Seb Lester trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins in London. He now works in Lewes in East Sussex 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 has developed custom typefaces for many familiar brands including British Airways, Intel, Waitrose, The Daily Telegraph, H&M and Barclays.
A new found love of calligraphy has pushed his work in exciting new directions. In five years he has become one of the highest profile calligraphers in the world with over one million accounts following his daily calligraphic updates on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook.
He is passionate about letterforms stating "I find the Latin alphabet to be one of mankind's 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.