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Eiko Ojala Illustration

About and Contact

About and Contact

Eiko Ojala is a renowned illustrator and graphic designer. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia. He works mostly digitally and draws everything by hand. Within his work process Eiko likes to study the forms of shapes and to work closely with light and shadow. He likes to keep his illustrations minimal and well-advised and combines consummate craftsmanship with a healthy sprinkling of wit.

Awards
New Zealand Best Design Awards bronze for
“Wellington Summer City” 2016 (NZ)
American Illustration 35 Winner “Gun Violence” 2016 (US)
Creative Pool Annual with “Gun Violence” 2016 (US)
ADC Estonia gold “Tallinn Bicycle Week” 2015 (EE)
Communication Arts “55th Annual\” 2014” (US)
Art Directors Club “Young Gun 2013” (US)
Illustrative “Young iIllustrators Award 2013” (DE)
“YCN professional Award” 2013 (UK)
ADC Estonia silver in illustration “Rotary Club” 2012 (EE)

Clients
Art Direcors Club (US)
Air France (FR)
Affina Hotel Mannhattan (US)
Die Zeit (DE)
Finnair (FI)
Guardian (UK)
Harvard Business Review (US)
HBO (US)
Herman&Miller (US)
Intel (US)
IBM (US)
Le Monde (FR)
L’Officiel Hommes (IT)
New York Times (US)
New York Times Magazine (US)
New Yorker (US)
National Geographic Traveler (US)
Taschen (US)
Transport of London (UK)
Scholastic (US)
Scientific American (US)
Sunday Times (UK)
V&A Museum (UK)
Washington Post (US)
Wired (UK)
Wellington City Council (NZ)

Exhibitions
“-ING Creative Festival Exhibition“ 2016 (Dubai)
“Stanley Kubrick Tribute” at Spoke Art 2014 (US)
“Everyday” solo exhibition at The UMAMI 2014 (EE)
“Group Show” at The Engine AD Agency 2014 (UK)
“Paper Cut” at The Proud Archivist Gallery 2014 (UK)
“Young Guns Exhibition” at Art Directors Club 2013 (US)
“Re Cover” La Suite 2013 (FR)
“Mur Murs” at Le Musée du Papier. 2013 (CH)
“Contemporary Estonian Poster” at the ЦДХ 2012 (RUS)
“Second Cut” solo exhibition at the Von Krahl 2012 (EE)

Featured Books

“Contemporary Art of Excellence Vol2.\” GAA 2016 (UK)
“Creative Pool Annual” 2016
“Illustration Now 5!” cover. Taschen. 2014 (US)
“Papercut Cut” Owen Gildersleeve. 2014 (UK)
“Golden Meaning” 2014 (UK)
“Paradise of Paper Art” Designerbooks. 2013 (CN)
“It’s Nice That Annual”. 2013 (UK)
“YCN Members”. 2013 (UK)
“Professional Award winners magazine”. 2013 (UK)
“Communication Arts Illustration Annual 55″ 2014 (US)
“Cercle”. 2013 (FR)

Featured websites
Adobe Inspire
Beautiful Decay
Behance
Digital Arts
Colossal
Computer Arts
Communication Arts
Dwell
Etapes
Fubiz
Huffington Post
It’s Nice That
iGnant
Marvelous
New York Times
Trendland
Treehugger
Yatzer
YCN

Talks
Tedx Tallinn “Self Education” 2014 (EE)
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Conference “HEAD, HEART, HAND” Minneapolis 2013 (US)

Eiko is represented by
La Suite in France

Art prints available for sale at Saatchi Art

eiko@ploom.tv

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Myths image
Tanz image
All Year Round image
Felix Riebl “Paper Doors” album artwork image
Gun Violence image
Summer City image
Dalai Lama image
Hither & Yon image
Everyday image
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B&W illustrations for The New York Times image
Travel Apps image
Tallinn Bicycle Week image
Christmas image
COP 21 image
New York image
Editorial image
Vertical Landscape image
Editorial image
Herman and Miller image
Seasons image
Ewert and The Two Dragons album cover image
FKA Twigs image
RMB image
Intel image
Characters for Talentum image
Maps image
Pink Lady image
Everest image
Wallpaper image
Jo Nesbø image
Various portraits image
Reachers image
David Bowie image
Rótary Club image
Le Monde image
Food image
Forest image
Wired image
Migration image
V&A image
Langenud Tähtede Hõõg image
Naked image
Eustace Tilley image
Professors image

Editorial illustrations

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Illustration Now! 5

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Cover illustration for “Illustration Now! 5” commissioned by TASCHEN Books.

