Phil Baber


Phil Baber (1987) is an independent typographer, editor, and writer. Since 2016 he has taught writing in the Graphic Design Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and from 2020 to 2021 he taught in the MA Approaching Language, a temporary master’s programme at the Sandberg Instituut.

As a writer and researcher he works mainly on prosody in contemporary and historical poetry and on the social and material histories of radical publishing. He is the cofounder, with Snejanka Mihaylova, of The Last Books, a publishing house for experimental writing, translations, and archival research, and is also the editor of The Yellow Papers, a pamphlet series for contemporary poetics.

He cocurates Don’t Pay Your Rent, a reading series held at Rietlanden Women’s Office in Amsterdam. In 2012 he was awarded the Walter Tiemann Prize for book design and has been a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. He has lectured and published internationally, and his work is part of the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.