I love simple illustrations that play with negative space and simple shapes to create more intricate effects. Eiko Ojala goes way beyond using paper-cut style to create incredible artwork that plays with shadows adding depth and style to his work. The level of detail and the simplicity is beyond impressive.

Eiko Ojala is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director living in Tallinn, Estonia. His graphic design illustrations are particularly aimed towards books and magazines. Eiko has been nominated to “Young Illustrators Award” at www.illustrative.de and has been featured on It’s Nice That, iGnant, Trendland, Fubiz and Etapes.

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Candyman

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Vertical landscape

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Hunger for love

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

New York Times "The Winter of the Monarch"

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Naked

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Forest

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

New York Times "The Health Law and Its Incentives"

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Jo Nesbø

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

Editorial illustration for Sunday Times Travel.

Paper Cut Mastery by Eiko Ojala

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