Launched in 2013, the Yilan train station and neighborhood (called Jimmy Square) has become a lovely open photo studio, decorating with some interesting art works of Jimmy Liao, a famous illustrator in Taiwan.
I like Jimmy Liao’s illustration and think that he is a great artist with great imagination, excellent drawing skills, and very thoughtful. His style is original. He became famous after publishing some award-winning children’s books. I read his books. No kidding, it’s more for adults to appreciate, seeing the world from the heart of children.
The theme of the Yilan train station is “Snapshots of your Journey”. The area is decorated with larger-than-life colorful travel-related characters and sculptures. The selected scenes of Jimmy Liao include: the two friends waiting for a bus from “Starry night”, the characters of “Turn left, turn right” when they both left the apartment to start looking for a new place to live, the luggages of different sizes and shapes from “Subway”.
It is also a great illustration of everyone’s journey – some sad stories, some romantic, some happy endings…