Yuko Shimizu
May 2009
Don’t Call Me PART 2
Sorry for the  inconvinience for those who has started conversation on this. This post is temporary down. I will put it back up as soon as I can. But I have to sort some important stuff out before I do.

Mr.T Wishes You A Happy Mother’s Day
According to BLENDER Magazine, the first creator of hip-hop “mama” song was Mr.T. Treat Your Mother Right. This image was commissioned for May issue just in time for Mother’s Day.
It was my first collaboration with BLENDER. I have worked with CD: Dirk Barnett and his talented creative team in past (RIP Premier), and have always loved the smart editorial design they come up with, so I was psyched.  
Well, you know the rest of the story. It became my last job with BLENDER, and their final issue was April. Mr. T never ended up seeing  the light of the day. So, at least he gets to be posted here in Drawger.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone.
AD: Robert Vargas. Thank you for this gig. And, you guys paid me so quickly.

two quick sketches and a dummy layout. I love when ADs send me layouts. It is nice to see how your work get applied to the page.
BLENDER, you were a cool magazine. Rest in peace...
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