If you have the world’s steadiest hands and a butt load of patience you could be the proud owner of your own very crafted from a kit set of Vespa Primavera SMALL FRAMES. The kit is Japanese and so hard to find outside of Asia but it can be had on Amazon for just over $40:
Hurrah! Josh Agle (aka Shag) has made a new illustration with a scooter! It’s called “The Lost Book” and is a 16 color Serigraph. This is signed and numbered edition of 200. So hurry. The print measures 24 X 17.5″ or 61 X 44.5 cm. $225.
Fedrigoni is an Italian paper manufacturer with over a century of history. To celebrate an exhibition in their London showroom in 2010, graphic artist Laura Quatrill made several models of classic Italian design. These included the Sapper Alessi kettle, the Olivetti typewriter and of course the Piaggio Vespa. The models were made out of Fedrigoni papers and were mailed to customers flat and unconstructed to invite customers to the exhibit.
Thanks to Daniel S. for this find.
To read more about the models and their design click here .
Whoa . . . hold on there. Before you get too excited I must let you know that the instructions are in Japanese and I haven’t been able to find templates to print out that are bigger than postage stamps.
Now that I’ve got the bad news out of the way I can tell you that this is a model of the scooter Audrey Hepburn rode in “Roman Holiday.” And this is possibly the most detailed paper scooter model I’ve ever come across. The 150 cc engine is even represented – just lift up the right cowl!
In the meantime I’ll be keeping an eye out for higher res templates and instructions in English for you papier fiends.
We’ve featured a figurine of the character Dead Pool on ScooterSwag before. These however are custom made one-off figurines made by hobbists/artists. Does anyone know if the gas masked fellow is based on any comic book character?
To learn more about the artists and these works, click on the links below.
I’d be the first to admit I’ve made fun of the craft site Etsy and loved calling it “Regretsy.” But I gotta give them credit. There is a lot of great stuff on there and it keeps getting better. I’ve even ordered from them. So type in “scooter” or “Vespa” or “Lambretta” and see what comes up for you.