Calendar 2017

A paper beach

“Paper is a white beach, a place that transforms with the changing of the seasons. The sand and the sea remain motionless and wear the colours that the passing of time paints on them. The cold and long winter shadows or the warm summer shades, day after day, tell stories each time new. And the beach, just like paper, becomes the keeper of such tale”.
(Ping Zhu)


Ping Zhu

Ping Zhu is an illustrator who lives and works in Brooklyn (New York). She collaborates regularly with the New York Times and the New Yorker. Among her clients there are Instagram, GAP, American Express, NYU, Ann Taylor, Stella Artois, and Warby Parker. She has received awards from American Illustration, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, Somerset House, and the Art Director's Club Young Guns 11. Her first illustrated book ‘Swan Lake’ was published by Nobrow Press. She created covers for Penguin, Helium, Pushkin Press, and Hardie Grant. In addition to working in her studio in Pencil Factory, she is also a teacher of illustration at the Pratt Institute in New York.