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Video: Pan Jianfeng created calligraphy art at Helsinki Airport

2.9.2016 at 06:00
Chinese contemporary artist Pan Jianfeng visited Helsinki Airport in August 2016. He painted a calligraphy piece called It’s Truly a Country of Thousands Lakes on glass.

 The piece is inspired by a poem by Chinese poet Guo Moruo.

- In China, Finland is known as the country of thousands of lakes, because almost every schoolchild knows Guo Moruo’s description of Finland. Water is an important element for me. Here, my child can drink clean water straight from the tap. It is incredible, Pan says.

The piece can be seen at Helsinki Airport's non-Schengen area near gates 34–35.

Pan has also designed posters that illustrate Finland and Finnishness using modern calligraphy for Finavia. The posters represent, among others, cleanness, sisu and nature's wonders.

Pan Jianfeng is the founder of design company SHTYPE and an independent visual artist, who has worked both as a chief design officer and a professional in the fields of typography and graphic design. The artist has a client list that includes international brands such as Coca-Cola, Nike and WWF.

 Read more about Finavia's and Pan Jianfeng's cooperation

Art at Helsinki Airport