Lili Phillips


Nice to meet you, I’m Lili. I am an attentive thinker, tactile explorer and curious designer, whose work is bound by a critical awareness of content.

Employing courage and nobility, I deliver tangible results—from printed matter to community building.

1/2 of Nearly, a design studio & publishing house.

Copyright © 2020 Lili Phillips

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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,
2020

Publication Design, in response to Genevieve Lapp