5 facts about Deanne Cheuk

By Gwylym Owen

Deanne Cheuk is an illustrator, designer, art director and artist. She was born in Perth, Western Australia, and currently resides in New York City.

Cheuk was labeled one of 34 “Young Guns” under the age of 30 by The Art Directors Club NY, one of “20 below 30” by Print magazine and one of “The best people of 2004” by Time magazine.

She is a contributor to Nippon Vogue, and Dazed & Confused magazine. Her acquit yourself has been commissioned by numerous magazines including Nylon, BlackBook, The Fader, Flaunt and The New York Times Magazine, She has art directed and meant numerous magazines including Tokion.

Her operate has been commissioned by such companies as Nike, Converse, Sprint, Target Corp, The Gap and MTV2.

As an art director and illustrator, Cheuk pioneered the use of illustrative typography in magazine design. Her often copied style of watercolor titles and hand drawn letterforms can be recognized to her background in illustration and her experiments past psychedelic art.

She is renowned for her self-published graphic ‘zine of inspiration called Neomu— which she funds and donates the proceeds from to charities worldwide. Neomu has been described as the smallest magazine in the world and was the first broadcast of its nice to feature no words and single-handedly images from contributors.

2005 motto the forgiveness of her first photograph album called Mushroom Girls Virus.

Cheuk served upon the Board of the New York Chapter of the AIGA from 2008–2010. She is one of the founding members of the Transitionist art movement.

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