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Illustration where traditional Japanese prints meet surreal comic art.
Yuko Shimizu’s work is a combination of traditional Japanese graphic prints mixed with surreal comic art. Her technique results in some beautifully executed and alluring scenes: where she draws her basic forms and figures with Japanese calligraphy brushes and later digitally supplements them with additional colors and backgrounds.
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This collection explores the relationship between East and West present in her work: American pop and Japanese comic culture are brought together to display science-fiction fantasies and personal creative visions, which are often erotically charged.
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Yuko Shimizu has won numerous international awards and has done commissioned work for the New Yorker, Rolling Stone,SPIN, Playboy, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Microsoft, Pepsi, VISA, MTV, and the New York Times.
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More information at Gestalten
By: Yuko Shimizu
Release Date: September 2011
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Features: 160 pages, full color, hardcover
Catalog Price: €19.90 / $30.00 / £17.50