Author: Ping Zhu – www.pingzoo.com
Pages: 24 - Offset printing + silk-screen printing
Size: 170 x 240 mm
Night wanders, bats and rats; night creatures that lay awake and populate nocturnal landscapes of cities and wilderness. Cowgirls & femmes fatales; stressed out mothers and creepy crawlers. The theme was chosen for its implied playfulmess, offering each artist complete freedom of interpretation and encouraging them to express their dark sides, dirty dreams and odd quirks.
Blackout consists of a juxtaposition of intimacy and loneliness in the city at night.
Ping Zhu is an illustrator in Brooklyn. Her work is frequently seen in the pages of the New York Times and the New Yorker. Along with editorial clients, she’s also worked with Instagram, GAP, American Express, NYU, Ann Taylor, Stella Artois and Warby Parker. Her work has been recognized and exhibited by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, Somerset House and the Art Director’s Club Young Guns 11. Her first book Swan Lake was published by Nobrow Press, and she’s since illustrated both covers and interiors for Penguin, Helium, Pushkin Press and Hardie Grant. Aside from working at her studio in the Pencil Factory, she also teaches illustration at Pratt Institute.