These paper toy scooters are created by artist Dadik Triadi in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is an illustrator and also designs “papertoys” for comic books and other art projects. He calls these paper scooters “scoopers” and they are made out of a combination of recycled materials like cigarette packs, glue, paint, paper machÃ© and well, moxie! They measure approximately 10 cm (4″) tall and 16 cm (6.25″) long.
I contacted him and asked him if he would be willing to sell his scooters, and whether he would consider doing “custom” projects using scooter rally itineraries, northern soul night flyers, 45 record sleeves, love letters, photo printouts, vintage advertising, you name it. He said he would be thrilled and can make a custom scooter for you for $40 USD. That price also includes shipping to anywhere in the world. His Paypal account is at email@example.com and you can e-mail him at this address to place your order. His mailing address to send your materials you want used is:
Jalan Cibubur 1 RT 01/001 No : 91
Kelurahan Cibubur Kecamatan Ciracas
Jakarta Timur 13720
(Helpful hint: Try to keep the materials to things that aren’t too thin, thick or can get wet without ink running. Color photocopies would work well when you don’t want to destroy the original artifact.)
And yes Virginia, he will make a scooper Lambretta for you too.
Thanks to Julie G. for discovering Dadik!