Seb Lester

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Seb Lester is best known for his work as a type designer. His limited edition prints show his passion for letter forms. Seb Lester’s passion and obsession in life is typography and the different elegant fonts.

Seb Lester was trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, he now works in London as a type designer, illustrator and artist. He has created art for some of the biggest brands for example Apple, Nike, Intel, The New York Times and the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The first impression of Seb Lesters work is that he enjoys using curved lines, metallic colours and some of his work looks a lot like its being engraved onto copper/silver with ink over the top. What captures my attention is the metallic colours on the dark colours they make each other stand out. This work brings to mind riches, expenses and a fluent old handwriting format with the curves and calligraphy used.

Seb Lester is using quotes and words that inspire and interest him in his art work. The backgrounds of the art work is usually a dark block colour and the lettering is usually a metallic block colour his work is based around thin and thick lettering and curved lines instead of shading. The main words in his pieces have a different format and or are bolder so they stand out to the audience.

Lester uses a mixture of thin, dominate, strong curved, horizontal lines, using these different lines he accomplishes a complex look to his typography. Lester uses dark, metallic block colours which put next to each other make each other stand out because of the contrast between the colours and Lesters work has a social, religious background to it.

I like Lesters work as the historical feel to his work and how complex and developed it looks especially with silver and gold which gives it a rich priceless look to it also the curves used in his pieces of work capture my eye a lot and give his work a very smooth and swift look to it.




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