Believe in Yourself by Seb Lester
Published on November 7, 2013
“If I could only give one piece of advice to anyone it would be this” Seb Lester
About Sebastian Lester
Trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, he now
works in Lewes in East Sussex as a type designer, illustrator and artist.
He has created typefaces and type illustrations for some
of the world’s biggest companies, publications and events,
including the likes of 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 Imaging
for nine years, he developed custom typefaces for clients
including British Airways, Waitrose, The Daily Telegraph,
H&M and Barclays.
His limited edition prints are becoming increasingly popular and
collectible and a new-found love of calligraphy has pushed his
work in exciting new directions.
He’s been interviewed by the BBC and The Independent Newspaper
about fonts on movie posters and album covers respectively. His work
has also been featured in The Guardian, The Times, Creative Review,
Grafik, HOW Design, and numerous other publications worldwide.
He is passionate about letterforms.
Fonts come from calligraphy. Working with a broad nib pen quickly establishes how important this ancient tool has been in the shaping of the Latin alphabet we use today. This is an improvised A-Z using Blackletter and sharpened italic forms.