Seb Lester charts his life in letters from early student work to corporate type design for some of the world’s biggest companies to recent art, design and illustration projects.
Seb Lester trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins in London. He now lives and works in Lewes, East Sussex, as a type designer, illustrator and artist. He has created typefaces and type illustrations for companies, publications and events including the likes of Apple, Nike, Intel, the New York Times, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and J. D. Salinger’s final reissue of The Catcher in the Rye.
Previously a Senior Type Designer at Monotype for nine years, he developed custom typefaces for clients including British Airways, Waitrose, the Daily Telegraph, H&M and Barclays.
His limited edition prints, some of the names of which form the title of this talk, are becoming increasingly popular and collectible and a new-found love of calligraphy has pushed his work in exciting new directions. He is passionate about letterforms.