yukoart

Yuko Shimizu

Hi, I'm a NY based Japanese illustrator. No, I did NOT design Hello Kitty. (& sorry but no DM please. Thank you.)

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Happy Easter. No bunny was harmed. PART 2. #theunwritten
No bunny was harmed making this image. Happy Easter πŸ£πŸ‡πŸ°! Happy Passover! Or, just enjoy your weekend. #theunwritten
This original drawing for @gratefuldead 7” single collection is heading to a new home. Original drawing is always shipped with a print of the final color image. Have a nice trip down south, my friend!
This Oscar Wilde portrait for @beehivebooks is also in @american_illustration_winners AND, all my original drawings from the book, as well as those of @comicsdestroyer and @billsienkiewiczart are currently exhibited at @soi128 in NYC. Please check the show out! We are planning some event toward the closing schedule of late May. Stay tuned! PS: as you can see, this image went through so many coloring stages. At the end, stripped everything down and settled on simple monochromatic finish. #oscarwilde
Dusting Off the Male Gaze. This image, along with two other illustrations, were accepted into @american_illustration_winners annual 38! Thank you judges, and thank you @chronicleofhighered who commissioned this piece. πŸ™ and more power to fellow women! πŸ’ͺ🌺πŸ”₯
Belated happy Record Store Day! I meant to post this on Saturday, but I was a total zombie finishing up a book deadline. A fun comic panel style CD cover for a compilation for @warnermusic some years ago. The CD was given away free at participating record shop. The best part of this project was designing a perfect music nerd character, including all the props like @gradolabs headphones and @alainmikliparis glasses, art director Richard Jennings and I worked together on. That was FUN. #recordstoreday
No rest till the deadline! πŸ’€ Due on Monday! Drawing the final and 17th spread today. I can’t thank my assistant @tatianacordobaart enough. It would never get completed without her basically working two shift, her other job and mine. She can bring my files to about 70-75% coloring level, so I can spend more time focusing on drawing. Happy weekend to the rest of the world. But not for me. #catmanofaleppo
Spring! Time to start running again! (At least, me. Lazy in the cold weather...) Something I did a while back for Nike’s call center in Okinawa, Japan. Steve Prefontaine running under cherry blossoms with his coolest looking Nike. Client @jtwpartners calligraphy by @aitatebayashi #prefontaine #steveprefontaine #nike #nikeshoes @nike @nikerunning
#tbt female scientist found a way to photograph black hole ⭐️ let me share an oldie but a goodie of spacewalk I made sometime back for @npr calendar. As you know, I listen to @wnyc all day everyday as I work. (And a sustaining Producers Circle member, which means, ahem, I donate more than $1,200/yr. knowledge and good journalism is power πŸ”₯)
Why this is such a big deal for me: @mirkoiliccorp took us students to @_bradholland_ studio, circa 2002, back in @svamfaillustration days. He had an ADC cube as a door stopper. I was in awe: β€œthat’s how a master illustrator rolls!”. Between @beehivebooks @ouimaelle and myself Fairytales of Oscar Wilde Book is up for two awards. See you, some of you, at the event in May? #Repost @beehivebooks ・・・ Beyond thrilled to announce that THREE Beehive projects have been nominated for ADC Awards! THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE and the ILLUMINATED EDITIONS series are nominated for Cubes in the Publication Design category, and Yuko Shimizu's work in THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE is nominated in the Illustration category. Hearty congratulations to @headcasedesign , @yukoart and @ouimaelle for these well deserved nominations. The awards ceremony is on May 6th... we'll be there with bells on! #adc #adcawards #bookdesign #illustration #yukoshimizu #herbertcrowley #awards #artdirectorsclub #oscarwilde
Spring!!! 🌸 🌺 🌹 Well, at least, it is, outside. I’m a hermit at work right now, but at least I can open my windows and feel the spring air and sun. Originally created for Plansponsor Europe, AD: @sbuzelli
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