Lili Phillips

Nice to meet you, I’m Lili. As a curious designer of communication, I strive to promote unity through visual identities, editorial and printed matter.

Design Intern at Pentagram NYC

1/2 of Nearly, a design studio.

Copyright © 2020 Lili Phillips

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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
for nearlyapublishinghouse.com

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