Sebastian ‘Seb’ Lester trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins. He now works in Lewes
in East Sussex as a designer and artist. His home studio is built into the banks of one of the
oldest castles in England.
He has developed typefaces and type illustrations for some of the world’s biggest companies,
publications and events, including 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 companies including British Airways, Intel, The Daily Telegraph,
H&M, Waitrose and Barclays.
His limited edition prints are becoming increasingly collectible, and a new-found love of
calligraphy has pushed his work in exciting new directions. In three years he has become one of the highest profile calligraphers in the world, with 190,000 people following his updates on social media sites.
He has 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 and numerous other publications worldwide.
He is passionate about letterforms stating “I find the Latin alphabet to be one of
mankind’s most beautiful and profound creations.”