Phil Baines

Recent articles by Phil Baines

Type paintings of a digital artist

Issue 14, Autumn 1994

Review

‘For the past five years, Neville Brody and his studio have embraced the computer…

The wrong browsers [extract]

Issue 62, Winter 2006

Review

It gives me no pleasure to say that this is a truly dreadful book which leaves none…

A new understanding of spaces

Issue 52, Summer 2004

Review

There are many good reasons why the names of Aldus Manutius (1450-1515) and…

When in Rome: eat, drink and talk type (text in full)

Issue 46, Winter 2002

Review

Since January 2001, ATypI’s worldwide membership has had the advantage of its own…

User-friendly book of books

Issue 44, Summer 2002

Review

I’ve long been a fan of Alan Bartram’s writing. An Atlas of Typeforms…

Pieced together in Ambleside

Issue 81, Autumn 2011

Review

I’m sure that most designers will know about some aspect of Kurt Schwitters’…

Sense of place

Issue 58, Winter 2005

Feature

Three new typefaces for local institutions draw on Sheffield’s cultural and typographic history

Letter rich Lisbon [EXTRACT]

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Feature

Nicolete Gray’s 1960s snaps inspire a re-examination of the capital’s streetscape

A cast of thousands

Issue 45, Autumn 2002

Feature

The future of type design

Central Lettering Record

Issue 15, Winter 1994

Feature

Central Saint Martins' collection of historical letterforms and type samples is an invaluable…

Reading the news

Issue 44, Summer 2002

Feature

In an-depth pictorial essay Phil Baines examines the ways major UK newspapers, tabloid and…

Sculptured letters and public poetry

Issue 37, Autumn 2000

Feature

Sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs and poet Joan Brossa had little in common but a fierce pride in the…

A design (to sign roads by)

Issue 34, Winter 1999

Feature

The robust, flexible system devised nearly four decades ago by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert…

Face lift: new cuts at The Times

Issue 40, Summer 2001

Feature

When technological developments at The Times demanded a change in the newspaper’s typography, a…

The end of typography: slow death by default

Issue 51, Spring 2004

Opinion

Designing for the partially sighted: misguided guidlines

Agenda

Issue 7, Summer 1992

Opinion

Modernism tried to break with the past; traditionalists embrace it. But any kind of ism is fated to…