Thursday, August 21, 2008

Italian design: the 1950's shape of the Vespa motor scooter

Originally uploaded by Nick_langor
How did we get to the graceful Vespa, whose name means "wasp?"

From Amerigo Vespucci, the explorer and cartographer (about 1500). Our continents are named for him.

How did we somehow integrate mention of Leonardo DiCaprio and the Isle of Capri (on the Italian, Mediterranean coast)? The island of goats?

Why, from the Tropic of Capricorn. Basic, my dear.

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