Illustrator/Designer Week 2 – Riikka Laakso

Week 2! I actually ran out of time and subsequently forgot to upload this one last week, so i’ll be doing two this week now.

Riika Laakso is another practitioner I came across on It’s Nice That(they’re not all gonna be I promise). She was born in Finland, but now works in Berlin, Germany. She is also a member of the German illustration collective Parallel Universe.

She uses strong contrast and simple shapes, with held back detail. Skewed perspectives mixed with diagonal patterns. And the people almost resemble a kind of “primitivism”.

These are some of her highlights for me:

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  • Huhe Luft Magazine illustration, which is almost Lichtenstein-esq in its colour and pattern.

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Here is the original It’s Nice That article: http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/riikka-laakso-von-der-sieben-180116

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