Fonts from The Northern Block.

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The Northern Block is a collaborative type foundry internationally recognised for producing modernist fonts for brands, creatives and makers.

Fonts from The Northern Block.

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The Northern Block’s highly skilled and enthusiastic global team, designs and develops award-winning retail and custom typefaces, and is pushing forward the design of multi-script families, including Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek and Hebrew for Global clients.

Meet the team.

Creative Director

Jonathan Hill

Jonathan is the founder of The Northern Block and known to wider people in the North as the ‘Fontman’. He began his type design odyssey in the industrial mill towns of Yorkshire surrounded by historic textiles, modern art and the no-nonsense voice of the people. A Draughtsmen at heart with a passion for function, modernism and the understated Jonathan has shaped out a career designing typefaces that are respected and recognised by trusted brands, leading video game developers and global manufacturing companies. Recently his type designs have received international awards as some of the most innovative work in the industry, and with his dedication to connecting, mentoring and nurturing new type design talent, his influence is set to grow stronger.

Senior Type Designer

Mariya Pigoulevskaya

Mariya joined The Northern Block in 2012. Originally from Belarus, she studied design, art and illustration at Belarusian State Academy of Arts and Teesside University. In 2014 Mariya was part of the highly regarded Type Design Intensive Program at Reading University. Her work is focused on Latin and Cyrillic type design. In 2015, Mariya received a Bronze Award (Latin Group) for Merel type family at Hiiibrand International Typography Design competition. In her spare time, Mariya is an enthusiastic photographer with a passion for modern art.

Monotype Fonts

The Northern Block fonts are included with Monotype Fonts.