Coast Mountain Bus Company employees bid farewell to Oakridge Transit Centre, August 2006, a specially commissioned card by illustrator Barb Wood, who has been frequently featured here, and who has frequently included public transit in her artwork.
I got a behind the scenes tour of the Oakridge garage on one of the Trams excursions back in 2008, on the last ride of the E901/902 Flyers. Photos here.
Card courtesy of an insider at Translink. Thanks, eh!
I recently received word from Barb Wood that the BC Children’s Hospital is once again offering personalized and pre-printed greeting cards for the holidays! Here are a few of the cards offered this year:
- A Skier’s View by Eileen Mosca
- A Holiday Discovery by Hilary Morris
- Brockton Point Totems by Michael Wheatley
- Listening to the Bird’s Melody by Tinyan Chan
- Santa’s Coming to Town! by Barb Wood
Order your cards before December 7th!
Celebrating BOMA’s 100th Anniversary in 2011, by Barb Wood. Last month Barb Wood celebrated her 30th year in the illustration business; she blogged about the occasion here, where she posted a few celebratory images from her portfolio.
Santa visits Christ Church, one of a series of 6 Christmas offerings by artist Barb Wood. From her blog:
These fun creations are now available at:
“Oh Brothers” at 2575 W Broadway, 604-738-6695 Google map
“Framagraphic” at 1116 W Broadway, 604-685-2525 Google map
“Davie Art Shop” at 1242 Davie Street, 604-683-3415 Google map
And at Barb’s studio, please just call first: 604-685-2525
For more, visit www.barbwoodgraphics.com.
Ethnic Vancouver book cover, written by Anne Petrie, published by Hancock House Publishers in 1982, and illustrated by Barb Wood.
Springtime at the Stuart Building, a Vancouver landmark at the entrance to Stanley Park from 1909-1982. Painted by Barb Wood and seen on the cover of a Vancouver centennial engagement calendar in 1986. About the Stuart Building, Barb writes in the calendar, “At five o’clock on a clear July morning in 1982, a bulldozer operator did his job and we all became a bit poorer. Sitting at the entrance to the Stanley Park causeway, just across from Lost Lagoon, the Stuart Building was to many a piece of pure architectural delight.”
She adds in an email, “we were told it was too frail to stand, so it should come down. When they drove the first bulldozer through it, the results were like a Bugs Bunny cartoon - the structure was so sound, that the machine left a bull-dozer shaped hole, side to side.”
Among the tenants, she recalls a super BC Arts gift shop inside. What a novel idea; buying art in the park!
Illustrated Vancouver map by Barb Wood (barbwoodgraphics.com) from the title page of The First 100 Years: An Illustrated Celebration published 1988.