It looks like a wasp!

Vespa
Vespa
Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter. Manufactured by Piaggio. Piaggio engineers Renzo Spolti and Vittorio Casini. The name means wasp in Italian. Vespa scooters are known for their steel unibody. It includes a front fairing for wind protection. Bodywork fully encloses the drivetrain. A tall splash guard at the front. There have been 34 different versions of the Vespa. Today five series are in production.

Inspired by Bradbury Thompson

Alvin Lustig’s work as a book, graphic, and typeface designer has been influential long after his death in 1955. His book cover for New Directions Publishing over a ten-year relationship included designs for James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and several Tennessee Williams plays including ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.’ Having been diagnosed with diabetes in his teens, by 1954 he was virtually blind and died at the age of only 40. Lustig said:

I make solutions that nobody wants to problems that don’t exist.

—Alvin Lustig
Inspiration for my design
Inspiration for my design

About Bradbury Thompson

Bradbury Thompson was an American graphic designer and art director known for his work designing magazines. Originally from Kansas, Thompson moved to New York. Across his 60 year career he designed for 35 magazines. Thompson’s only book, his autobiography “The Art of Graphic Design,” was published in 1988 and if you’re lucky you can still find a copy on eBay.