Kinda last minute, but Mike Z(tm) points out there’s a Rally in San Francisco January 4-5-6.
Another screensaver, plus backgrounds, postcards and more from scooterpoint.ch (In German, but you can figure it out. Except for “Mein Hasi,” what the heck does that mean?).
This is a good story about how Piaggio (Vespa) and other companies are using more and more subtle ways of advertising. There’s nothing wrong with it, and sometimes it’s creative and entertaining, but a good consumer should always be able to tell the difference between hype, advertising, and truth.
Britton Walters illustrated most of the Slaughterhouse patches, some JumpUp! albums, and some great typefaces. View his design, illustration, and type at nerfect.com and be sure to download his scooter icons!
I won a Simpsons DVD in a trivia contest last night at our company party. Now’s your chance to win a 2sb t-shirt and other mediocre prizes. The funny part is that I was allowed to make up my own category, and I didn’t do “Scooters” because I didn’t want Robin to do “Child Care.”
Christopher Markley found a great site, Flanders’ cable parts. Mmm, stainless steel, nylon-lined, homemade cables.
From Ananova (via Akyana), an Italian couple are scootering around the globe
to meet people and learn about other cultures. I’d join them, but my woodruff key would shear a mile and a half from home.
Or maybe two seasons early? I finally got around to posting Matt Howie’s Summer Fashion Forecast. You’re on your own with the Deutschsprecken.
I’ve been looking for an army surplus parka that would fit my fat ass for ages, and last night I found one. Christ, what have I done?
Otmar Hoefer, Typography nerd, Vespa racer, Seagull enthusiast. One of us.
Scooters Come Zipping Out of the Past from BusinessWeek. A ho-hum story, but at least they got some quotes from scooterists.