Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

new book from Penguin Classics UK (and more)

It feels like I had worked on a lot of book covers in last one year or so. What is cool is that packages with advance copies arrive in mail when I least expect them. Books are long term projects, usually takes up to around a year from when I make images till the books actually get published.
I got two nice surprises last week. One was  Shadow on the Mountain by Newbery Honor author Margi Preus (Abrams) and another was The Purple Cloud, a re-issue of 1901 sic-fi classic. This is the first time I have worked with acclaimed Penguin Classics series, and I am VERY excited.
There will still be a while till they both hit the bookstores, but at least I can share some photos here.