April 5, 2014

JooHee Yoon in Italy


By Fred Lynch

Allow me to share with you the terrific urban sketches from a pretty amazing ex-student of mine, from Rhode Island School of Design - JooHee Yoon.
She's one of the most innovative students that I've worked with, and has gone on to an award winning career as an illustrator for The New York Times, LeMonde, The New Yorker Magazine and more. In her usual work, she dreams up and designs fascinating images for communication assignments, but on recent trip to a small town in the Marche region of Italy, thanks to a grant from the Bologna Book Fair, she hit the streets with her sketchbook to draw from life. She stood for an hour and a half at each location. The results are eye opening. JooHee has a way of both capturing the truth of a scene and translating into a language of her own: a wonderful blend of style and substance which helps us to see the familiar in an unfamiliar way.


3 comments :

Kerry Niemann said...

Very creative and playful drawings! I love the patterning/collage effect in the buildings.

bh yoo said...

Amazing results in such a short time each! Thank you for sharing such nice works of JooHee Yoon.

Cathy Gatland said...

Wonderful drawings!