Rome About.

This series of 8 X 10″ prints Created by Jeremy Slagle of Quant Co., this scooter-inspired collection of 8×10 illustrations will arrive on a single sheet of high quality, acid-free paper, which can then be carved with precision like the twisting streets of Trastavere. Printed in pale pesto green and bold burnt orange, thi

8 X 10″

Measures approximately 18 inches in length, 24 inches in width.
Made in the United States


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Father Christmas and his Shiny Ride

Why “Father Christmas” and not “Santa Claus”? Because this glass ornament is only available in the UK. Made by Gisela Graham, it measures approximately 11cm and is £13.50.
(These can occasionally be found on eBay but beware of knock-offs that aren’t as nice.)

Deadenders Book

One of ScooterSwag’s very first posts was about this comicbook series. And just this year they released to entire collection in a book form.

From Amazon:

“In this stylized book of mystery and science fiction, a drug-dealing car thief must discover the secret behind his visions in order to save the world. Twenty years after the devastating Cataclysm, society has been separated into sectors in which the rich are able to enjoy machine-generated weather and sunlight while the poor are forced to live an eternally dank and dark existence. Banished to the dismal Sector 5, the angst-ridden Beezer discovers that the corrupt city police are hunting him because of his experiential visions of a pre-apocalyptic world. Now Earth’s reluctant savior must learn his true origin and the meaning of his visions before he is captured and killed.
This trade reprints critically acclaimed writer Ed Brubaker’s DEADENDERS issues 1-16 as well as Vertigo Winter’s Edge #3!

Thanks to Paul from Sportique Scooters in Colorado for reminding me of this great series!

Deadenders Book

The Appian Way.

From Amazon:
The Roman poet Statius called the via Appia “the Queen of Roads,” and for nearly a thousand years that description held true, as countless travelers trod its path from the center of Rome to the heel of Italy. Today, the road is all but gone, destroyed by time, neglect, and the incursions of modernity; to travel the Appian Way today is to be a seeker, and to walk in the footsteps of ghosts.

Our guide to those ghosts — and the layers of history they represent — is Robert A. Kaster. In The Appian Way, he brings a lifetime of studying Roman literature and history to his adventures along the ancient highway. A footsore Roman soldier pushing the imperial power south; craftsmen and farmers bringing their goods to the towns that lined the road; pious pilgrims headed to Jerusalem, using stage-by-stage directions we can still follow—all come to life once more as Kaster walks (and drives—and suffers car trouble) on what’s left of the Appian Way. Other voices help him tell the story: Cicero, Goethe, Hawthorne, Dickens, James, and even Monty Python offer commentary, insight, and curmudgeonly grumbles, their voices blending like the ages of the road to create a telescopic, perhaps kaleidoscopic, view of present and past.”

$17 at Amazon. And it’s also available on Kindle.

The Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads