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


Work In Type

Work In Type is a multi-page, typographic newspaper designed and distributed by Nearly. The format was decided by the publication's purpose—to cancel out the current noise of the pandemic and to reconnect our peers in troublesome times. Nearly reimagined the conventional newspaper format, storming new territories for publishing, design and the distribution of information.

Abbie Lilley and I gathered submitted content by third-year Graphic Communication Design students during lockdown, analysed and translated their work into a unique typeface. This pairing was determined by the student’s practice, characteristics and type history.

We ask our readers to welcome what first appears as chaos, and to turn, flip, rip and enjoy the implanted large-scale poster, made possible by the unbound newsprint leaves.

289mm x 380mm
28pp Tabloid Newspaper
Co-designed with Abbie Lilley

2 runs of 20, printed in April & May 2020. All profits have been put towards our future degree show, Central Saint Martins.

An experimental typographic newspaper, by Nearly