Lee Basford

Lee Basford

, Japan

About Lee Basford

Lee is an artist designer and photographer working in and around the overlap of art and design, blending these disciplines to create work for arts, film, video games, fashion and music companies that include Sony, Capcom, Sega, EMI, Parlophone, Saatchi and Artificial Eye.

Over the years he has written, illustrated and photographed for the magazines Paper-Sky, Dazed and Confused, Tokion and Level and designed typefaces for T26 and Fountain fonts. Since 2000 he has exhibited both as a solo artist and collectively in England, Japan, USA, Germany, China and Ireland. His work has featured in numerous books and design journals, including; Creative Review, +81, 200% Cotton, The 3D Type Book, Cutting Edge Illustration, Concrete 2 Canvas and Graphic Britain.

In 2007 he was invited by UNIQLO to their Creative Awards ceremony in Japan where he received a Judges Choice Award and was more recently invited to take part in the Lightning Bolts + Innovation Art Show curated by Nike and debuting at the Beijing Olympics.
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Education

Bournville College of Art
Central Saint Martins

Exhibitions

Graffiti Bastards II / Custard Factory Gallery / Birmingham / 2000
GB Graphic Britain / Magma Gallery / London / 2002
Topshop Exhibition [group exhibition] / Custard Factory Gallery / Birmingham / 2003
The Outcrowd [group exhibition] / Custard Factory Gallery / Birmingham / 2004
Otonashi / Joint Exhibition with Momoko Hayashi / No Name Gallery / Birmingham / 2004
Christmas Cards for Lonely Dinosaurs [with The Outcrowd] / Birmingham / 2004
It’s a Sad and Beautiful World [with The Outcrowd] / Birmingham / 2005
Supersonic [with The Outcrowd] / Birmingham / 2005
New Art Birmingham (NAB) [group exhibition] / Birmingham / 2006
We Took Our Broken Dreams... / As part of British Architecture Week / The Mailbox / Birmingham / 2005
Fast Type, Slow Type / Reception Gallery / Birmingham / 2006
Intervalometer [with the outcrowd] / Studio 4 Gallery / Birmingham / 2006
Adam et Ropé ‘Paper Christmas’ / In-Store Animation / Shibuya / Tokyo / 2006
Meme / Joint Exhibition with Andy Votel / Adam et Ropé Gallery Space / Tokyo / 2006
Synth Eastwood [group exhibition] / 4 Dame Lane / Dublin / 2007
Breathing Out, Breathing In [solo exhibition] Vedemecvm / Osaka / 2008
Lightning Bolts + Innovation [group exhibition] / Beijing / Tokyo / Los Angeles / New York / 2009
The Joyful Bewilderment [group exhibition] / London / Edinbourgh / Bristol / 2009
A Beautiful Machine [group exhibition] / Howies / Bristol / 2010
Not My Type [group exhibition] / Created in Birmingham / Birmingham / 2010
Rude Britannia / Tate Gallery / London / 2010
Back to the Beach [group exhibition] / Aqua Art Miami / Miami / 2010
Scope NY / New York / 2010