Warning: There are a few curse words/minor profanities in some of the images posted in this entry.
Little known fact, once upon a time, I studied graphic design for a year. Yup. Ended up not being my thing, but I’m still made about type! Typography is what initially drew me to graphic design. I’m not so much on the up-and-up with the graphic design community at present, but one thing I do really enjoy looking over is custom typography. One of my favourite artists is Seb Lester.
I adore his work. It’s so elegant and intricate, and also has a bit of a naughty humour behind some of it which I love. Beautiful things that don’t take themselves too seriously are 100% my cup of tea.
I think my favourite part of his type is knowing that he painstakingly must spent hours upon hours upon hours laying out each individual letter and curly-cue… all by hand before taking them to the computer. (For anyone who doesn’t know me, I’m a huge advocate of hand sketching before refining in a graphics program. See this post, for example.)
(above) Story of my life.
I think his work is positively awe-inspiring. I could get lost in the little details. Like in my favourite poster of his, above… all of the type is made from tiny little stars. Intricacy, and painstaking detail, indeed.
All images via SebLester.co.uk