New York Times lockdown Sunrise Covers by Sho Shibuya
Sho Shibuya is graphic designer who currently lives and works in New York City. “Originally born and raised in Japan, I moved to New York in Fall, 2011 with just one small suitcase as a fresh start in absolute new world.” he explains. During the lockdown he could not do much apart form staying in his studio in Brooklyn.
As there where not many new york times headlines, Shibuya was just “ […] realized that from the small windows of my studio, I could not hear the sounds of honking cars or people shouting. I could hear the birds chirping energetically and sound of wind in the trees, and I looked up and saw the bright sky, beautiful as ever despite the changed world beneath it“.
New York Times Sunrises
Having these as a trigger, Shibuya photogpraphed several Sunrises of that period. He then skillfully recreated it in acrylic paint, on the cover of each day’s New York Times Cover. This work has references to Mary Ellen Bartley – Reading in Color.
“If one thing the news has made clear, we need generosity and peace for all people now more than ever” he shares with us. The result is impressive. Enjoy.