One in a series of illustrations celebrating the energy of vibrant and bustling marketplaces from around the world. Each scene is packed with details specific to the market: signage, transportation, local goods, and market activities. The project is a collaboration between illustrator Jingyao Guo and ODLCO.
Posters are 20”x32” and are four-color process offset prints, coated for durability. The print looks great in a standard poster frame. Archival art prints are extra large at 25”x40” and are printed at a local fine art printshop with archival pigments on a heavy matte paper. Each poster and print will come wrapped with a key that points out the important features of the market.
About the Market:
The Muara Kuin Floating Market is located in the city of Banjarmasin (River City), in the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan. The market functions primarily as a wholesale agricultural market. The boats, known as “jukung”, are manned by women wearing shaded bamboo hats. Sellers group together by type of product, and sell their goods to locals, commonly through barter, who then resell goods in villages down smaller riverways. In one area of the market, cafe boats congregate to sell breakfast to passing boats. The owner of the cafe boat ties patrons’ boats to his own and passes dishes using a hooked stick. After settling the check, he unties their boat and sends them on their way.