Avid cyclist and illustrator Thomas Yang combined his two passions to create these simple and sweet limited-edition prints. (Personally, I’m diggin’ Ride Your Love!) He says it’s a “collection of art prints that not only feature, but (are) also driven by, the passion for cycling. As with cycling, speed is of the essence, so each piece of work is limited to 100 copies only.”
“My objective for creating 100copies is very simple,” Yang tell us. “To drive the hot issue on global warming, to encourage cycling around the world. Cycling in Singapore is getting more and more popular although the weather is very humid (tropical). It would be like Copenhagen city if we had the four seasons. So, as a cyclist and creative person, I just wanted to combine both into posters.”
When asked what the story is behind each illustration, here is what Yang said:
Ride Your Love – “This is the very first design that I came up with. It’s a view from the top of my office building looking at those bikes parked below. The shape of the saddle actually looks like a heart.”
Recycle – “I ‘googled’ more cycling posters and I noticed lots of them talk about re-cycling. Without using words (that’s the rule in my poster design) I manage to connect all the bikes into a circle which is similar to the universal icon of recycle (3 arrows that goes around).”
Skyway – “I remember reading, from a bike magazine, them talking about burning the fats and not the oil. So this is a direct translation. The more we cycle, the nicer our environment becomes.”
As his full-time job, Yang is the Creative Director at DDB in SIngapore.
Each poster is $35 at the 100 Copies website.