"Hanoi sOOperbikes!" is the name of a series of paintings Eisen draw dedicated to the street vendors in Hanoi. He also considers the series as a gift for himself since he has learned a very meaningful lesson just by watching those bikes running around the streets. For Eisen, the lesson is that “Everyone has the burden of life but they I should put it behind my back!”
Nobody knows since when the bikes carrying goods such as fruits, fish, birds, feathers, etc, have become a cultural beauty of Vietnam. In addition to their love for the cuisines and delicious food, they certainly will not forget the image of workers wearing a worn out coat, with sweat on their faces, "bear the whole world" behind their backs day by day.
Eisen Bernardo, a famous Filipino graphic designer - also an artist for children’s books, has a memorable trip to Hanoi, Vietnam. And of course, Eisen, the color lovers, was immediately attracted to street vendors.
"Hanoi sOOperbikes!" is the name of a series of paintings Eisen draw dedicated to the street vendors in Hanoi. Under the sketch of the artist, the daily life of workers in Hanoi is much more fun, more lively and inspiring.
"After being in the city for a while and observing the streets, I realized that motorbikes and bicycles are an integral part of Vietnamese life and the main means of transportation in the country as well. Everyday I see lots of cool stuffs delivered on these bikes. I wondered how they could manage to do that. Then I realized it was because Vietnamese people are so smart!"
"This album is the way I record the images that I love. It is a metaphor for me. It’s like a reminder to put my burden of life behind my back. And no matter how big a burden could be, it can not impede our vision. I will keep moving forward just like Vietnamese people!, "Eisen said.