Vespa scooters have been known for their painted, pressed steel unibody

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Like a wasp

Manufactured by Piaggio The name means wasp Painted, pressed steel


Inspired by Tibor Kalman

Born in Hungary in 1949, Tibor Kalman moved to New York to escape the Soviet invasion. In 1971, Kalman worked at the fledgling Barnes & Noble where he became creative director of their in-house design department. In 1979, Kalman opened his own studio with the goal of challenging mundane design thinking and creating unpredictable work. Kalman became founding editor-in-chief of Colors magazine—sponsored by Benetton—in 1991 which he later worked on exclusively. His book—Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist—was published the year of his death in 1999.

“The perfect state of creative bliss is having power (you are 50) and knowing nothing (you are 9). This assures an interesting and successful outcome.”

—Tibor Kalman
Inspiration for my design
Inspiration for my design

About Tibor Kalman

Tibor Kalman was a Hungarian American graphic designer best-known for his work as editor-in-chief of Colors magazine.

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