PIN DROP is our first exhibition. We’ve commissioned 25 exclusive pins from 21 of our favourite artists, designers, crafters, and makers. We asked our artists to produce a pin inspired by the north of England or their creative process. Our aim was to create an exhibition where our Northern Craft regulars can feel there’s something just for them. We hope these pins will make a treasured addition to your pin collection. Check below for more information about all the makers involved.

PIN DROP is now finished. Any remaining pins will go to the artist who created them.

A huge thanks to Stuck Up Pins for supplying the pins for our exhibition.



Amy is based in Yorkshire and has been a favourite of ours since Northern Craft started. We love her colourful hand stitched felt products.


Basil & Ford

Husband & wife super team Basil & Ford have always been super popular at our fairs. The wit and sheer energy behind their work makes them totally unique and it's what we love about them. Head to the highly contagious


Finest Imaginary

Finest Imaginary has been a Northern Craft staple since our first fair. Kim creates gloriously bright accessories inspired by animals, plants, and the outdoors, from her home studio in Huddersfield.


John Bond

All kinds of dogs doing all kinds of things. John Bond is an illustrator and animator from the south of England. Although his work is varied in style and content, he's perhaps best known for his charming dogs.


Livi Gosling Illustration

Livi Gosling is a freelance illustrator from Hertfordshire. She produces maps, portraits, and food and drink in ink and gouache.


OR8 Design

Owen Findley is a screenprinter working in Leeds. OR8 combines sharp geometric lines with dramatic outdoor scenes inspired by Owen's adventures. Owen also produces gig posters for the Brudenell.


Telegramme Paper Co

Bobby and Kate live in sunny Margate, let's not shed a tear for their life. They make retro inspired artwork that demands to be framed and hung in every house. Their commissioned work is always amazing to see.


Anne Benjamin

Chicago based Anne Benjamin is one of the finest illustrators around and has created work for Disney, Mondo, First Aid Kit & our very own Wild Beasts. Check out her amazing work at


Dick Vincent

Dick Vincent is an Illustrator based in Macclesfield and you can often find him touring his prints at fairs across the UK. He enjoys drawing pictures of foxes, mustachioed men and bears. Dick's Etsy Store


Hungry Sandwich Club

Creative gang Hungry Sandwich Club create fun, friendly, and playful illustrations and animations. They work out of Duke Studios in Leeds. Check out their work and their super-fun studio at


Josh Hurley

Northern Craft alumnus Josh Hurley creates lovely things around the theme of adventure and travel. Most recently Josh worked on the More Than Pet Insurance national advertising campaign. He's a pretty big deal.


The Lost Fox

The Lost Fox is by husband and wife team Dan and Jan. Their screenprints are inspired by discovery and adventure, as well as home comforts like this perfect coffee print.


Sean Mort Print Shop

I think we have said enough about Sean Mort on this website. People seem to like his work and it would have been a bit weird and rude if we didn't include him in this project.


Toucan Tango

Scott, Lucy & Pip make up Toucan Tango, a Liverpool based studio that is seemingly entirely based on puns. They give a percentage of their sales to charity so there really is no excuse not to buy work from them.


Army Of Cats

Local hero Graham Pilling aka Army of Cats has been making gig posters for around 10 years. His art prints are heavily inspired by the local scenery and we urge you check out These Flowing Hills of Plenty at


Drew Millward

Yorkshire based Drew is best known for owning the design aesthetic of Leeds. You can see his work in Bundobust, Friends of Ham, all over the beer festival and up the stairs at Awesome Merchandise.


James Green Printworks

James Green makes linocuts and screenprints of landscapes, wildlife, and donkeys. James is from Sheffield and creates a lot of work depicting Yorkshire and the Peak District. 
James Green's blog


Kristyna Baczynski

Comic and zine queen Kristyna Baczynski is a freelance illustrator from Leeds. Her comics have twice been nominated for a British Comic Award and she's created work for Etsy and Thought Bubble.


Memo Illustration

Helen of Memo Illustration is a Cumbria-based artist and designer inspired by mid-century design and all things vintage.


Stanley Chow

Manchester institution Stanley Chow has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. It's always amazing to see his work in the arms of a superstar footballer or on the cover of The New Yorker.



Alex & Chris are based in Ely, which is definitely not in London. They have been a huge part of the gig poster scene for years now and are always coming up with great new ways of making us part with our money.