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Sofie Björkgren-Näse

  • Fia Lotta Jansson Design
  • Calligrapher
  • Kronoby, Finland
  • Master Artisan
Sofie Björkgren-Näse Calligrapher
Contact
Finnish, English, Swedish
Hours:
By appointment only
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Artistic lettering

  • • Sofie creates letterforms by hand
  • • Her primary tools are pencils and paper
  • • She loves to turn common letters into unique art

Sofie Björkgren-Näse doesn’t need much to be happy. Give her a pencil and a sheet of paper and she will have all the mediums for self-expression. A former educator with a parallel career as a singer and songwriter, Sofie turned into a professional lettering artist in 2012, when she established her studio, Fia Lotta Jansson Design, and began drawing by hand unique and custom-made lettering products, from logotypes for companies to tattoo designs, wedding stationary, prints and more. Back then, there were not many full-time illustrators of this sort: other people were doing it more as a hobby than a proper job, and somebody warned her that lettering was only a passing trend. But Sofie has always believed the opposite. "It’s such an old thing," she says, "just think of the ancients, who used sticks to draw signs in the sand before they even had pencils!"

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Works

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Love & Hope Not Hate

A simple sentence full of love and hope, written with coloured ink on watercolour paper. The inspiration came from the outbreak of war in Ukraine at the end of February 2022. Sofie Bjorkgren-Nase was shocked by the Russian invasion and overwhelmed at the same time by how the world responded with help for the people of Ukraine.

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Plywood A

Letter "A" sawn out of plywood and painted with acrylic pens. The font is italic, the main colour is bright pink.

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Less Fear More Hope

Boldly shaped letterforms for a bold and important statement. Black letterforms are created with an acrylic marker and printed on 300 gram white paper.

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The Most Important Things In Life Are Not Things

A lettering piece, made of white words on black paper, created for an exhibition dedicated to the theme of transformation. Different fonts are used to create an interesting, playful variety of forms and sizes.

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Notebook encouragement

Notebook scribbles in Swedish, English and Finnish, made by hand with pencil on paper. Sofie combined different fonts, sizes and styles.

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