If you’ve ever used public transit in Japan you’ve surely encountered Suica Penguin, the adorable mascot character that appears on the front of the smart card. Designed by illustrator Chiharu Sakazaki, Suica Penguin got it’s name from the onomatopoeic phrase sui-sui, meaning to glide smoothly (through the turnstile).
Now a new set of stickers are giving straphangers a way to personalize their commuter companion. Currently available in 3 categories – wear, music and art – ic Card Wear lets you dress up Suica Penguin. Available in 15 variations (735 yen each) there’s something for everybody including art enthusiasts, revolutionaries and skaters.
left: che guevara suica pengion | right: knight suica penguing
left: skater suica pengion | right: statue of liberty suica penguing