If there is a region in England that generates pride and a strong affection, it is theheartwarming and inspiring North. The breathtaking nature, the architecture, the cobblestone streets, the arts, the industrial heritage, the humour and wit of its people, the damp back alleys, the best football, real ale and real pubs, and yes, the pies. The list could go on forever.
"Dark and true and tender is the North"- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Another reason to celebrate The North is the exceptional cultural legacy. It is the land of the Brontë sisters, Anthony Burgess, Alan Bennett, Ian McKellen, Victoria Wood, Mark E. Smith, L.S. Lowry, Emmeline Pankhurst, Morrissey, Albert Finney, Ewan MacColl, Edith Sitwell, Sir Bobby Charlton, John Lennon and many others.
"The North is both our glory and our problem. It is the land that gave birth to all the clichés – dark, grim, cobbled and the rest of it – because in its heyday they were true. No part of England has had a stronger character, and you do not part with that sort of reputation easily. Huge mills, smoking chimneys, mass workforces; they were all there and sometimes you think, despairingly, that they will cling on indelibly forever." - True North', Martin Wainwright
From the North East to the North West; from Lancashire to Yorkshire and the Humber; from Cheshire to Cumbria and North Lincolnshire; and from Durham to Greater Manchester and the Merseyside, celebrate The North and your hometown as wall art with this tribute to the place we love.
If you are a proud born and brednortherner; if you love this place like we do or even if you are a southerner longing for a bit of northern swagger, this limited print is for you.