Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

cool NY guide: 60 creatives share our secret spots

known for their innovative and cutting edge design books, Hong Kong’s Viction:ary just came out with, this time, pocket city guides! And of course, they are not your ordinary guidebooks. For each city, 60 local creatives share their favorite spots.
In the New York version of this CITIx60 guide series, I shared my love for one-and-only Strand Book Store, what I believe to be the best bookstore of NY (if not of the world).

And to add to the fun, each cover opens up to mini map-poster of the city illustrated by local artist Mike Perry
CITIx60 is currently available on six cities: Barcelona, Berlin, London, NY, Tokyo and Paris.