of oppression.

I’m talking about none other than the facial mask.

To understand why this seemingly unassuming facial covering has had such massive implications and divided opinions, we first have to understand a branch of linguistics known as semiotics, or more specifically the Saussure…





Shawn Ng

Designer living in sunny Singapore. I enjoy exploring new perspectives that can shape creativity and design.

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