Eiko Ojala is a master at light and shade

E is for Eiko Ojala from Estonia (that’s him with the hand sticking out of this head). He’s an illustrator/designer with a ridiculously good eye for colours, light and shadow. His simple illustrations play with negative space and simple shapes that turn into intricate and interesting images. He keeps the images minimal. He’s a craftsmen, no doubt about that.


We collaborated with Three60 and Eiko to create a unique set of images. We were intrigued to see how he responded to the brief, bringing to life the sketches Three60 produced for him to work off. Needless to say and as naff as it sounds, our paper dreams were exceeded. You can see a couple of examples of our new dogs on the home page.

Eiko was nominated for the ‘Young IIlustrators Award 2013’ as well as the ‘YCN professional Award 2013’ and ‘ADC Young Gun 2013’. His work has appeared in Wired, New York Times, New Yorker, New York Observer, Sunday Times, Harvard Business Review, V&A Museum, Dwell magazine, Le Monde and Intel. Eiko has also been featured on multiple platforms and forums, including Trendland, It’s Nice That and Etapes. You can check out Eiko’s work on the Behance network or via his own website


Images we’ve used are mainly from the blog Design&Paper This David Bowie one above
is one of our favourites.