Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

January 13, 2006

A Matter Of Illustration
Happy (well, belated,) new year! After more than a month and half of laziness (OK, I was not lazy, I was just busy!), I finally updated my recent illustration page. If you have time, please take a look. Seven new illos are up, and also re-worked on awards section (because I got so excited for my gold medal, he he.)A new book “it’s A Matter Of Illustration” (published by Victionary) (left) is out now and I have six pages in there. Let me tell you that it is a stunning looking book, and I am not saying this because I am in. Beautifully and carefully designed, with that silver ink really adds to it. My mentor and MFA professor Mister Mirko Ilic and my high school buddy Tatsuro Kiuchi are also featured. I will post some images from the book some other time.

Drew a small portrait for Joshua Gorchov, a good friend, great illustrator (left). PASTE magazine needed his portrait for the contributors’ page and he wanted me to draw him instead of using photo. Is it in the recent issue?, I think..Spring semester has just started at SVA this week. I am teaching two classes this semester (second year illustration and forth year promotion and marketing). Thank you Carol Fabricatore and all her students of MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at SVA for inviting me as a guest lecturer today. I had FUN.Some new illustrations… SPIN (January), Premiere and Outside (both February)