Work in Type

Editorial Design

Created in collaboration with Lili Phillips - published under Nearly.


Work In Type is an experimental newspaper, designed and issued by Nearly: a newly-launched publishing house run by myself and Lili Phillips.

To give you an overview, Nearly are currently managing a live online archive, showcasing the works of third-year,
BA Graphic Communication students at Central Saint Martins. Being a part of this community amid the current global circumstances, means both myself and Lili understand the pressures students are facing. Therefore, the publishing platform, Nearly, was designed with a unique point of focus: a lack of expectations. Students are warmly invited to submit the mess with confidence; the explosive mind-maps, the faulty prototypes, and unpublished gems.

I think we can all agree that right now, the news is filling us with nothing but anxiety. To escape the noise, Nearly have reimagined the conventional newspaper format, storming new territories for publishing, design and the distribution of information.

By utilising the papers unbound sheets, we have been able to deliver a large-scale typographical expression of our work. Welcome what may first appear as chaos; reorder and flip the tabloid to play, to puzzle together, to wonder.

Editorial Design,
Print Production,
28pp Tabloid Newspaper,
Series of typographic illustrations,

Abbie Lilley 2020 ©

Abbie Lilley 2020 ©