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:
Tsukiji Market is the largest fish market in the world, most famous for the wholesale tuna auction that happens in a restricted back area. Frozen tuna and swordfish are cut with large bandsaws by expert fishmongers. The wholesale area is the most popular destination where stalls sell more than 400 kinds of seafood, from everyday staples like seaweed to exotic pufferfish. The market, which has been in this location since 1935, will be moved to a new modern facility in 2014. It opens at 3am every morning and closes at 1pm to be hosed down and cleaned.