Seb Lester trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins in London. He now works in Lewes in East Sussex, England, as an artist and designer.
He has developed logos and type illustrations for some of the world’s biggest companies, publications and events, including the likes of NASA, Apple, Nike, Intel, The New York Times, The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and JD 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 many familiar brands including British Airways, Intel, Waitrose, The Daily Telegraph, H&M and Barclays.
In recent years, a love of calligraphy has pushed his work in new directions, with around two million accounts following his regular calligraphic posts on social media. He is passionate about letterforms stating "I find the Latin alphabet to be one of our most beautiful and profound creations".
'Peace, Hellfire & Outer Space'
Seb Lester charts his life in letters from student days to working for some of the biggest companies in the world to current art and design projects. The presentation includes a section on designing a logo for a NASA space mission. Seb will also be speaking about how he ended up approaching two million followers on social media.