Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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


I have been working a lot. I mean, I always work a lot, but this is like an exceptionally a lot of a lot. For example, I drew from 9AM to 1:30AM straight in one day last week, which is about 16.5 hours. I don’t even know how I did it. I was even sick, lost my voice a few times due to cold, and I am still working on curing my ulcer. Popping pills, spraying propolis. C’est la vie.So anyway, I had not had chance to update my site since I went to Venice, but I am posting some news before taking off to another business trip this week. In fact, there are a lot of exciting news!!

Stefan Sagmeister
Of course Stefan Sagmeisterhas been my hero like any designer’s dream. We have worked on a mural project together, which is still under construction in a public school in The Bronx here in New York.Stefan ‘s latest book Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far (cover on right) features his recent projects as mini-books in a book form. Our mural project Everybody Who Is Honest Is Interesting is featured as one of them.

I will post the actual illustrations on this site soon.