For his first limited edition print of 2019, artist Thomas Yang of 100Copies broke out a number of different sized flat brushes to spin up a scene breaking away from the pack. Adapting traditional ink painting techniques, Breakaway evokes the motion and emotion of the sprint to the line in a print that would look great on any cyclists’ wall…
100Copies #43 – Breakaway
You can fall behind. Give in. Break.
Or you can step up. Give it your all. And breakaway.
Biding your time, till you know it’s your time.
To leave all the other riders, all the crowds and all the doubt behind.
To leave all you’ve got on the track, with nothing left to give.
To bring cold strategy and fiery boldness together in one pure moment.
Anyone can break. But not everyone can breakaway.
Yang created this design with flat brush spinning techniques, mimicking traditional Chinese ink painting methods.
Offset lithograph prints of Breakaway are limited to 100 pieces (with more than half already snapped up.) The archival quality prints are 84 x 52cm (~33 x 20.5″), hand stamped & numbered on recycled 220g Maple White paper, and sell for $90, plus shipping.