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© Jonathan Atkinson, 2013 gutenberg Copyright Hand Crafted in the U.S.A.
3rd of May

Illustrations by Yuko Shimizu


Yuko ShimizuI’ve noted Yuko’s work browsing through illustration books on various occasions. While searching the web tonight her illustrations caught my eye yet again. Based in New York Yuko Shimizu‘s work reminds one of Japanese Woodcuts. The combination of New York influences, the sexual connotations, the attention to detail and the strong Japanese heritage makes her illustrations unique and so fantastic.

For more info on this talented illustrator I advise you to read this interview.

Yuko Shimizu - Tsunami
Yuko Shimizu – Tsunami

PLAYBOY July 05 issue story about natural disasters destroying earth
(Society of Illustrators 48 Gold Medal)

Yuko Shimizu - Wild
Yuko Shimizu – Wild

Yuko Shimizu - x1
Yuko Shimizu

Originally created for alphabet book project later published as a large size poster insertfor Yen Magazine of Australia

Yuko Shimizu
Yuko Shimizu - The P Trees


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12th of April

Simple and effective


I found these while I was looking for car reference on the net for one of my illustration projects. Such simple lines and such expressive characters, very very cool.

car character 1 car character 2

car character 3 car character 4

car character 5 car character 6

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31st of March

My very first post


As much as I like to think I am free and not stuck in a box, we all are stuck in our very own way. All things that are new will always remain scary. This is my very first blog entry ever. Ahhhhhh scary! Scary scary… a little step out of my box and into the world of blogging. Hmmmm, lets see what this world will bring.

What better way to start my first blog than with the fun and beautiful thoughts and illustrations of Edward Monkton. Enjoy:

Edward Monkton Butterfly of Freedom

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