Talking type with Phil Baines

I had the pleasure of meeting Phil Baines today for an 8 Faces interview. I’ve been a long time admirer of his work since I saw his beautiful, typographic paschal candles that appeared in Typography Now: the Next Wave in 1991.

We met at the stunning Central Saint Martins building in the heart of London’s Kings Cross redevelopment area, and settled in to the typographic archive room for a chat. We went through some of Phil’s recent work and spoke about his experience and views on design and typography.