Phil Baines

Recent articles about Phil Baines

Reputations: Phil Baines

Issue 69, Autumn 2008

Feature

‘I could never subscribe to a particular way of doing things – I was always more pick ’n’ mix. I’d want to take what was good and alter it a little, or, if I thought the ideology was stupid, drop the ideology.’

Beyond typography

Issue 15, Winter 1994

Feature

Fuse’s talented team is on an inspired quest to ‘Make it new!’ But what is the project really about?

Phil Baines and Typography Now

Issue 71, Spring 2009

Opinion

A letter from Rick Poynor

‘Type-only Penguins sell a million’ shock

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Opinion

Penguin uses design to revitalise its back catalogue with Great Ideas and a revived Reference Library

What has writing got to do with design?

Issue 9, Summer 1993

Opinion

We canonise the giants of design history as champions of total authorship, while overlooking the obvious message of their work

Get the message?

Issue 3, Spring 1991

Opinion

Legibility is relative. Is it time we broke the tablets of stone? Agenda by Michèle-Anne Dauppe

Recent blog posts about Phil Baines

Village people

20 September 2014
Design history, Graphic design, Typography

Ditchling’s elegantly revamped museum places Eric Gill in the everyday context of extraordinary craftspeople
The small Sussex village of Ditchling, near the South Coast of England, was in 190…

When Penguins begat Puffins

12 August 2014
Book design, Design history, Illustration, Visual culture

The Penguin Collectors Society turns its attention to the influential Puffin imprint for young readers … plus Porpoises, Ptarmigans and Peacocks
On 15 October 2010, the University of Bristol held a study day on Puffin, Penguin’s…

Type at the core

2 January 2013
Design education, Graphic design, Technology, Typography

Design students hope to acquire skills that are transferable and future-proof. In our new media world, letterpress and education need each other
If you’d blinked, you might have missed the 6x6 Collaborative Letterpress Project’s three-day exhibition at…

Let’s hear it for the hinting slaves

25 June 2012
New media, Typography

Type Tuesday: Ampersand Web Typography Conference 2012
When keynote speaker Phil Baines asked a full house at the second Ampersand Web Typography Conference…

Type Tuesday: Forward to page 1

19 June 2012
Book design, Design history, Graphic design, Typography

Managing (Great) expectations with a mix of ‘Pecha Kucha and speed dating’
A thought-provoking evening at the Design Museum marked the launch of Page 1: Great Expectations, the…