Exhibition showcases Northern Typography

An exhibition of Northern Typography is currently on show beneath the iconic dome of Whitley Bay’s Spanish City.

The complex – once a funfair – is home to For the Love of the North, among other independent businesses, which has pulled some of the most talented artists and creatives in the region together for its latest show.

They include Alex Richardson, from Mango Signs; Sofia Barton Illustration; Bianco Perry – Embroidery; graphic designer and printmaker Georgie Estill; Charlotte Turnock from Silly Rabbit & Co; calligrapher and lettering designer Tim Sokell; Bethan Laker Illustration; Aissa Tyley Designs; A City by the Sea; Lizzie Carins from Blinkin’ Imp; Jo McKinnon from Missus Print Design and Ebony Newton Design.

For the Love of the North is run by husband-and-wife team Paul and Lucy Hull and they have been championing the region, local makers and sustainable and independent shopping since launching their business in 2017.

They said: “For the Love of the North is thrilled to bring together some of the most talented, unique and downright wittiest artists and creatives from our local community.

“In this one-off exhibition, we aim to highlight all things Northern Typography through multiple mediums – print, stitch, paint and wood.

“From Northern slang, local maps and signage, our super-talented community have brought their own individuality and style to produce artworks that shout For the Love of the North and all we represent.”

The Northern Typography Exhibition is available to view upstairs in Spanish City until Sunday, July 3.

You can also view and purchase some items here.

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