Myths

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Tanz

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All Year Round

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Children’s book “All Year Round” with wonderful Susan B. Katz for Scholastic. It’s a fun book about the seasons and the shapes. You can buy it from here.

Felix Riebl “Paper Doors” album artwork

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Gun Violence

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Series of editorial illustrations for New York Times about gun violence. Topics of the stories – “How Politicians Refuse to Talk About Gun Violence”, “Is There a Link Between Mental Health and Gun Violence?”, “Flood of Guns in America”, “In Other Countries, You’re as Likely to be Killed by a Falling Object as by a Gun”.

Summer City

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Series of illustrations for Wellington City Council, New Zealand. Each illustration representing a different event run by Wellington City Council over the summer 2015/2016. Illustrations were used on posters, flyers, brochures and online.

Dalai Lama

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Illustration proposal for New York Times Magazine cover story “The Last Dalai Lama?”. This time they went for a photo option instead.  

Hither & Yon

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Hither & Yon is small boutique winery in South Australia. Each year they commission artists around the world to make new labels for their current year’s wines. The one by Eiko Ojala is Grenache Mataro 2015. Find out more at www.hitherandyon.com.au

Everyday

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“Everyday” is an ongoing series of work to study how little is needed to give simple objects new perspective and feeling. Sometimes a small change can give a whole new reality to things. Art prints available for sale at Saatchi Art

Everyday

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“Everyday” is an ongoing series of work to study how little is needed to give simple objects new perspective and feeling. Sometimes a small change can give a whole new reality to things. Art prints available for sale at Saatchi Art

B&W illustrations for The New York Times

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Quick editorial illustrations for The New York Times print and online newspaper.

Travel Apps

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Illustration about useful traveling apps for National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Tallinn Bicycle Week

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Illustration for Tallinn Bicycle Week 2015.

Christmas

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Christmas and New Year’s greeting card illustration for the President of Estonia.

COP 21

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“Paris de l’avenir” campaign illustration for Paris City Hall for the time of Paris UN Climate Change Conference 2015.

New York

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Illustration for Affina Hotel Manhattan lobby.

Editorial

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Editorial illustrations for The New York Times, Die Zeit, The Guardian and Crisis Response Magazine.

Vertical Landscape

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A personal illustration inspired by Japanese zen paintings where quite often there is a feeling of unfinishedness. It’s the idea where big part of the art is left for the viewer to finish with his or her imagination. Art prints available for sale at Saatchi Art

Editorial

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Editorial illustrations for The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American Mind, Ebony Magazine and The New Yorker.

Herman and Miller

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Series of illustrations for Herman and Miller catalogue of 2013.

Seasons

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Cover illustration for Russian magazine Seasons winter edition.

Ewert and The Two Dragons album cover

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Artwork for the Estonian indie band Ewert and The Two Dragons album “Circles” – vinyl and CD.

 

 

 

 

FKA Twigs

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Illustration of FKA Twigs for Belgian DM Magazine.

 

 

 

RMB

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Illustration for HSBC Bank about Chinese currency Renminbi.

Intel

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Intel “#lookinside” campaign illustrations for Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014.

Characters for Talentum

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Illustrations of characters for Finnish publishing company Talentum magazine.

Maps

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Maps of parks in Toronto, Canada for Live Green Toronto.

Pink Lady

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Illustrations for French apple brand Pink Lady.

Everest

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Illustration for the Art Directors Club campaign “Rare For a Reason”.

Wallpaper

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Remake of an 18th century wallpaper for Musée du Papier Peint.

Jo Nesbø

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Cover illustrations for Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø’s books translated to Estonian by Varrak publishing house.

Various portraits

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Reachers

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Series of personal illustrations.

David Bowie

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Illustration of David Bowie for illustration agency La Suite opening exhibition in Paris.

Rótary Club

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Illustrations made for music event Rótary Club. At Rótary Club parties the music always plays through a rotary mixer therefore a circle and a somewhat puzzled man are always present on the posters.

Le Monde

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Series of food illustrations for Le Monde “M-Styles”.

Food

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Editorial illustrations for Estonian weekly newspaper Eesti Ekspress about eating habits.

Forest

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Series of personal illustrations.

Wired

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Master logo for Wired Magazine.

Migration

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Full spread illustration for Fields Magazine about human migration around the world.

V&A

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Programme cover for Victora & Albert Museum for Friday Late event. Theme of the event – furniture. Illustrating how first furniture was “accidentally” invented.

Langenud Tähtede Hõõg

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Cover illustration for Estonian writer Mihke Vasar’s book “Langenud tähtede hõõg”.

Naked

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Series of personal illustrations.

Eustace Tilley

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Eustace Tilley character illustration for The New Yorker anniversary issue.

Professors

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Series of personal illustrations.