#btconf Berlin, Germany 13 - 16 Nov 2019

Seb Lester

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 letterform based 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 & Unicorns

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. Lester discusses new passions and obsessions, how he ended up with two million followers on social media, and how he became the first visual artist to be offered a one year contract by Apple.