Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

SKETCHTRAVEL’s final exhibition in Tokyo

SKETCHTRAVEL‘s final exhibit opened last week in Tokyo (渋谷ヒカリエ 8/CUBE). This two week exhibit is the final destination for the traveling exhibit which started in San Francisco and traveled through Kyoto. (I contributed to the Kyoto exhibit by providing the poster design.)

All the exhibiting works, framed direct reproduction from the pages of  SKETCHTRAVEL sketchbook, went for sale to fund a new library through Room To Read.  I was told that every piece got sold within the first week, and the new library in Africa is now becoming a reality.
The show is open till this Sunday, and admission is free. Sketchtravel reproduction book is published through Chronicles Books in the USA.

There is a beautifully documented interview to the organizer and originator Dice Tsutsumi by Shigesato Itoi. It makes you cry, worth reading. (Sorry, in Japanese only)

サンフランシスコから始まり京都を経て、最後のスケッチトラベル展がこの日曜まで渋谷ヒカリエ 8/CUBEで開催されています(入場無料)。スケッチブック自体に参加した以外に、京都展ではポスターの原画を描かせていただきました。
今回が最終の展示という事で、展示に使われた複製画は、チャリティーRoom To Readを通してアフリカに新たな図書館を寄付するために販売されました。開催6日で完売とのことです。ご購入くださった皆様に感謝致します。

ほぼ日刊イトイ新聞 に主催者堤大介さんと糸井重里さんの対談が掲載されています。涙でます。是非読んでください。