Sho Shibuya’s Window to the World
Designer Sho Shibuya is known for his artistic takes on the world via the front page of The New York Times—and, well, his latest piece is indeed all the news that’s fit to print. It stopped us in our tracks:
Throughout the pandemic, Shibuya, founder of the Brooklyn brand studio Placeholder, has been captivating his Instagram following by capturing sunrises from a small window in his studio apartment.
He began documenting them in small panels on covers of The New York Times in April, before his full-page takeovers began in late May.
Occasionally, the piece of the day interacts with a headline—as in the nomination of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s VP—or a news item, such as Shibuya’s “Black Rain,” which reacts to the anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima.
Other times, it’s just the sunrise—and for many viewers inspired by his work, that’s enough of a reason to get up.
Here are some more highlights. For much more, follow him on Instagram.