Split wins a D&AD Wood Pencil

Journal · 15th June 2019

It was a very nice surprise last month to hear that These Northern Types had been shortlisted for two categories – Typography and Book Design – at this year’s D&AD Awards.

And then it was a very, very nice surprise, at the end of our visit to Clerkenwell Design Week, to find that we’d won a Wood Pencil award – For Creative Excellence, Typography/Books – which we picked up at the ceremony on Thursday 23 May.

There’s a big team of creative people who contributed to These Northern Types, and it was a real honour to collect this award on behalf of them all.

Thanks very much, all of you, and congratulations!


And, under the circumstances, we hope you won’t mind us sharing this review of These Northern Types.

“Ambitious, expansive, and inventive… These Northern Types feels like an important sociological project… No one project can ever adequately summarise the state of a nation, but These Northern Types is as good an attempt as you’ll see all year.” – It’s Nice That [full article]