Lili Phillips

Nice to meet you, I’m Lili—a curious designer, playful maker and print enthusiast.

Currently working at Pentagram NYC, I strive to promote unity through visual identities, editorial, environmental, digital and printed matter.

1/2 of Nearly, a design studio.

Recipient of both the Omorovicza Scholarship and the UAL Design as Community Building award, 2020.


Books About Books

Books About Books is a collection of experimental publications, designed in response to my interviews with women concerned with book arts. Each conversation determines the concept and the look of the book.

This book arose out of my curiosity to discover and learn Genevieve's craft—the art of papermaking. Naturally, some things didn't go to plan, but this artful sculpture stands as a manifestation of my learning process; praising the all-important trial-and-error experimentation. My interview with Genevieve lives between layers of pulp, with traces of text unexpectedly, and yet beautifully surfaced.

The Books About Books collection,
135mm x 168mm,
Handbound Multi-Section Sewn Binding,

Publication Design, in response to Genevieve Lapp