Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Her rich sensual work has been seen on Gap t-shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers for DC Comics, and on the pages of the New York Times, Time, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. Visually engaging, imaginative and provocative, Shimizu creates a unique and alluring universe through her illustration, which is inhabited by tangled limbs, tangled hair and stripy-socked girls. Living with: Yuko Shimizu is an affordable, interactive way of enjoying these imaginative works.This book, with a subtle perforation along the spine, presents 32 of her most stunning artworks, each one removable for framing or gifting.
Yuko Shimizu Biography YUKO SHIMIZU (清水裕子) 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（世界が尊敬する日本人100) in 2009. Her first self-titled monograph was released world-wide from German publisher Gestalten in 2011. The first children’s book Barbed Wire Baseball (written by Marissa Moss) came out from Abrams in April, 2013.
ROADS is a contemporary and highly creative lifestyle brand based in Dublin, Ireland. The Group consists of three companies: ROADS Fragrances, ROADS Publishing and ROADS Entertainment. Founded by businesswoman and entrepreneur Danielle Ryan, the brand is built around the cornerstones of present-day culture, freethinking, storytelling, original design and intelligence. ROADS acts as a curator, researching and filtering interesting contemporary subject matters or themes. These themes then create the platform for each of our projects, be it a book, film or fragrance. ROADS – as a name – is a metaphor for the many choices and decisions we are faced with each day. These decisions shape us and make the paths for how we live. Every choice we make – what we wear, what we read, where we travel, how we communicate – informs our character. Therefore ROADS celebrates the individual in every sense.