What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Light and Shadow:



Eiko Ojala

Eiko Ojala is a renowned artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who splits his time between Estonia and New Zealand.

“In the word full of information and noise, Eiko’s creative process is reducing rather than adding things. This leads to sharp and clear ideas where main focus is in everyday things and situations while looking for universal beauty.” -Saatchi Art

Ojala creates his pieces using a combination of paper cutting, digital illustration, and a mix of both real and artificial shadows. The results, while typically reproduced as a flat image, have a surprising sense of depth.

You can check out all of Ojala’s work on his website and on Behance.

All images property of Eiko Ojala.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Light and Shadow:

  1. My gosh – gorgeous! I’m sharing this with a graphic designer I know; he’ll truly appreciate it!

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  2. I think these are awesome. Despite being flat, they look so two dimensional. I guess that is how they were made. Are they for sale? Could I get a copy of the one from the Talin bicycle show? Maybe someone who saw this would like to trade me something for one?
    Thanks again Donna. You’ve got a great eye.

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  3. I have seen a few of these before. I mentioned to an art friend that I was tempted to give paper cutting a go and she shared a few of these images with me, among others. Instant intimidation. I still have not attempted paper cutting. They are really superb. It is not just the precision of the cutting and layering but also the use of juxtaposed colour and strong compositions.

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  4. Love these – especially the penguin one!

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