2020 (XX XX) YEAR OF THE MASK
By any standard 2020 is a unique and most memorable year. A year shaped by a global pandemic requiring the worldwide adoption of protective facemasks, social unrest, severe economic hardship and a U.S. Presidential election to determine who will hold the mantle of the most powerful person on the planet. But maybe the most interesting thing about 2020 is the year 2020 itself. A twin year, when the next twin year of 2121 arrives, almost everyone alive today will most certainly not be here, just as most everyone alive today was not on the planet during the previous twin year of 1919. 2020 is a term used to indicate perfect vision, something the world will need more of as we move forward during these most turbulent times.
As a side note the correct formal way to write the year 2020 in Roman Numerals is MMXX, but for artistic and aesthetic visual symmetry, the designer chose to visually express 2020 via Roman Numerals how most people speak it and that is XX XX. Also not to mention, it just looks cool.