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!
Vancouver Harbour Panorama, a watercolour by Robert Amos. He writes on his site:
When I opened the curtains in my room in Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, I saw the fabulous view of all the complexity of Vancouver’s harbour and the view to the east. The container port, helipad, harbour ferry and dredging barge were right there for me to contemplate and paint at my leisure.
Robert recently wrote this article for the Times Colonist about Gary Sim’s CD-ROM of British Columbia Artists. Robert is currently artist-in-residence at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, and is in the midst of digitizing and transferring some of his collection of art ephemera to the University of Victoria Library and Archives. Bravo, Robert!
Faregates by the numbers, a Translink infographic explaining where the region’s 1.2 million trips are occurring, via the Buzzer Blog.
View from the Digital Graphic Design lab at Vancouver Community College by Jeckenzibbel on Flickr.
…the panorama looks straight north and shows the following Vancouver landmarks: second window from left, the Harbour Centre with its revolving viewing platform and restaurant. Third window from left, the City of North Vancouver across Burrard Inlet, with the Seabus very small, just arriving. On the right of the window, the historic Dominion Building (gold and red). The 4th window is dominated by the new Woodwards condo tower and the old rotating W sign on a new structure, and the 5th window shows the Sun Tower, once briefly the tallest building in the British Empire back in 1911, when it was built…
Limited Edition Expo 86 "World in Motion - World in Touch" plate seen on eBay. I’ve featured a cluster of souvenir plates previously but I haven’t seen this one before. I don’t know how rare it actually is (there are at least 348 of them) and I don’t know how many folks would care enough to purchase something like this, but it does show off the transportation theme nicely with a SkyTrain, Seabus, Monorail, AND Canadarm, no less! But no artist credit noted.
Discover Vancouver on Transit, a BC Transit brochure, 1990. This was the 100th anniversary of public transit in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, as the logo attests. Illustrations in the brochure were credited to Robert Dobie, Jim Koll, Klaus Ravn, and Paulo Venturi, though I’m not sure who designed precisely which illustrations.
UPDATE: I received an email from James Koll, who recalls this brochure from his days freelancing at Slicko Studios. Slicko Studios, later known as the Ken Koo Creative Group was founded by Ken in 1982, built from a staff of 4 to 60+, and was acquired by the Cossette Group of companies in 2000. The company now operates under the name of Identica.
Coming Through, a Columbia SkyTrain Station poster signed by Harron (anyone know the first name?) celebrating the grand opening on February 14, 1989. A pretty remarkable feat, illustrating New Westminster all the way to North Vancouver Quay in a single picture! Hidden behind track ad billboards at Waterfront Station, still visible from behind a chain-linked fence.
An homage to the $3 cruise by Dave Olson, 2007, via flickr.