“I’m quite old-school — to me, the tactility of printed media is still so important. I don’t really think you can beat a printed book or screen-printed poster. I think the processes behind printed media give the pieces real personality and feeling; a difficult thing to achieve in a fast-paced digital age where most advertising is disposable. Having something that you can actually hold and touch, in my eyes, immediately becomes more valuable, collectible even.”
Steph Baxter is a freelance illustrator and hand-letterer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She works both traditionally with pen, paper and ink, as well as digitally to create her illustrations and hand-lettering.