Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

Thank you for the medal nomination: Spectrum Fantastic Art Award

Thank you so much! The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (by Haruki Murakami) book jacket illustration for Vintage (UK)’s Japanese Classics series is a medal contender for this year’s Spectrum Fantastic Art Award.
This is one of my favorite books of all time, and it was a huge honor just to be able to illustrate it. It is an icing on the cake.
Congratulations to all the nominees and those who’s works got accepted into this year’s annual.
The winners will be announced at the gala, which will be held on March 20. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend. But hope everyone will have a fun and exciting evening.