Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Here's a vintage poster we picked up on eBay for that obvious reason, but for some other reasons too. One thing that B always asks when I look at potentially obtaining art is, "where will you put it?" Well, with this one and Babar-like elephant, that's also obvious, not that we're planning ahead or anything. It's got great color and it pops. Plus, I like Vespas. I don't own one, but maybe one day I'll be that oddball teacher that shows up to work on an old Vespa and my sports coat with the elbow patches.
The poster was produced by the Piaggio & C scooter company in 1959 and designed by Ditta Giuseppe Lang, S.P.A, which is a graphic arts studio in Genova, Italy. I wish I could tell you more about it, but I can't read any of the Italian on any of the sites I googled. If you can help, let me know!