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I Love Transit 2013: Buzzer illustrator interview: Jane Koo

I Love Transit 2013: Buzzer illustrator interview: Jane Koo

I Love Transit 2013

The August Buzzer newsletter illustration and an illustration of the artist herself
The August Buzzer newsletter illustration and an illustration of the artist herself

The illustrator of the I Love Transit 2013 Buzzer newsletter is Jane Koo. Jane’s drawing of our multiple modes of transportation in Metro Vancouver is not only striking and beautiful, it’s four panels long and designed to be coloured!

Jane’s fantastic work, which you may remember from her previous Buzzer illustration, has also been adapted for our Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages for the entirety of the week. And if you’re one of the lucky people to get a ticket to I Love Transit Night, you might see Jane’s work on a few other items.

Jane was nice enough to answer a couple of my questions. Here’s a little more about the artist herself:

Who is Jane Koo?
I’m a graphic designer living in Vancouver. I like soft poached eggs and riding my bicycle.

How did you come up with your illustration?
I took a bit of inspiration from the motto of Vancouver‹By Sea (via Seabus), Land (via bus), and Air (via SkyTrain, sort of… Right?) We Prosper!

Have you ever made an illustration to be coloured before?
Not really. I really hope it’s colouring-friendly!

Why do you love transit?
It’s so quick to get to the airport from the city centre via Canada Line. I’m amazed every time.

What does the future hold for you?
(Hopefully) more drawings for TranSlink and but for now, squeezing as much ocean swimming as possible before the summer is gone!

Thanks for the great illustration Jane. We love it!