Beautiful is certainly the most appropriate adjective here: a beautiful story, with beautiful characters – she is Eftin Ardar, he is Hakan Anil Akgun – and they have created a beautiful animated video with a Vespa as the co-star. Created and directed by Eftin (a graphic designer), with the lyrics, original score and voice of Hakan (music composer, songwriter, DJ, producer). Beautiful and … Bravissimo! Here is their creation:Love Stop Motion
ABOUT EFTIN. We want to tell our readers how we came to know about this fantastic couple and their video. Our editorial office received this email: “Hi, I'm Eftin Ardar and I'm writing to you to share an animated film that I have made about Vespa. I live in Turkey and I am studying graphic design at university. I have always been a fan of Italy and Vespas since I was young. I have always dreamed about doing a world tour on a Vespa. This spring I chose to make a stop-motion animation as my final academic project. I drew and animated myself and my boyfriend touring the world on the saddle of a red Vespa. The animation was then presented at my university, and received a positive reaction from the audience and teachers. Although it wasn't my goal, everybody thought that it was the launch of a new Vespa marketing video! And so I thought that the Piaggio Group, which manufactures Vespas, might also like to see this video.”
And we here at Wide Piaggio Magazine are very happy to publish it, because it deserves to be seen by the huge worldwide audience of our readers. Being curious, we also asked Eftin for a short interview to get to know her better.
Hi Eftin, can I ask how old you are?
Where do you live?
“I live in Izmir, which is on the west coast of Turkey.”
Do you or your boyfriend, or does anyone in your family, have a Vespa?
“Unfortunately not, but I've always wanted to own a Vespa”.
What is your favourite Vespa model?
“I like the vintage models in particular. Maybe the reason is that they remind me of my childhood, but I would certainly never say not to a new model!”
Your video represents the key values of the Vespa brand: freedom, friendship and fun living. Are these your own values as well?
“Yes, exactly the same. I like to live without limits, sometimes without making plans, with many people around me, and enjoying every moment. Everything which keeps me constantly motivated and positive about life.”
What are your goals for the future?
“I would like to be an artist who breaks the mould with her unusual works and leaves marks for future generations.”
And what is your dream?
“I would like to travel all over the world – hopefully on a Vespa – and produce my artworks while I am travelling. That way I would be able to show off the beauty of the real colours of the world, which are disappearing and in danger of extinction.”
LOVE – STOP MOTION
LOVE – STOP MOTION
LYRICS BY HAKAN ANIL AKGUN.
We're taking to the roads
And seeking for new hopes (instead of repair)
Sliding on the wheels
We can go to anywhere.
Just making some new friends
Together wanna dance (during the whole night)
People say we're crazy
Let them talk but we don't care
People say we're lazy
Let them talk but we don't care.
All parties still remain
But we wanna hit the road again (to discover more)
You can go back to your work
We hear you say "It's not fair".
Wherever we go on this sphere
Our dreams become more clear
World seems it has no end with a look from above
But it is not big enough to fill our love.
LOVE – STOP MOTION
DI HAKAN ANIL AKGUN.
Every Vespa scooter, whatever its age, whatever the model, is a cult object, a collector’s item to be treasured, cared for and kept for years after any other vehicle would have finished its working life. The new WIDE feature “My Vespa Movie” is dedicated to everyone who rides off to work on a brand new Vespa every morning, to everyone who fondly conserves a Vespa handed down in the family from generation to generation, to everyone who lovingly cherishes a vintage Vespa.