Süddeutsche Zeitung: "Farewell to Childhood"

These charming illustrations by Riga-based illustrator, Roberts Rurans are bold and colourful with simple shapes, painted mostly by hand using acrylic on paper and then edited and refined digitally. There’s a dash of humour with his witty compositions and we love how the choice of paint gives an appealing texture to his work.

Roberts studied Printmaking at the Art Academy of Latvia and worked part-time as a graphic designer before graduating in 2015. (He also had a brief stint in the UK, studying Illustration.) He then co-founded Overpriced, a design studio based in Riga, until he went freelance to concentrate on illustration full-time.

Today, he works for clients such as Vogue (he recently collaborated with animator Eduards Balodis to create a delightful animation about American royalists) and Madara Cosmetics (we especially love his Christmas themed illustrations to go on the brand’s festive edition packaging).

Madara Cosmetics festive campaign

Madara Cosmetics festive campaign

Madara Cosmetics festive campaign

Madara Cosmetics festive campaign

Süddeutsche Zeitung: "Farewell to Childhood"

Süddeutsche Zeitung: “Farewell to Childhood”

Fon Stricka Villa

Fon Stricka Villa

Fon Stricka Villa

Fon Stricka Villa

Piens Cafe

Piens Cafe

Competition Council

Competition Council

Fon Stricka Villa

Fon Stricka Villa

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Katy Cowan

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