International Man Of Letters, Peter Liedberg

1.  What’s your name and title/business name?  Where are you located, city,  state, country location?

My name is Peter Liedberg and run a business called Letterboy from my studio in Tokyo, Japan. I have been living here for 3 years but I am originally from Malmö, Sweden.

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2. What’s your educational and professional background, i.e., college, professional school, high school, apprenticeship, etc.?

I have a BA in graphic design from a university in Perth, Australia where I lived for 4 years. But, I have learned most things through my own practice, looking up professionals and hassling them for advice and also attending workshops and meeting other people who are into the same things.

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3. Preferred tool(s) and medium?

I love drawing with a regular pencil and painting with a brush. It takes along time to get the feeling for the long haired brushes used in sign painting but when you start feeling comfortable with it, there is nothing like it. I am also almost always looking into some “new” technique or tool, lately it has been everything from heat pens to chain stitching.

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4. Where or how do you “recharge your creative battery,” i.e., books, blogs, music, art, exercise, meditation, prayer, hobbies, interests, etc.?

I have a lot of other interests and things I like to do so that helps me recharge the battery. For me, physical exercise is very important. It feels like it makes my mind sharper and I take better decisions. I also love watching documentaries and playing the guitar.

5. Tell us something about you that might surprise or delight us.

wow that is very difficult…

Maybe that I like basketball, especially NBA. When I get to my studio in the mornings I normally put on live NBA games and have them on in the background while I try and work.

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