05/18/2014 11:36 am ET | Updated May 18, 2014

Sleek Cut Paper Illustrations Will Bring Out The Minimalist In You

Whether your artistic inclinations lead toward fine arts or arts and crafts, we expect you'll get quite a thrill from artist Eiko Ojala's cut paper illustrations.

The Estonian illustrator, graphic designer and art director has established a unique artistic method unlike any other, fusing digital illustration, paper texture, real and artificial shadows. Despite the lengthy description, his resulting artworks resonate with a striking simplicity, their colorful forms and sleek, playful shapes bringing a soothing sense of delight.

"Within my work process I like to study the forms of shapes," Ojala wrote in an email to The Huffington Post, "and to work closely with light and shadow. I like to keep my illustrations minimal and well-advised. I combine consummate craftsmanship with a healthy sprinkling of wit." Whether depicting a nude figure, a busy brain or a fortune cookie bathing in blue, Ojala's artworks ring with the kind of simple beauty we wish our everyday lives had.

Ojala's work has appeared in publications including Wired, the New York Times, the New Yorker. Check out Ojala's vision below and to see more of his work, head to his Behance page.


Paul Cadden
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