About the Artwork

Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City who teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen her as one of “100 Japanese People the World Respects.” Her art has been seen on The Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, and on MTV; in advertisements for T-Mobile, Target, Apple, Microsoft, NIKE, Visa, and Target; and in publications by Penguin, Scholastic, and DC Comics. Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, GQ, Rolling Stone, and WIRED have frequently featured her work.

Shimizu works at her studio in midtown Manhattan and fulfills her passion for world travel by giving lectures and workshops throughout the nation and the world. Yuko Shimizu, her self-titled monograph, was released by Gestalten in 2011, and Living with Yuko Shimizu was published by ROADS in 2016. A Wild Swan, Barbed Wire Baseball, and Japanese Tales are among her illustrated books.

Unity Project illustrations by Yuko Shimizu and Rudy Gutierrez selected as an American Illustration 40 Winners
From over 7,000 entries from 1,342 artists, art directors, publishers, agencies and schools, the jury selected winning images to appear in the American Illustration 40 book and represent the best pictures from 2020. Three hundred of the industry’s best established, emerging, and student illustrators will be presented in print, online and, with a little luck, in person this November to celebrate this occasion.

Art that inspires us to VOTE

The Unity Project is an art and civics initiative of the Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary illustrators that is dedicated to an inclusive America in which all voices are heard. Inspired by the rich and continuing tradition of American illustration, this project inspires us to consider the integral role that published imagery plays in creating cultural narratives which connect us to our times.

see vote.nrm.org for more information about The Unity Project.

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About Our Products


Norman Rockwell Museum Custom Prints is your exclusive source for custom reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Norman Rockwell Museum. All items that are offered are produced using gallery-quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as modern technology will allow.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We offer all 321 of the iconic works Rockwell created as Saturday Evening Post covers, including many other classic illustrations from his archive.


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