Just take a walk along the streets and many beautiful designs greet you - first off the many outlets which emphasize on good designs.
One of the examples, its modern design food outlets.
And it's not just the food outlets. Even other shop displays are attention grabbing with good Taiwanese design.
And beyond the shops are the many eye catching posters & brochures featuring the talents of Taiwan graphic designers.
These Taiwan graphic designs are usually very neat and not cluttered, and in a way is a zen style like with attention focus directly on the drawings. Oh and talk about drawings, there is a lot of cartoon characters in their works which is rather refreshing & creative.
Even the Taipei 101 has a giant poster designed for it.
Pig Cartoon Designs
And one thing I noticed in Taiwan is their fascination with pigs. Saw a few posters of both food & non food related companies having the pigs/ boars at their front. Would understand if it's the Year of the Boar, but it isn't. I guess they mean good luck?
I'm not sure if it's the Taiwan culture on animation & cartoon characters so I asked our friend. The answer: Taiwan has a strong influence by the Japanese hence, the designs & animation culture is rather strong. Totally agree as then I could understand why there is so much similarities in their cultures.
Beautiful designs can be seen not just by the purpose design stuffs, but also street art, designs & graffiti.
I guess there is lots of freedom in the art expression here in Taiwan which leads to their rather creative designs. As for me, coming to Taiwan really opens up another level of design creativity that I can learn from and simply admire :)
My whole journey in this trip to Taiwan has been memorable. There are many more to share, but guess that is enough for now. Next up, things back to home!