Normal History Vol. 585: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 36-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Self-Isolation Still Life
As an artist who documents events in a variety of ways, pre-pandemic David took the bus to work twice a week and sometimes overheard other passengers’ conversations.

“Peach-A-Vanilla” from The Eagle And The Poodle (Matador, 1996) (download):