Watching this guy recreate famous logos by hand is utterly relaxing

When I see British designer and calligraphist Seb Lester work I picture myself sitting quietly next to him just watching him do his job. I'm sure calligraphy is a very relaxing thing to do, this video—where he skillfully recreates famous logos by hand—proves that it's also a mesmerizing thing to watch.

The first time I've learned about Seb Lester it was in this captivating short documentary about him released a few years ago. Prepare to be hypnotized by his voice and mean skills:

Seb Lester is a designer and artist based in the UK. He has developed typefaces 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.

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You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter and check out his work on Instagram and on his personal website.


This is part of a series in which we are featuring really cool 2D or 3D illustrations and animations. If you are an illustrator or animator with high quality work, please drop me a line here.

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This is making me want to play around with some logos and titles again! I haven't done it in a while (I think my most recent one was this, playing around with the Marvel and DC title designs), but I'd love to give it a try with those bold pens.

The thing of it is... I feel like there's been a drought in interesting title designs recently... they all kind of look the same to me now.