What started as a fun project of passing around a sketchbook among artists around the world in 2006, organized by Dice Tsutsumi and Gerald Guelais, turned out to be something a lot bigger scale by the time last page was filled in 2011, resulting in publishing of the book in multiple language editions and becoming a bestseller in France and Japan, traveling exhibitions, and most importantly, auctioning off the original book to fund Room To Read to build libraries in five countries so far.
Yuko Shimizu created this original print for “Dear Japan”, a one night charity show to benefit Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. The show is tomorrow night in SoHo. See how Shimizu created this print and find out more about the show here.
TOMORROW MORNING: Yuko Shimizu is in Detroit! College for Creative Studies student or alum? Yuko will be speaking 9/23/10 at 9:15AM, Wendell W. Anderson Auditorium, Ford Building, Ford Campus. See you there :-)