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:
Taiwanese Night Markets are renowned for the variety and creativity of their street snacks, or “xiao chi.” They open in the early evening and close around midnight. Raohe Market is one of the oldest street markets in Taipei, Taiwan. You’ll find many families and groups of friends relaxing at the market, but it’s also not uncommon to see businessmen in suits sitting on a plastic stool, grabbing a quick meal on their way home from the office. Market stalls sell traditional dishes like Stinky Tofu, and newer inventions like Big Dog Wrap Little Dog (a sticky rice sausage wrapped around a chinese pork sausage and topped with a bunch of chinese pickles). The Night Markets embody the Chinese idea of “renao,” which directly translates to “hot noisy,” but more or less means prosperous, populous, and fun.