Yuko Shimizu, who you know we simply adore like crazy by now, has updated her Behance portfolio to include images she says have an ongoing theme of slight twisted children’s books. We could just stare at these all day.
New York-based illustrator and long time Lost At E Minor favourite, Yuko Shimizu’s limited edition T-shirt design is a collaboration with Slovakian clothing brand, GoodSon. Each shirt is printed in Slovakia, and there are four designs available in three different colors. And yes, we agree, Shimizu’s beautiful illustrations look awesome on these high-quality t-shirts.
I have always been fascinated with Yuko Shimizu concepts and styles, which fuses oriental art and modern design. Here on Lost At E Minor, her illustrations are a frequent limelight stealer. Shimizu is also a contributor, too. This time, our favourite bad-ass illustrator has done it again, samurai-style. Shimizu creates amazing drawings for the booklet and cover of […]
We’re huge fans of the work of New York-based Japanese artist, Yuko Shimizu, who has a new collection of her work out through Gestalten publishing. Shimizu’s work deftly melds traditional Japanese graphics with surrealism and comic culture. The New York-based artist and illustrator initiates each project with classic illustration methods.
I love the bold use of colour and playful sense of composition in the work of New York-based illustrator Yuko Shimizu. This one in particular is giving me a sudden urge for triple maple and walnut ice cream, with a generous splash of chocolate on top.
I love the bold use of color and dramatic thematic overtones that characterises the work of New York-based illustrator, and Lost At E Minor contributor, Yuko Shimizu. This award-winning piece was for Microsoft’s Ultimate PC project, in which artists were asked to create series of five personal works using their PC instead of their Mac […]
By Zolton in on Wednesday 28 January 2009
Yuko Shimizu is an illustrator, fine artist and educator at School of Visual Arts, New York. Drawing had been Shimizu’s hobby ever since she was a child. However, growing up in a traditional Japanese family, pursuing a path in art was just not an option. After receiving BA in advertising and marketing – the most […]
As part of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity organization whose mission it is to fight poverty in New York City, Lost At E Minor contributor and in-demand illustrator in her own right, Yuko Shimizu — in collaboration with designer Stefan Sagmeister — recently completed an eleven panel mural at PS96 in The Bronx.
My friend and artist Emily Gearhart just sent me this video. It’s probably the funniest video I have ever seen. Oh, what a great way to remind your friends to vote. You can customise it with your friend’s name and then send it out them. Fun, fun, fun.
I’ve worked with the brilliant New York-based illustrator — and Lost At E Minor contributor — Yuko Shimizu remotely for some years now. But despite the fact that we live in the same city, we’ve only met up once — at a group exhibition that she was a part of at a Chelsea gallery.
We checked in with one of our favourite illustrators, Yuko Shimizu, recently: How are you dealing with the mugginess of the New York summer? ‘I am originally from Tokyo, where humidity is a lot higher in general, and summer temperature can go a lot higher’.
We checked in recently with one of our favorite illustrators — and Lost At E Minor contributor — Yuko Shimizu: How has 2008 started for you? ‘I was just in the French Riviera with eighteen other illustrators and designers. It was our annual New Year’s retreat. People from all over Europe and North America meet up and spend a week together, exchange information, go see things together, or just have fun. It was fantastic, although we didn’t have the best weather’.
Says New York-based illustrator Yuko Shimizu on the work of artist Marilyn Minter: ‘I was extremely lucky to be able to study fine arts with Marilyn Minter as my professor before she became too busy and stopped teaching the course. She was brutally honest about students work, which sometimes made me cry but made me grow like nobody else did. I owe her a lot’.
New York-based Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu has been featured on Lost At E Minor several times over the past couple of years. I love the sense of drama her work conveys, the apparent colour clashes that somehow gel despite pre-existing rules about their compatibility. We checked in with her to see what she’s been up to of late: ‘I just came back from a week in Georgian Bay in Canada. No internet, no cell phone reception for a week. It was fantastic! Now I am getting ready for a group show at Visual Arts Gallery in New York that opens in September. I am creating two new 40” x 60” drawings. I’m also slowly refurbishing my website here and there’.
By her own admission, Yuko Shimizu – ‘illustrator, educator, and not so prolific at this moment fine artist – has been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon, but took a long time to actually become a professional artist’. She now works out of Shy Studio in midtown Manhattan, where she is ‘secretly dreaming […]