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Vaguely Sinister Children’s Story Illustrations

love these . . . a seamless harmony of classical & contemporary, ye olde schoole & punk, East and West.

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Yuko-Shimizu

Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City. Her work is some of the most intricate and beautiful illustrations I’ve seen in quite a while. Calling this series “Slightly Demented Children’s Stories” Shimizu explores that vein of children’s stories that take their cues from Roald Dahl and certainly Bruno Bettleheim. Oddly enough most of these were commissioned for business stories. Her work has been represented by clients such as TIME, NY Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Sagmeister Inc, Pentagram, Adobe, Sundance Film Festival, Todd Oldham, MTV, The Gap, Target, Pepsi, NIKE.

You may have also seen her work on The Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans,  VISA billboards, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers of Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics, and  in many other publications over last ten years.

Her first monograph which includes works from past ten years of her career…

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