#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 15 - 17 May 2017

Seb Lester

Seb Lester trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins. He now works in the United Kingdom as an artist and designer.

Lester’s passion and obsession is letterforms. He has created typefaces 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 clients including British Airways, The Daily Telegraph, H&M and Barclays. His limited edition prints are becoming increasingly popular and collectible. In recent years a love of calligraphy has pushed his work in exciting new directions.

He is passionate about letterforms stating “I find the Latin alphabet to be one of mankind’s 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 with approaching two million followers on social media.