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Beijing Antique Market posters

Contributed by Aiqi Zhang on Jun 10th, 2021. Artwork published in
November 2020
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    Beijing Antique Market poster series
    Source: https://aiqi.me Photo: Aiqi Zhang. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Beijing Antique Market poster series

    “Diǎn mǎo” is a phrase of Beijing dialect, which means to go to a place and to experience that place. It also reminds me of a part of my grandfather’s routine as an old Beijinger. He went to the Baoguo Temple every Thursday. The Baoguo Temple has become a well-known antique collectors market in Beijing for several years. It is not only a market for antiquarian experts, but also a place for antique collectors to find community. Unfortunately, permission to set up stalls at the market was revoked in 2019.

    The posters below were designed for three of the most famous Beijing antique markets – Panjiayuan, Baoguo Temple, and Liulichang. By naming the project “diǎn mǎo”, it is not only about educating the current and next generations to have an experience toward the culture but it also serves as a reminder of the old Beijingers’ habit of going to the antique market(s) every once in a while.

    This series of hypothetical posters for the Beijing antique markets was designed as a private project.

    Panjiayuan Antique Market
    Photo: Aiqi Zhang. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Panjiayuan Antique Market

    Baoguo Temple Antique Market
    Photo: Aiqi Zhang. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Baoguo Temple Antique Market

    Liulichang Antique Market
    Photo: Aiqi Zhang. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Liulichang Antique Market

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