Artist breathes new life into open air markets

Brooklyn-based artist Jingyao Guo has teamed up with Chicago’s Object Design League (ODLCO) to create a series of illustrations depicting some of the world’s most vibrant open air markets. Jingyao’s “Marketplace Posters” collection was produced as part of a Kickstarter project launched last week, and includes detailed, stylized renderings of the Raohe Night Market in Taipei, the Muara Kuin Floating Market in Indonesia, and Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market (above).

The China-born Jingyao takes about a month to create each work, after conducting thorough research on each locale. The idea, she says, was to capture the bustling energy and unique culture of each market in graphic detail.

“As designers, we are interested in the way that all the…

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