Living with Yuko

Living with Yuko

Cycles of Life

A spirit of rebirth blossoms in our Living with Yuko series. Featuring a lively contemporary work by Japanese American artist Yuko Shimizu, this design brings a touch of whimsy to the Paperblanks collection.

Shimizu first studied advertising and marketing before devoting herself to her dual passions of art and travel. Today, she works full-time as an artist, both out of her studio in Manhattan and around the world giving lectures and running workshops. Shimizu’s work combines her Japanese heritage with current cultural references, particularly comic books and graphic design. To create a piece like the one reproduced here, Shimizu begins with a sketch which is then loosely transferred to watercolour paper. After inking the drawing, she scans it to her computer and digitally adds in colour. The illustration on our cover was handpicked by Ms. Shimizu herself to appear in her 2016 book of removable art prints called Living With: Yuko Shimizu.

For fans of: Yuko Shimizu, graphic design, contemporary illustrations, Esprit de Lacombe, Free Your Mind