Who is Yayo?

9/08/2013 Unknown 0 Comments


There's a reason why BIC chose Yayo to design its very first poster to launch and commemorate our first year, first class, first leap into the academic fray. He's conceptual -- a deep thinker who tickles our funny bone. He's a pure talent. A keen observer of the world. A problem solver. Famous (in a funky obscure kinda way). Generous. An absolute delight. As we begin to think of WHO should design next year's poster (perhaps one of our newest BIC students?), let's pause to celebrate the artist who brought our "Enter curious.  Leave curious (but with credentials)" slogan to life with his whimsical caterpillar and butterfly illustration. 

Here's Yayo's bio. For a real treat, send me an email to request a PDF of a lovely compilation of this clever artist's take on the world (ntag@ccny.cuny.edu).

Yayo is an illustrator with a passion for ideas. He always has something to say, through his unique poetic and humoristic approach. He’s also an award-winning cartoonist. When it comes to children’s books, he lots of experience illustrating for other authors, and is now trying to focus on writing and illustrating his own books.

His book “Chasseur d’arc en ciel”, (“Rainbow Hunter”), which he wrote and illustrated ,was nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the most prestigious literary award in Canada.  He was born in Mesitas del Colegio, Colombia, and has lived in MontrĂ©al for over 20 years.