Peter Liedberg - Illustrator in Tokyo

Peter Liedberg

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

Artist and graphic designer

I started being inspired by all the graphics that surrounded me in the skateboard culture during my childhood in Sweden. I started drawing and painting my own graphics, skateboards and developed my art from there.

My work consists of a lot of hand lettering and calligraphy. Working with many different tools over a wide array of mediums. Recently I have been working with global skateboard brands such as ”Polar Skate Co.”, ”Post Hats and Details” on their type designs.

My Creations

  1. This is a collection of short instagram clips of my calligraphy work so far in 2016.

    I normally play around with different tools pens/brushes until I get an idea and I then record the video. These are not jobs that Im working on but more playful short videos I can... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  2. A few script designs

    8 February 2017

    A small collection of a few scripts that I have drawn over the last 2-3 years.
    All hand drawn and then vectorised in Illustrator. You can see one of the scripts process right here: https://vimeo.com/109435846
    Thanks for having a look!

  3. I made this video to promote my calligraphy and hand lettering workshops on Facebook. It's shot with an Iphone 7 and edited in Adobe premier.
    for more info: letter-boy.com

  4. Mont Blanc windows

    17 November 2017
    Mont Blanc windows

    This was a project I did for Mont Blanc Japan. I drew up a design for them for their special limited edition "Antoine st de Exupery pen" and later reverse painted it o...

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  5. This graphic was drawn for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club "Carpe Diem" here in Tokyo.

  6. New studio

    10 April 2018

    Painted this for my IG and FB to let people know that I have moved to a new studio.

  7. This was drawn for a Japanese bicycle company that wanted a new look. It was important for it to work in smaller sizes and have good balance. The client specifically asked for a script style logo. To make sure it didn't look too "romantic" or classic I choose to go... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  8. Tokyo Letterheads 2019

    5 November 2018

    I painted this to be the official graphic for our upcoming Letterheads even in 2019.
    All hand painted with brush and acrylic paint. For more information on the event please visit www.tokyoletterheads.com

  9. Hand painted glass sign

    8 February 2019

    This was hand painted and gilded with 23 carat loose leaf gold on glass. Made as a gift to my friends bag company here in Tokyo.

  10. I made this as a gift for someone that was born in 1983. I drew the numbers and then used it as a guide under the glass when I applied the gold leaf and enamel paint. This type of gold leaf technique when there is a mat centre, is called... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  11. Painted this Classic Mini car for the Mini 60 year celebration. All enamel paint straight onto the body with brush.

  12. Round Cat word-mark

    14 August 2019
    Round Cat word-mark

    I designed this word-mark for California based company Round Cat who is specializing in importing Japanese Kei trucks and modifying them. The client wanted an original...

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  13. Kenji Nakayama Workshop

    16 November 2019

    I have invited sign painter Kenji Nakayama who lives and work in Boston, USA to do a one day workshop on block lettering. He will cover how to draw the letters and then paint them in the most efficient way. Its his first workshop in Japan he is the gold... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  14. GAP Shinjuku lettering

    In total 30+ lettering pieces/signs painted for the re-opening of the GAP store in Shinjuku. The client asked for a few different styles that I drew up and then painte...

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  15. Noren

    10 April
    Noren

    I got to design 9 Noren for the town of Kinosaki in Hyogo prefecture as a part of the MINI 60th anniversary. The client wanted western lettering with a Japanese touch....

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  16. Paper sign

    14 May
    Paper sign

    This was painted for my friends Pigalle in Sangenjaya in order to help them out in this difficult time. No computers harmed.

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  17. Converse Japan

    This was made for Converse Japan "White atelier" project. They supplied me with the copy and asked me to make something that people could wear to a casual wedding, be ...

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  18. "Lemonerd" word mark

    This was made for my friends who are starting a lemonade brand here in Tokyo. Hand drawn and then brought into the computer for the vector work. 

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  19. 23Fondation

    30 May
    23Fondation

    This was made for a new golf brand. They asked for a script that would look classic but with some modern feel to it amongst other things. We settled on this low contra...

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  20. Gap Shinjuku

    1 June
    Gap Shinjuku

    Before re-opening its Shinjuku store, GAP Japan asked me to paint all the signage in store as well as some graphics for fabrics etc. In the end I ended up painting 60+...

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  21. Logotypes

    5 June

    A collection of some of the logotypes / wordmarks that I have drawn in the last couple of years.

  22. Burger menu

    9 June

    Burger menu at the new Mikkeller bar in Kanda. First I planned the layout with a snap line and white Stabilo pencil, then painted the letters with poster paint and flat lettering brush.

  23. I painted this in order to bring attention to what is going on in Yemen. Please consider donating to https://monarelief.carrd.co or other organizations that are bringing food and medicine to the people of Yemen.

  24. I wrote this for a client with a broad pen a few days ago and then decided to paint it with a brush to see if I could keep the consistency, balance, etc.
    Acrylic paint on paper.

  25. Mikkeller Kanda

    14 July
    Mikkeller Kanda

    Signage for the new Mikkeller shop in Kanda, Tokyo. A mix of @keithashore graphics, tap list, menu board, and other small information in one stroke lettering. All phot...

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  26. Im hosting a 2 day sign painting workshop in my studio in Shibuya
    You will get an introduction to the basics of hand lettering, brush lettering and sign painting. You will learn how to draw letters and then how to paint those letters as well as some layout advice. We... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  27. I painted these letters to promote my workshop online. All with acrylics on paper.
    More info on the workshop here:
    www.letter-boy.com

  28. Farmhouse Ale

    20 August

    Just a quick sign for fun