Japanese Influenced Erotica from Yuko Shimizu

Erotica // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.  Newsweek Japan has chosen Yuko as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects in 2009...

Yuko Shimizu's Asian Super-Girls

Illustration // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
According to New York artist Yuko Shimizu these works are "illustrations created over the years for various clients in theme of kick-ass Asian girl heroines." It seems that Yuko's version of a super hero is even cooler...  

Yuko Shimizu's "Winter Wonderland"

Illustration // Friday, February 21, 2014
Yuko Shimizu has compiled all of her snow themed works from over the years to remind us about the charm of winter. These illustrations tell a story. Yuko says "It's cold outside, but there is...

The Incomparable Yuko Shimizu

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
In the past few years NYC-based illustrator Yuko Shimizu's career has risen to the highest of heights in the illustration community, garnering limitless praise, attracting an impressive list of clients, and earning the sincerest admiration of fellow illustrators around the world. Her prolific output and visually sumptuous images never fail to stimulate the senses and elicit a sense of awe regarding her technical and compositional prowess. 

New Works by Yuko Shimizu

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 28, 2012
YUKO SHIMIZU (????) is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen Yuko as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects???????????100)” in 2009. Her first self-titled monograph was released world-wide from German publisher Gestalten in 2011. The first childrens book is scheduled to come out from Abrams in 2013.

Works by Yuko Shimizu

Illustration // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tangled limbs, doubles and dopplegangers abound in the remarkable work of Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu. You may have seen her work on Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans,  VISA billboards, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers of Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics, and on the pages of NY Times, Time, Rolling Stone, New Yorker and in many other publications over the past ten years.