A creative guild of craftspeople connected to the historic Tyne Valley region of Northumberland. Our collaborative team of designers and experts are driven by the connection with other professionals to share knowledge and solve problems to typeface creation. In less than five years a unique and diverse library of fonts has been developed and licensed to a new breed of buyers including application developers, brand agencies, video game studios and web designers.
In support to this, The Northern Block has created a facility to offer custom designs with exclusive and collectively written license agreements. Our Heritage is grounded in The North East of England which has a rich history of lettering & craftsmanship going back to the creation of the Lindisfarne Gospels. The original manuscript created by the highly skilled calligrapher Eadfrith in an insular majuscule script is referred today as an act of isolated genius and provides The Northern Block methods of practice with huge inspiration.