Monday, June 19, 2017

Sebastian Carter: Design Superhero

🇬🇧 Great British Design Inspiration
A visit with esteemed book and type designer Sebastian Carter
Cambridge, England • 27 May 2017

Sebastian Carter is internationally known as designer / proprietor of the Rampant Lions Press, one of the world's leading letterpress workshops. Sebastian's father Will Carter founded the Press while still a schoolboy in 1924. The press began as a full-time commercial enterprise in 1949 and produced exceptionally beautiful books on a range of subjects until 2008.

Sebastian, an alumnus of King's College, Cambridge, currently serves as editor of Parenthesis magazine, a twice-yearly publication from the Fine Press Book Association. More info on the magazine is here. Sebastian has written extensively on typography and type design, and his book "Twentieth Century Type Designers" is a must-have resource. We certainly share a love of letterforms!

Museum Quality
Rampant Lions Press titles feature fine typography and printing, luxe papers and expert finishing. The Press has an extraordinary library of work. I had the privilege to view some titles in person. All feature hand-set type, elegant, creative design and exquisite workmanship.

Please visit the company's website here for a list of fine art and literary titles still available for purchase.

Gracious, relaxed hospitality made our day extra special. Thank you, Penny and Sebastian for a truly memorable visit to Cambridge.


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