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Grafist 13

Baines, Phil (2009) Grafist 13. In: Grafist 13, 12-17 October 2009, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. [Creative Arts and Design > Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified] (Unpublished)
 
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Creators:Baines, Phil
Type of Research:Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Phil Baines

Research Interests

Typography
Graphic design
Public lettering
Signing
Penguin Books

Current Research

My design practice includes high profile, one-off commissions; general graphic design for arts organisations; and type design. Underlying themes include an interest in history and experimentation, and in the relationship between form and content.

History and experimentation are most obvious in the award-winning ‘Great Ideas’ cover designs for Penguin Books. Two series of these have been published (2004 & 2005) with a third being prepared.

Ideas about form and content inform my approach to book and publication design and vary according to the requirements of a particular client. For some, my hand is almost invisible and the design arises out of careful collaborative discussions between myself, the gallery, and the artist or curator as appropriate; on other occasions, a more subjective approach is taken.

A commission by Neville Brody for his ‘Fuse’ project in 1991 led me into type design, and that first font gained considerable notoriety, and subsequent wider exposure as a 'Fuse Classic' when released by Fontshop International. In 2003 Linotype released Vere Dignum. Other fonts are in various stages of production or feature in my own design.

My research interests are of two main kinds. One strand is closely related to my practice and includes aspects of graphic design history. Penguin by design has become central to this research, and investigation into different aspects of the company's design continues.

The other strand is an on-going photographic documentation of aspects of public lettering and signing. Much of this is in collaboration with Catherine Dixon and has resulted in articles, a book, website and many presentations. Current work includes documentation of the King's Cross railway lands.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:RPE
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Date:2009
Event Location:Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul
ID Code:2183
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Deposited On:14 Jul 2010 14:31
Last Modified:16 Jun 2011 14:54
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