Artist Thomas Yang combines two of his passions—cycling and art—to create original designs with a modern, minimalist, urban cool feel. The project is named 100copies, reflecting the limited production of each design to 100 prints. Yang used bike tire treads, visible in the above photos, to render landmarks in four cities around the world—New York, London, Paris, and Beijing. Each of these cities has its own historical relationship to bicycles and a now thriving cycling culture. While the individual prints have sold out, the Tyre Tracks Series set is available for $360.


Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. ~ John F. Kennedy, U.S. President

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades. ~ Eddy Merckx

As a celebration of the beauty and joy of cycling, 300 noteworthy quotes are assembled to create this artwork. Drawn from a wide variety of bike lovers – from presidents to pro racers, scientists to artists – this collection expresses what makes cycling more than a sport. Some quotes are slices of life, while some are deeper musings. But all of them will resonate with, and inspire, your cyclist’s soul.


Date of release: November 2014
Sheet size: A1 (840mm X 594mm) Approx 24 inch X 33 Inch
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 1 Pantone spot color. Printed on Recycled 220gsm Maple White paper. Suitable for archival use.

Photo credit: Angelo Calilap

100Copies Tour de World – Find your country

The latest from artist Thomas Yang in his unique 100 copies cycling-themed print series is this new Tour de World piece. Starting off with a World map, this 35th work in his limited edition series rearranges the map to give a sense of how people from all over the world can come together as cyclists. Yang see this as chance to show how together in solidarity, cyclists worldwide can have a positive impact on the flight to save our planet’s environment, with the reshuffle of the countries a metaphor for the potential for change and the power of the bicycle.

Shuffle past the break for some more images, price, and availability…

Sure the Equirectangular map projection results in a few wonky countries, and some scale irregularities, but Yang had to start somewhere. See if you can find your country and where it fits into the cyclist. Unfortunately it seems that a few continents didn’t really get broken up, but maybe we can put that aside to appreciate the work as a whole.

As always the prints are going fast,  with just half remaining this morning. There will still only be a total of 100 numbered prints, so act fast if you would like to hang one of these $90 signed and numbered silhouette lithograph prints on your wall.

By Cory Benson /  Bike Rumor


11 Cityscape

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What started out as a collaborative project with LifeCycle has ended up winning 4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Spikes Asia Creative Awards. 3 slices of Pencil in the recent D&AD (British Design & Art Direction)

In the spirit of promoting urban cycling around the world, 100copies has now made this series available as posters.

$55 USD


To view proud 100 owners, please CLICK HERE

Date of release: October 2012
Sheet size for 13: 840mm X 335m (33 inch X 13.25 Inch)
Print Quality: 4 colours Offset Lithographic Printing with matt varnish to achieve better black and white contrast for the output image. Printed on Exel Satin 252gsm paper. Suitable for archival use.

Originally made for LifeCycle retail bike shop
Designers: Thomas Yang & Chris Soh
Copywriter: Andrew Hook
Photographer: Allan Ng from The Republic Studio
Retoucher: Digitalis