Saudi Arabia, which officially assumed presidency of the G20, unveiled a new logo for the summit, inspired by colored filaments from Bedouin fabrics and featuring the colors of participating countries, below which the Kingdom's name and year of its presidency are written in English. The Kingdom entrusted the logo design to 28-year-old Saudi Arabian designer Mohammed Al-Hawas.
Al-Hawas said his design embodies the determination of the Saudi Arabian people to achieve Vision 2030, a set of reforms spearheaded by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that promises Saudi youths a new country.
The Saudi artist was inspired by the design of the colorful 'Sadu' yarn, and the twisted piece of 'Sadu' was goes on to reach all G-20 countries before turning and returning to Saudi Arabia.
'Sadu' is a traditional Bedouin fabric that has spread to the Arabian Peninsula and has been inscribed by UNESCO on the List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Camel hair, goat hair, or lamb wool are often used to weave saddles, and are then used to sew the Bedouin tent known as the House of Poetry, which protects against the heat of the sun and the cold of the desert at night.
“I am very proud to have had the opportunity to design the G20 Presidency logo,” Al-Hawas said in a tweet, thanking all those involved with the logo design including more than 25 Saudi Arabian designers.
The Kingdom will guide the work of the G20 under the theme of "Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All". The summit’s main aims is to focus on empowering people, especially women and youth; safeguarding the Planet and shaping New Frontiers.
The annual summit is scheduled to take place in Riyadh from November 21 to 22, 2020. More than 100 related events will take place in Saudi Arabia throughout the year on topics such as tourism, energy and digital economy.