The Visual Language of Design
Along each BTS station is at least one department store while there is more than one mall next to the most crowded stations. Despite the commercialized feel, I have to say that each series impresses me with their distinctive design style. For example, the graphic design decorating the overpass that connects Chit Lom and Siam stations give me ample inspirations.
The images in the mall are not only pleasing to the eye but also convey very positive messages about life.
The graphic design in Siam Center makes it a joy to go to the restroom!
Emporium extends their advertising to the space in the BTS station with designs in all forms. They must speak to me even though in the beginning I didn't take them seriously. Now I can say one slogan right off the top of my head, "If you need a hug, come to the Em district!"
I am not an expert on department stores, but I feel Emporium has vision. There is a playground designed for children. Also, TCDC, the design center mentioned in my earlier post, is located in Emporium as well.
The visual design of BTS is neat and to the point. Bangkok is packed with foreign tourists, so it's very crucial to use simple English and understandable visual language.
Even the sticker that tells passengers to yield priority seats is slick.
This is a bookstore selling books on designs near the No.9 pier. I love the small yet beautiful shop.
The Visual Language of Life
Anyone that walks out of the No. 8 pier will be attracted by this advertisement of massage. It's hilarious and lively!
Art is a part of Chatukcha Weekend Market as well!
Some paintings are reminiscent of the old ways of living in Thailand, which I find irresistible.
The old and new ways of barbering in Bangkok.
It's not hard to find the old and the new co-existing in the big city.
The magic of Bangkok lies in that its numerous colors create a rare visual harmony!