The Target Skytrain wrap, as well as station branding, photos via sengsuriya; thanks, Sophia! I also spotted the Canada Line Target train!
Renderings from the Evergreen Line image gallery. Coming summer 2016. “Photos, videos and artist renderings are available for use in whole or in part without permission provided they are used unaltered. No credit line is required.”
Flying SkyTrain! My custom commission from Word Under the Street this year by Jesse Davidge. You may have gotten a peak at this drawing in my earlier post here; and this was the illustration that led to this month’s Buzzer cover! See the Buzzer Blog for the full interview. So awesome! Happy Christmas everyone!
Main Street SkyTrain development illustrations, courtesy of this fantastic series of posts at SFU Urban Studies written by . The two colour illustrations are courtesy of Merrick Architecture – Borowski Sakumoto Fligg Ltd.
Faregates by the numbers, a Translink infographic explaining where the region’s 1.2 million trips are occurring, via the Buzzer Blog.
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.
Ride of Dreams by Rhonda Lee Laurie, one of the Orcas in the City exhibited throughout Vancouver from 2003-04, now on permanent display at Commercial Drive SkyTrain Station.
SkyBridge, artist unknown; a rendering seen mounted on the wall at the SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre, Burnaby, during the SkyTrain 25th Anniversary celebration event. I can almost make out the name of the architectural illustrator, and I know for certain it is not Ron Love. The name almost resembles Lakonan or Illkonan?? The signature is hard to make out in the bottom right. Ron Love also drew the Skybridge here (in fact, Ron drew two versions of the bridge, the other drawing more accurately resembles the finished design).
In honour of I Love Transit week, this week’s posts will be transit related!
An alternate design for the TransLink Skybridge whose lines mirrors the Pattullo Bridge nearby; artist’s concept illustration by Ronald J Love. Ron was the Canadian architectural illustator who drew every SkyTrain station before they were built, as seen here previously.
Another early rendering of Vancouver’s Advanced Light Rapid Transit System (ALRT) now known as SkyTrain, prepared by Manfred Stein of Architektengruppe U-Bahn in 1982. This could be an early view of Patterson, or possibly Joyce Station (one of the Expo line station designs with tracks on the outside and the platform in the centre). The ALRT was a joint venture with Allen Parker & Associates of Vancouver.