Saigoneer

Back Arts & Culture » Culture » [Illustrations] Local Artists Bring Vietnam's Eclectic Shopfronts to Life

[Illustrations] Local Artists Bring Vietnam's Eclectic Shopfronts to Life

A group of Vietnamese illustrators has created a collection of colorful artwork inspired by the architecture of modern Vietnamese cities.

Kín Illustration recently compiled an album of illustrations, part of a series called Vietnam Little Quarter (Khu phố nhỏ Việt Nam), which depicts different types of houses and businesses. According to a post on the Kín Illustration's Behance, the works were created after the group spent a month and a half wandering the streets and researching online for inspiration.

The collection is eclectic, featuring everything from the common ‘tube’ house to a pharmacy and a coffee shop. Even the corrugated tin slums which line some of Saigon’s canals are featured, the bright, cheery colors of the illustration breathing life into a normally depressing scene.

According to Behance, the illustrators want to “show everybody that Vietnam also has a lot of interesting houses and [that they are] worth taking a look at when you travel to Vietnam someday!” The unique collection should even inspire residents to hit the street and take a closer look at their surroundings.

Kín Illustration was also the creative group behind the illustration collection of Vietnamese street carts that made the rounds on local social media a few months ago. Have a gander at the vibrant collection of Vietnam's houses below:


Related Articles:

[Illustrations] Local Illustrators Bring Saigon's Street Carts to Life

5 Funky Illustrated Maps of Vietnam

An Illustrated Guide to Vietnam's Motorbikers


Related Articles

in Culture

'Phuc Dat Bich' Turns Out to Be a Phucking Faker

You may recall the story of Phuc Dat Bich, the Australian man who claimed that Facebook had been repeatedly suspended his account because of his name. Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, the man has admitte...

in Culture

10 Incredible Photos Of Life On Hanoi's Train Tracks

Traffic in Vietnam is crazy but the train tracks that skirt through Hanoi’s residential areas reach levels of insanity.

in Culture

10 Photos Of The Amazing Vietnamese Spider-Men

While some Vietnamese cities have begun to move their tangled nests of electricity wires underground, they are still a ubiquitous feature of many urban neighborhoods.

in Culture

12 Of Saigon’s Best Parks And Open Spaces – Part 1

Though Saigon has lost quite a bit of its verdant luster over the years, there are still patches of green throughout the city that are worth checking out. Vietnam Coracle has made a handy guide to som...

in Culture

12 Of Saigon’s Best Parks And Open Spaces – Part 2

Though Saigon has lost quite a bit of its verdant luster over the years, there are still patches of green throughout the city that are worth checking out.Vietnam Coraclehas made a handy guide to some ...

in Culture

14 Incredible Satellite Photos Of Vietnam

There are plenty of hi-tech ways to show Vietnam’s beauty – time lapses and drone panoramas to name a few. But a less common vantage point is from above. Way above.

Partner Content

Video »

BUDX HCMC