I was lucky enough to do an illustration for this month’s Buzzer, a monthly publication from Translink BC.
This month’s big event is “I Love Transit,” which, as explained to me, is a big fun party celebrating all that is awesome about transit.
At first I thought about having a bunch of transit vehicles do the conga line, and shaking their butts.
But later on I started thinking more about what public transit has done to bring various places and communities closer.
It sounds really cheesy, but I started comparing what it was like to travel from Vancouver to Richmond if we didn’t have the Canada Line. I remember having to take the bus from Richmond to Vancouver when I attended York House, and that was enough of an ordeal. I didn’t even want to think about taking another step back and imagining what it would be like without the bus system at all.
So came the idea of different cities and municipalities becoming one small neighbourhood or landscape, all connected by various forms of transit.
After a few iterations and revisions:
And extra revisions to make sure those kids with the fat crayons can colour it without hassle:
Featuring a few landmarks that represent different municipalities, like the airport in Richmond, Science World, the Lion’s Gate Bridge:
And the Totem Poles in Burnaby, and the Pattullo Bridge to Surrey:
I hope you guys make it to the I Love Transit party and submit your colouring!