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Friday, April 17, 2015

Astrid Lindgren print (förhandsbeställning)




Jag är överväldigad över den fina responsen och stora efterfrågan på denna bokstavsillustration med Astrid Lindgrens fantastiska ord! Nu trycker jag upp den igen! Vill du ha en print i A3-storlek maila mig på fialottajansson at gmail dot com och säg antal och adress. Den kostar 250 SEK (26€) inklusive porto inom Norden. Jag tar emot beställningar senast söndag 26 april!

Puss och kram och ha en skön helg!




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

paper, paper, paper


I love paper!













This is what I did with one of the loose book pages.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

glory - free downloadable print

I thought I'd treat you with a free download:






Click this link to download an A4 size file to print at home. The word Glory is written with a brush pen thus the beautiful brush stroke effect on the letters.

I hope you take the time to read this info on downloadable art:



All the best!




the start of my year 2015

Hi!

It has been a really long time! I have been concentrating on my freelance work, (lettering/bokstavsillustration), and my family for the past months. I am working on two big lettering projects and some custom orders and it takes up most of my day time plus most of my free time as well (except for the time I spend working in the shoe shop and with my family). I am not a very social person right now, but if you want to achieve goals and get better at your craft you need to invest time and hard work. I can see that I am getting better, and I really love doing what I am investing my time in.

I am bursting with joy and honour on the big projects I am working on, but they are still secret, so I cannot brag about my great collaborations. But it will be sweet when the collaborations are being reveiled later this year!

I am continuously a member of the Andetag team and blogging at Hufvudstadsbladet (a collaboration with the Finnish Lutheran Church) about everyday life, faith, joys and fears.

A really, really fun part of my freelance work is that I get to hold Lettering Workshops and meet other type enthusiasts. So far this year I've held an longer one week course at Novia for students and four short one day workshops, together with Nykarleby Arbis, Kronoby MI and Inpress and Personlig Almanacka in Uppsala. Someone i Uppsala had found my Instagram profile and wanted to arrange a workshops, so they gathered a bunch of friends from work and we had a great day of lettering! I love it when people arrange workshops at their work or with their friends! And I love being invited to hold Lettering Workshops, the courses are really inspiring for me as well, there is so much creativity in one person, and to meet groups of creative people is fantastic. I am always surprised at what people create during a workshop and at the same time I know that when a person is saying "I cannot draw or write well with a pencil" there will come great things out of that hand holding the pencil. That is the magic of these workshops, everybody will create new and good looking letterings, whether they have done it before or not. And everybody seems happy after a workshop, it is intense so you get tired but everybody has been giving me positive feedback. That they CAN draw, that they WERE ABLE to make lovely letterings, something they never thought they would make. Makes me very happy!

Below is the first part of my 2015 in pictures:


I dressed up in monochrome (just like most of my letterings :) for my Lettering Workshop.



Flying over the north of Ostrobothnia where I grew up.


 

(This black and white photo is by Johanna Högväg, she attended my Lettering Workshop in Kronoby.)



You can follow workshop participant's work on #letteringworkshopfljd (fljd as in Fia Lotta Jansson Design)!



A group of type enthusiasts in Uppsala.


I wish you all a great April!



Monday, March 16, 2015

the words of dear astrid



I have a huge weakness for Astrid Lindgren, and I am not the only one. In June I lettered a quote by the world famous author of children's books, as a gift for our wonderful kindergarten personnel. It says: "Show the children love, more love and even more love and common sense will come by itself". It was not meant as an advice, because these women and men know this by heart, but more as an encouragement to keep up their great work. I am very thankful for the personnel at our kindergarten!

I printed this one in a limited first edition, but many have asked for it, so I am thinking of printing round two. Stay tuned! (And if you are interested in a print don't hesitate to ask via fialottajansson[at]gmail[dot]com!)

I wish you all a great week!
S



Thursday, February 12, 2015

diy fake origami wall art


Hello!  I have been wanting to do this craft project for so long and finally I got around to.

It is simple and fun:

Materials I used:
- printer
- black cardstock
- metal ruler
- utility knife
- a mat to cut on
- tape
- double sided tape


1. Print your origami figure. I chose a font from DaFont called Origami Bats, it is free to download for personal use! I enlarged the font in Illustrator and separated the parts so I could fit the size I wanted on an A4 paper, since I can only print that size at home.




2. I started with the bear. I taped the templates to black cardstock and cut the pieces out with the help of a metal ruler.



3. As I cut the pieces of my origami bear I numbered them, both on the pieces and on a copy of the bear in smaller size. That way I did not lose any parts and I would know how to assemble them later on.



4. I made a cardstock stick to be able to measure the space between the pieces. You can use black cardstock, but I chose to make one in another colour. And then I just used double sided tape to fasten the paper pieces to the wall.




And finito!





Try it! Happy crafting!



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lettering Workshop i Jakobstad



Jag gillar verkligen att hålla Lettering Workshops! Senast fick jag jobba med studerande vid Yrkeshögskolan Novia i Jakobstad. Det var en valbar kurs och hela 34(!) studerande anmälde sig. Det var otroligt motiverade grafiker, formgivare, musiker och bildkonststuderande som gav mig förtroende att under nästan två veckor jobba med att rita bokstäver och ord.

För mig känns det stort att dra en Lettering Workshop. Jag får inspirera personer till att skapa och jag blir inspirerad av att se dem skapa. Nedanför finns ett litet urval av vad de skapat, monogram, citat-tavlor, foto+bokstavsillustration. Visst är de skickliga! Och ännu mera hann vi med i verkligheten!

Under våren kommer jag att hålla Lettering Workshops vid Nykarleby Arbis 21-22.3, (de två kurserna är redan fullbokade, men köa för reservplats, ifall det blir en plats ledig!), och vid Kronoby Medborgarinstitut den 20.3. I Kronoby finns ännu plats. Klicka på namnen för att komma till anmälningen!