All My Bikes: 3, DB Viper

Diamondback Viper Bicycle drawing BMX

Shortly after I got the General Hustler I discovered BMX racing. Even though I had never raced before I convinced myself I was going to need a lighter bike to be competitive—mind you I was about 10 years old at this point. I somehow managed to convince my mom to buy me a bike suitable for racing. We went to the bike shop and I immediately fell in love with the Diamondback Viper, it was chrome with purple and green decals. The catch was that I couldn’t have it until Christmas. On Christmas Eve I spotted my mom bringing the bike inside—it was too dark for me to be sure she got the right one. In an act of desperation I woke up my younger sister and made her go look. “Yup, it’s there” she reported. “Well, what color is it!?” I asked. When she responded with “silver” I yelled “NO! It’s chrome!”

Previously:
All My Bikes 2: General Hustler
All My Bikes 1: Huffy

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After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in New England, Chris accidentally became an illustrator. He’s pretty happy about that. This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing project that he started in late 2007, in fact he’s still posting a new drawing every day.  Chris holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Illustration. He has been the recipient of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judge’s Awards and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as BoNE awards from the AIGA and a Silver Award from Gaphis. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print Magazine and Communication Arts. His client list includes; Converse, Nike, Chronicle Publishing, Boston Magazine, McDonalds, Scholastic, Harvard Business School Publishing, Warner Music Group, Republic Records.

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