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Born in a small city in Finland, Riikka now lives and works as an illustrator in Berlin, Germany, where she also earned her Masters in Illustration at the Berlin University of Arts. She is a member of the German illustration collective »Parallel Universe« and publishes her own zines and books in small editions.

Feel free to contact her for commissions or collaborations or just to say hello!


»Laakso’s work is both minimal and complex. Her modular grids and diagonal lines, which first appear flat and two-dimensional, take on a depth, even in mostly muted palettes. Her map-like compositions paired with textured patterns produce a collage effect. Skewed perspectives turn traditional rules of proportion upside down with echoes of folk art, creating a refreshingly analog feel in a digital world.«

AIGA Eye on Design







Press

IT‘S NICE THAT (1)
IT‘S NICE THAT (2)
IT‘S NICE THAT (3)
AIGA Eye on Design
SENSE OF CREATIVITY
Page Magazine
3x3 Magazine
Design made in Germany
Freistil



Selected Clients

Zeit Campus
Hohe Luft
Psychologie Heute
Spiegel Wissen
FAZ Institut
Missy Magazine
Nido
Deutsches Museum
Froh! Magazine
Literaturfestival Berlin
NOVEAUX MAGAZINE
Re:Surgo
Theater Marburg
Musik Bewegt


Awards

Hans-Meid-Stiftung
Förderpreis 2015

Förderpreis für
junge Buchgestaltung 2016
shortlist


3x3 Annual No.11
distinguished merit:
student show
3x3 Magazine 2015


Exhibitions

4/2016
Tolle Hefte Exhibition
Bologna 

2/2016
Ministerium für Illustration
Berlin

11/2015
Hans-Meid-Preis Exhibition
Hamburg

10/2014
Winkeldruckerey, Speyer


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