Art Sho Shibuya turns newspapers into works of art
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Sho Shibuya turns newspapers into works of art

Giulia Guido
Sho Shibuya

Last year, during the first lockdown, we talked about Sho Shibuya and his project “Sunrises from a small window” for which he started painting the front pages of The New York Times, transforming them into sunsets that for a long time we could only see from our home windows. 

Since then, the Japanese-born designer has continued to create, shifting his focus from the nuances of the sunset to current events. 

Again using the front pages of the famous American newspaper as his canvas, Sho Shibuya has created artwork with a strong visual impact that interprets the news of the day or an event of particular importance. 

Thus we see a cover painted entirely in black that supports the cause of Black Lives Matter, one torn by bullet holes denouncing the use of weapons in the United States, another with the American flag to celebrate the election of Biden. There are also works related to more pop events such as the one linked to the break-up of Daft Punk, or the one for the death of designer Enzo Mari. 

We have selected just a few, but to find out more and especially not to miss the next ones, follow Sho Shibuya on Instagram

Sho Shibuya
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Written by Giulia Guido
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