If the eyes are the window to the soul, Latvian illustrator Roberts Rūrāns is keeping them shut. His peeper-less people, constructed from the most basic of lines and shapes, instead must rely on their mouths and body language to convey feeling—and the result is surprisingly effective. We were totally smitten with Roberts’ simplistic drawing style, as well as his colors—a playful mix of primaries and pastels. He’s created work for the New York Times, Hermès, Le Monde, Coca-Cola, Vogue, NATO, and Médecins Sans Frontières.
“Good humor is a cousin of wit, which I think is an essential part of a good illustration. ”