Northern Voice’s Print

Engaging typography with topography. Contours mapping land elevation in Robin Hood’s Bay layered with snippets of phonetic dialogue, pulled from interviews with a series of local people on what being Northern means to them. Artwork born from a project on local language, expressing Northern vernacular and exploring the rich etymology of native words, vocal inflections and expectations throughout a land separate to the south in so many ways.

Dimensions: Photolithography print, 594x420mm, oil based ink on paper, with hanger,  2018.

Georgina Estill is a graphic artist and printmaker based in Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coastline. Her work is heavily grounded in typography—with a particular love for the art of letterpress, she links the beauty and heritage of historical printing with the progression of contemporary design.

Advocating slow living, she offers up an alternative to our modern day print culture with a bit of history, soul, craft, and care. Georgina prints for positivity, harnessing the immense power of language to heal and uplift by use of affirmations and words of weight within her work. She employs analogue print processes as they bear a distinct aesthetic—an authenticity that transcends print quality—there is beauty in the imperfections and a connection in the tangibility of a manually produced piece of artwork.

Georgina's print will be available to view as part of our Northern Typography exhibition in the Spanish City from 4th April - 3rd July 2022.