The Northern Block was set up in 2006 by Jonathan Hill with the clear intention to produce innovative graphic t-shirts. The work evolves from passion, commitment and love for the product.
The philosophy is based on the emotional direction of the individual, so the designs agree with peoples attitudes, influences, activities, careers and lifestyle choices.
Jonathan Hill graduated from Newcastle College of Art & Design in 1994. He initially worked in print producing event graphics for the Leadmill in Sheffield.
Jonathan joined Mainartery in 1999; a progressive design studio based in London working solely for the music industry.Over a 3-year period Jonathan produced a range of unique packaging that crossed boundaries between 2D and 3D media. Clients include R02, Universal Music, EMI and Azuli Records.
On January 3, 2006 he set up his own studio under the banner 'The Northern Block' to concentrate on the development of graphic t-shirts and typefaces.