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Yuko Shimizu Hardcover – October 3, 2011

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The exceptional illustrator Yuko Shimizu creates her work at the intersection of traditional Japanese graphic prints with surreal comic art
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Gestalten (October 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 389955387X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3899553871
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,600,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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 her 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 she has illustrated is scheduled to come out from Abrams in 2013.
She has created numerous book covers and interiors, including Moribito series by Nahoko Uehashi, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus and The Beautiful and Grotesque by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, among others. Her work can also be seen in such publications as NY Times, Time, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker.

This Yuko Shimizu is NOT the creator of Hello Kitty.

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This book contains most of Yuko Shimizu's most popular works, the colors are very properly printed. Being a fan of Shimizu, it's really a worthwhile buy. The only small problem about it is the papery texture of the book (i.e. not the glossy type), which is easily stained from liquid +++. Be sure to keep all writing/art materials & dirty fingers away from the book.
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This is a very well thought out and designed book. The print quality is excellent, colours vibrant as intended. Yuko's work is quite original with just the right amount of work put into pieces, no over thinking a subject.

Not sure about the other two reviews that had problems. One was the construction of the book, indeed quality control. My copy was a used one, in perfect condition. As to the paper.... not really sure what that is about. The paper in my copy is standard paper, not glossy, but not newsprint horrible either, more satin. The paper stock is quite thick, as any good monograph should be.

The only quibble would be actual size, 9 3/4" x 7" would have preferred 11 x 14 at the most, maybe 9 x 12 in the least, though that does not warrant not picking this up if you like her work.
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As a fan of works of Yuko Shimizu I bought this book. The quality of the book is very good. Very easy to bring with due to a perfect size. The book itself contains lots of great illustrations of Yuko's work. A great reference book. I am very happy with it!
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