The Tallin, Estonia based artist, graphic designer and art director Eiko Ojala presents us with a series of beautifully cut and colored paper collages. The clever use of paper and its natural tendency to bend and bulge makes these works exceptional and surprisingly three-dimensional. In this papercut illustration series, Eiko Ojala uses a mix of techniques to depict objects receding in the distance and to give spatial quality to his illustrations. The paper folds throw darker shadows to form the larger object in the scene, whereas the trees and animals recede in the distance to give a sense of depth.
Make sure to check out Eiko Ojala’s website for a large collection of papercut illustrations which have, among others, been featured in the New York Times, the Sunday Times Travel Magazine and the Harvard Business Review.