#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 07 - 09 May 2018

Vic Lee

Vic Lee is a poet, an urban wordsmith who beautifies surfaces with typographic fantasticalisms. An ink loving, coffee supping, spoked wheel rider from London Town. He breaks bland with elaboration and modern elegance.

An observer of street life and schemer of wall applications, Vics work stimulates your imagination and a memory of a bygone age, perhaps that you never were part of, but feel you could relate to.

Using typography and frolicking lines, his art has been commissioned by the likes of Nike, Virgin Atlantic, Mercedes and The Famous Grouse to name a few. There is a romanticism to Vics work that encourages engagement and a smile in the mind.

His murals are freestyled and rarely planned out. His sweeping lines are testament to his commitment to his artform, Its a union of sorts between his pen and the surface he works to, an understanding of the visual harmony that can make a surface breathe and come alive.

It’s like standing on a cliff edge with a pair of rollerskates on.... invigorating.

No Effing Failure

Vic will talk about his beginnings, how he got started as an illustrator, muralist, wordsmith and man of many Inkings.

But to get to where he is has been a journey, from working 7 days a week, to constantly challenging himself and getting noticed in an increasingly flooded market.

Vic will talk about hard work, how it pays off. Being reliable, always saying yes, and getting new clients. It's not a quick fix, but a dedicated daily routine to being the best he can be and to think of the next thing before some other sucker does.

Vic will show how his clients trust him, from Nike to Virgin, The Tate to some of the worlds best design agencies. It's not about slacking or being scared and its realising that there is no such thing as failure.

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